Current version: 2.0
- Windows 98 or earlier
Year released: 2000
Year updated: 2000
Copies sold: 1,000 - 9,999
- integrated help
Eco LumenTM was developed to promote the use of energy efficient design practices. Eco LumenTM is a decision support tool aimed at simplifying the complex process of designing lighting layouts.
The software requires basic inputs such as room parameters and work-environment details to provide lighting design solutions. Not only does Eco LumenTM calculate the number of fittings required as per the applicable standards, but it also provides detailed costing in terms of investments, energy costs and life cycle costs. The software provides other features such as lighting layout and cost benefit analysis for different options including an option for evaluating upgrade feasibility.
In addition to providing quick, easy and accurate designs for lighting layouts, Eco LumenTM also optimizes the energy consumption in these layouts. It provides energy saving designs that facilitates the use of multiple level switching. Thus the lighting designs can include a provision for switching off some lights during nonoccupancy hours, thus saving on the electricity bills. Designs created using Eco Lumen have the potential of saving as much as 30 percent of energy consumed in any facility.
The software is primarily targeted at facility designers, electrical consultants and facility managers. However, to bring the benefits of this software to every energy conscious individual in the country, a free-ware version of Eco LumenTM was launched on the April 22, 2000 (Earth Day 2000). ECO Lumen has received a four-star rating from ZD Net software library, five-star rating from TwoCows.com. It has also won the Young IT Professional Award by Computer Society of India for 2000.
Tata Infotech, Ltd.
Mumbai, MH 400096
Web address: www.walawalkar.com
Year business started: 1978