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The Lighting Design Process
Perception and Vision
Perception of the world around us is based not on the quantity of light entering the eye, but on the quantity of contrast.
The Eye and Brain
The Sense of Sight
Light and Health
Much as the ear has two purposes—for hearing and balance—so does the eye. Light entering the eye gives rise to vision—and also governs the daily rhythms in all animals, including humans.
Photobiology and Nonvisual Effects
The Aging Eye
Seasonal Affective Disorder
Assisted-Living and Elder-Care Facilities
Psychology of Light
Because the sense of sight is contrast sensitive, the brightness contrast of a space determines its emotional impact.
Degrees of Stimulation
Degrees of Brightness Contrast
The Three Elements of Light
Impressions of Spaciousness
Impressions of Perceptual Clarity
Impressions of Pleasantness
Vertical Surface illumination
Patterns of Brightness
Specifying the direction and distribution of light in a space yields the desired brightness contrast.
Brightness vs Luminance
Direction and distribution of light
Surface Finishes and Reflectances
Secondary Light Sources
Glare and Sparkle
Visual Comfort Probability (VCP)
Color of Light
Color is not a physical property of the things we see—it is the consequence of light waves bouncing off or passing through various objects.
Surface Finishes and Color of Light
High-Intensity Discharge (Hid) Sources
Measurement of Light
Luminous Intensity Distribution Curve
Managing Solar Heat Gain
Quantity of Interior Daylight
Incandescent and Halogen Lamps
AR and MR lamps
Halogen Infrared (IR) Lamps
Low-Intensity Discharge Lamps