Pole Barn Lighting Calculator
A Pole Barn Lighting Calculator is a simple online tool that asks for some simple inputs – room dimensions, fixture lumens and desired foot candle target and then calculates the total number of fixtures you are going to need to meet this requirement.
Its a good first step. To the right, we have added a lighting calculator to use. Please keep reading this post, and learn why this by itself is not enough.
The software calculates foot candle levels and produces a visual layout pdf report. The pdf report displays foot candle measurements at locations within the interior pole barn space.
What’s the difference between a lighting calculator and a lighting plan?
Use a calculator if:
You are looking for a free, online tool to quickly calculate the number of fixtures you need.
You want quick, simple and immediate results.
You are looking for a count of fixtures based on a specific budget
You need a rough estimate on quantity and layout / configuration does not matter
There is no requirement to include specific light balance and shadows in your documentation
Use a lighting plan if:
You would like a professional lighting engineer to review your requirements
You need a calculated lighting plan that shows foot candle readings
You need to see how balanced the light levels are, and you care about reducing shadows.
You want to show aiming angles, and light positions in scale with your indoor or outdoor area
You’re looking for assurances that the lights you purchase will be the right choice
Want a Free Pole Barn Lighting Plan?
Tell us about your project. We will help you light up your space and show you how to achieve the lighting you need, and show you how balanced and even the light can be in your space.