Lighting & HVAC
Acuity Brands unveils Visual Economic Tool for lighting systems
By Alyssa Dalton
July 17, 2012 – Acuity Brands says it has developed a leap-forward financial tool that allows users to determine the true economic value of a lighting system, greatly exceeding the simple data output found on many industry “payback” calculators. Using the Visual Economic Tool, users can input data from any lighting product (including non-Acuity Brands lighting products) to estimate and compare the life-cycle costs of up to three lighting systems. The free web-based tool is compatible with LED, metal halide and fluorescent lighting systems. Users also have the ability to conduct energy-only estimates or create estimates that include maintenance, lighting controls and HVAC data, creating an estimated economic return, life-cycle cost, net present value and internal rate of return.