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lighting caculations #35347
03/09/04 12:10 PM
03/09/04 12:10 PM
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GETELECTRIC  Offline OP
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Does anyone know of any good sites not affilliated witha specific manufacturer for lighting calculations.
thx neil

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

Re: lighting caculations #35349
03/09/04 04:32 PM
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GETELECTRIC  Offline OP
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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.

Re: lighting caculations #35350
03/09/04 05:24 PM
03/09/04 05:24 PM
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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.

Re: lighting caculations #35351
03/09/04 06:30 PM
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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).]

Re: lighting caculations #35352
03/10/04 09:24 AM
03/10/04 09:24 AM
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Spent a few doing a web search. www.visuallightingsoftware.com
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.

Re: lighting caculations #35353
03/10/04 05:16 PM
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Re: lighting caculations #35354
03/10/04 07:25 PM
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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. http://www.simkar.com/simply-software.htm

Re: lighting caculations #35355
03/11/04 02:14 PM
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GETELECTRIC  Offline OP
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toronto canada
thanks everyone i,m sure one of these downloads will work.
thx neil(the calculating sparky)

Re: lighting caculations #35356
08/21/05 12:21 PM
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Mike02  Offline
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London, Ontario, Canada
The page for electric calculation software that Ron suggested has changed to
http://www.mc-group.ca

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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