Lighting Tools and Calculators

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Retrofit Online Tools

Cost of Waiting Estimator from GE
Compare the cost of electricity for your current and proposed lighting systems and estimate the cost of waiting to upgrade to the new system.

Lighting Layout Estimator from GE
Estimate the number of fixtures needed to light an area for a specified light level.

Simple Energy Estimator from GE
Calculate the energy savings you'll gain by relamping your lighting system. Also, find out how long it will take to recoup your full investment for the new system.

Simple Life-Cycle Cost Estimator from GE
Compare the life-cycle costs for two different lamps.

Watts Per Square Foot Estimator from GE
Compare the watts per square foot for two different lighting systems.

Fixture Replacement Estimator from GE
Replacing your current lamps? Use this calculator to estimate the number of fixtures you'll need for replacement lamps. Also compare the difference in the amount of light between your current lamp and replacement lamp.

Find the Right Light for Your Application from GE
This tool allows you to compare different lighting options for a particular application. A side-by-side comparison will estimate which system will give you the best energy and environmental benefits for your space.

Energy Services (ESCO) Information Center from GE
Need help with your lighting retrofits or assistance in optimizing energy savings within your facility? Find a local ESCO provider.

Lighting Control Online Tools

Dimming System Watts Estimator from GE
Can a dimming system help you save on energy costs? Use this calculator to estimate the wattage, energy reduction and cost savings generated by using a GE dimming system.

Dimmer Energy Savings Calculator from Lutron
Change the lighting settings, room and Lutron dimming system to adjust your savings calculations. Dimmers vary the intensity of light emitted from an electric lamp and provide the flexibility to vary the amount of light in a given space, depending on the individual requirements, tasks or activities being performed.

ASAP ONline Lighting Control Designer exclusively from Leviton
(Registration required) Leviton's exclusive ASAP (online) point-and-click application allows you to quickly and simply design, specify, and enter orders for your lighting control projects. Create a complete submittal package in minutes and enjoy an unheard of seven-day turnaround time so you can deliver a complete lighting controls package to your customers in less time.

Occupancy Sensor Layout Services exclusively from Leviton
(Registration required) Leviton's industry-leading no cost occupancy sensor layout services are available online. Easily submit requests and drawings for occupancy sensor layouts with Leviton's secure website portal.

Dollars & Sensors Software from Leviton
Get a quick, accurate payback analysis on your occupancy sensors investment. Dollars & Sensors will do for you in minutes what it takes other programs to complete in a week. Don't just tell your customers; show them how much money and energy you can save them to give them the peace of mind that they're making the right investment.

Energy Calculators

Greengate Panel ROI Calculator from Cooper Industries
This tool provides a quick method for approximating the payback period for a typical Greengate installation. Users enter pertinent data such as the quantity and types of equipment installed, local electricity rate and hours that loads will be off or dimmed due to system operation. The tool then calculates approximate installed costs including labor, energy saved in KWH and dollars and the payback period in years for the system. The ROI calculator allows agents, ESCOs, contractors, and end users an easy means of estimating the costs and benefits of an energy management system installation.

The MIT Design Advisor
Architects and Building Designers can use computer modeling to improve indoor comfort and energy performance of conceptual building designs. The MIT Design Advisor is a tool which allows you to describe and simulate a building in less than five minutes, including heating, cooling, lighting and daylighting scenarios.

Hubbell Lighting System Energy Savings Calculators
Discover how much you may save by upgrading to an energy-efficient Hubbell lighting system by viewing the LitePro 2.0 demo online. LitePro 2.0 provides the best and easiest methods to compare multiple lighting systems in the same project and provides a variety of useful interactive tools, reports, and renderings to simplify the lighting design process. The lighting savings opportunities in EPAct are based on the ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2001 and are calculated based on the type of space being upgraded (office, manufacturing, healthcare, school).

Commercial Lighting Solutions webtool from the Department of Energy: (in beta) The Commercial Lighting Solutions app allows you to estimate the energy usage of your existing building, then test out re-lamping and retrofit solutions and see the impact they have on your energy savings in kWh. The tool can also determine your eligibility in receiving the 179D Tax Deduction.

Use the Lighting Energy Calculators from WattStopper to identify the lighting control strategies that best match your energy savings goals for retrofit or new construction projects. Compare different control methods with pre-defined Lighting Control Measures (LCMs) to achieve additional maximum energy lighting savings.

With Wattstopper's Quick Assessment, you'll provide only a few datapoints to rapidly calculate potential energy savings for a single room. Print or email the Quick Assessment Summary.