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Photometric Plan

Get Your Free Commercial, Industrial or Sports Lighting Plan

A photometric lighting plan created by our lighting designers is the first step when adding or upgrading existing lighting in your facility. The photometric plan confirms important attributes including your project’s light intensity and distribution.

What Is Included With A Lighting Plan?

Checkmark Custom lighting layout with count & Placement
Checkmark Foot candle and light balance calculations
Checkmark Light fixture recommendation and quote
Checkmark Dedicated lighting specialist to assist with your project

How long does it take to get a plan?

Indoor1-2 business days
Outdoor2-3 business days


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Smith Logo Customer had an urgent need for high temperature lights. We had them in stock & shipped out next day.
Oakland Logo Poor lighting caused parking lot safety issues for spectators. Our lighting plan & new lights resulted in an improved experience.
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Tracy Logo Tracy Electric was seeking a reliable source for ongoing lighting projects.
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Fsu Logo Permanent tent lighting for large acrobatics facility. Our lighting plan & recommendations resulted in ideal performer & spectator safety.

A Photometric Lighting Plan is a digital software report that shows a proposed LED lighting solution placed within an indoor or outdoor area. This lighting analysis lets you view the lighting level before work begins on a job site.

The software is capable of importing layouts, CAD diagrams, and even scaled Google Maps of outdoor areas – particularly interesting when creating lighting plans for outdoor sports facilities using LED sports lighting.

The software can place the fixtures inside the plan at specific locations and heights. They can be oriented and aimed. The lighting plan calculates foot-candle light levels, shows how balanced the light is, and provides a comprehensive printable PDF report.

Photometric lighting isn’t just a type of lighting or a design style. Photometric lighting is the study of how light emanates from a fixture into the environment. Knowledge related to photometric lighting is reserved for anyone who works with fixtures.

A photometric lighting analysis helps understand how the light from the fixture surrounds the area of coverage. It’s a popular hack used by light designers to visualize what the space will look like after fixtures have been installed.

A lighting layout calculator is another way of saying “Lighting Plan”. Some sites provide some basic lighting calculators, which are good tools for basic budgetary calculations based on light levels needed when you provide some basic data about the light you might use. It is NOT a replacement for a lighting plan. We would never use an LED lighting layout calculator in place of a lighting plan.

Other similar related terms – LED light spacing calculator and free lighting layout tool.

We offer free lighting plans for contractors and end users for commercial, industrial, and sport lighting projects.

For residential customers, we can offer free plans for horse arenas, pole barns, and shops. We do not do lighting plans for homes, apartment units, condo units, or townhome units.

We are unable to provide free lighting plans to architects and design engineers, as the full project plans are usually unknown at this early stage and require extensive non-design work.

The results of each plan are specific to the particular space dimensions and fixture model, wattage, lumens, optic used, color temperature, and mounting angle used.

You should not expect the same lighting results indicated by the lighting plan if the fixture is swapped out for another fixture.

A lighting plan would be highly recommended before any lighting project is started, and before any lights are purchased. It will provide you with most of the information you need to make an informed decision.