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#35347 - 03/09/04 01:10 PM lighting caculations  
Joined: Oct 2003
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toronto canada
Does anyone know of any good sites not affilliated witha specific manufacturer for lighting calculations.
thx neil

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#35348 - 03/09/04 05:22 PM Re: lighting caculations  
DougW  Offline
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North Chicago, IL
In terms of Fc/ft2, or what?

#35349 - 03/09/04 05:32 PM Re: lighting caculations  
Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 172
toronto canada
In terms that i plug in the dimensions of a room ,how many 2x4 fixtures that i will need for any given fcs.

e.g. 120'x95' with an 8' ceiling height,using 3-lamp 2x4s what is my quantity.

i was hoping that there was a program that you could download out there.

#35350 - 03/09/04 06:24 PM Re: lighting caculations  

You might try a search for visual basic edition. However, with that program you still need to plug-in manufactures info. I know it a freebie for at least a trial period and is easy to use.

#35351 - 03/09/04 07:30 PM Re: lighting caculations  
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La Junta, Co. USA
I had a free program called ElecPro, which had a lighting calculator on it. It doesn't work well with XP tho. Email me, I might be able to help.

I just tried my program, and found out it was only for HID fixtures. Plus the type of rooms listed were somewhat limited.

I will look around for some other program.

Rick Miell

[This message has been edited by rmiell (edited 03-09-2004).]

#35352 - 03/10/04 10:24 AM Re: lighting caculations  

Spent a few doing a web search.
From there you can down load visual basic edition and try it for 30 days. After that you need to register the software but it is still free.

#35353 - 03/10/04 06:16 PM Re: lighting caculations  
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#35354 - 03/10/04 08:25 PM Re: lighting caculations  
LK  Offline
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This is the one we use, your customers can look at the charts before you do the job. It is easy to use, and it's free.

#35355 - 03/11/04 03:14 PM Re: lighting caculations  
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thanks everyone i,m sure one of these downloads will work.
thx neil(the calculating sparky)

#35356 - 08/21/05 01:21 PM Re: lighting caculations  
Mike02  Offline
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London, Ontario, Canada
The page for electric calculation software that Ron suggested has changed to

Check out the lighting calculator, voltage drop, underground cable ampacity, NEC and CEC tables and more

[This message has been edited by Mike02 (edited 05-26-2006).]

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