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Development and Utilization of an Average Illuminance Calculating Software Program

Whitney, Richard D.
This study focuses on the development and utilization of an average illuminance calculating software program. The software will be applicable to most general lighting systems. The primary objectives are: 1) to develop a software model utilizing the zonal cavity and lumen method concepts associated with quantitative lighting design, 2) to establish a permanent luminaire data base which will contain luminaire descriptions, CU values, maximum spacing to mounting height ratios, luminaire distributions, and maintenance categories for each included luminaire, 3) to establish a luminaire output report which will enable the user to analyze various luminaire/lamp combinations in an efficient and effective manner.