Compare Tool Overview
The Compare Tool in Photometric Toolbox Professional Edition allows
you to compare the photometric characteristics of up to three luminaires side
by side. The following capabilities are available:
- The Reports that contain any combination of calculated
metrics and extracted photometric data from PTB's Indoor, Roadway and
Flood reporting tools. The factory provided reports are as follows:
- Dark Sky Report - Includes
metrics associated with exterior light pollution concerns including LCS
- LCS Report - Includes metrics related to the
IESNA Luminaire Classification System (LCS).
- Indoor Report - Includes metrics related to
standardized interior analyses: efficiency, zonal lumens,luminous dimensions,
luminaire spacing, luminance data, CIE type, zonal lumens, LER, and luminaire
- Road Report - Includes metrics related to
standardized exterior analyses: downward efficiency, luminaire watts,
house side and street side zonal lumens, IES classification, longitudinal
classification, cutoff (deprecated), max candela angles and LCS data.
- Flood Report - Includes metrics related to
standardized floodlighting analyses: NEMA type, beam and field angles,
efficiencies (total, beam, field and spill), luminaire watts and max candela
- Visualize the overlapping candela distributions
using 2D horizontal cones and vertical planes or 3D transparent photometric
webs to get a better understanding of how the luminaire distributions
- Normalize the lamp lumens for the selected luminaires
to get an apples to apples comparison or to correct for inaccurate lumen
- Print your reports including specifiable polar
Compare Report - This tab displays
the metrics chosen for inclusion in the Compare Report.
2D Compare Plot - This tab displays
the overlapping 2D vertical planes and/or horizontal cones for the included
3D Compare Plot - This tab displays
the 3D photometric distributions for the included photometric files.
Settings - This dialog allows you
to select your Report Banner as well as specify the Tumble speeds applied
in the 3D Compare Plot tab.
Setup - This dialog allows you to select which metrics to consider
fin the Compare Report tab.
Print - The Print Details dialog
allows you to specify the report's content as well as printer selection
and number of copies.