Saving money on lighting with power quality analyzer

Lighting is a major element of operating costs for most facilities.
Lighting costs involve both energy and maintenance. A company was
considering replacing its existing lighting system and wanted to
determine the actual energy consumption of the different products it
was considering. The could not be accomplished simply by examining
manufacturer's specs because the specs were inconsistent, incomplete
and based on different operating conditions. The plant engineers asked
the lighting suppliers to submit sample units for evaluation. He
measured the power consumption, power factor, displacement power
factor and harmonic spectrum of each unit. Power consumption and
displacement power factor translate directly to operating cost. High
levels of harmonic distortion can cause problems for transformers,
circuit breakers and other parts of the electrical distribution
system. The plant engineer chose the Fluke 43B power quality analyzer
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to make these
measurements. He made comparisons of all the key electrical factors
for four competing products on a level playing field. Details of the
measurements can be found in this application note:
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measurements helped the plant engineer make a decision on lighting
suppliers that will save hundreds of thousands of dollars over the
life of the lighting system.
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oatmealrunner
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The measurements helped the plant engineer make a decision on lighting
Other than an obvious plug for Fluke instruments, what's your point?
Most of this is taken word for word from Fluke's brochure (which is what the tinyurl points at).
No data from specific light fixtures or anything else. Just sales jargon for Fluke.
daestrom
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daestrom
I didn't notice the Fluke connection in previous threads from this OP - s/he just looked like a nut.
Google shows 12 threads from the OP, all in the last year. All but one are to a.e.e.
All but one are explicitly about Fluke meters. The OP recommends 3 different Fluke power quality meters. Five threads have links to Fluke.
Looks like spam from a marketing droid for Fluke.
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