Electrum v1.0 for playbook apps
Required Device Software: 1.0.0 or higher
Electrum is an application designed specifically for the BlackBerry® PlayBook™. Lighting designers, engineers, architects, and anyone interested in lighting may find this program useful. Electrum includes four distinct lighting tools: Lamp Life Calculator, Inverse Square Law Calculator, Lux Conversion, and a Glossary of Lighting terms.
The Lamp Life Calculator allows the user to see how Voltage variations will affect the Lamp Life and also the following characteristics: Wattage, CCT, and Lumen output. The calculations are based on the IESNA Lighting Handbook. Results are displayed in a scrollabe grid.
The Inverse Square Law Calculator allows one to determine the Illuminance of a light source at a certain distance.
E1 = the known Illuminance value.
D1 = distance at which E1 is known.
D2 = the desired distance.
E2 = the result of the calculation. The Illuminance at distance D2.
E2 = E1 * ((D1/D2)^2).
Lux Conversion allows the user to convert values from Lux to foot-candles and from foot-candles to Lux.
The Lighting Glossary is displayed in a scrollable list. There are also buttons for which the user can select to jump to a particular letter.