This edition has been thoroughly revised, expanded, and updated with the latest developments in energy‐effective electric light sources and lighting fi xtures that provide the optimum quality of light and maximum energy effi ciency. The basic principles of lighting design remain unchanged; the tools and equipment that we use to realize them continue to evolve.
This book is intended to serve both as a textbook for architecture and interior design students and as a manual for practicing professionals. It provides a simple framework for understanding the lighting design process. With clear, easy‐to‐grasp terms, the book is organized to reinforce the way in which this process is used in professional lighting design practice.
The design of light for interiors is emphasized; tools and techniques are presented as a means by which to achieve the design. This is an architectural approach to lighting design, based on my apprenticeship with the late architect and lighting designer Carroll Cline as well as almost thirty years of professional practice.
As with the previous editions, this one retains the profound imprint of the thorough copy and technical edit provided for the Third Edition by the late luminaire‐design genius Edison Price. His vast knowledge, integrity, and friendship provided me with the solid foundation upon which to build a satisfying and rewarding career.
The lighting design process outlined in this book parallels the methodology used by lighting professionals to provide solutions for architectural interiors around the world. I developed the system for describing this process while teaching graduate and undergraduate students at the Parsons School of Design Lighting Institute in New York City. The success of this method is demonstrated by the great number ofmy former students who professionally practice lighting design today.
- The Lighting Design Process
- Perception And Vision
- Light And Health
- Psychology Of Light
- Patterns Of Brightness
- Color Of Light
- Measurement Of Light
- Filament Sources
- Low-Intensity Discharge Sources
- High-Intensity Discharge Sources
- Solid-State Lighting
- Auxiliary Equipment
- Light Control
- Sustainable Design
- Design Verification Methods
- Electricity And Lighting Controls