Designing a Quality Lighting Environment

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2004-04-06
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
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As the technology behind lighting systems has become more sophisticated, successful lighting designs rely less on the quantity of light used to illuminate a space and more on the quality of the overall lighting environment. Designing a Quality Lighting Environment will teach users how to skillfully integrate the principles of design and the fundamentals of lighting to create spaces that are functional, safe, and aesthetically pleasing.

Author Biography

Susan M. Winchip is associate professor of interior and environmental design and director of the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences at Illinois State University. She has published in several academic journals, including Family and Consumer Sciences, Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, and the College Student Journal. Some of the professional organisations to which she belongs are the American Association for Higher Education, the Illinois Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, and the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. She has received research grant awards from the College of Applied Science and Technology and General Electric.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Lighting
Lighting Environments
Lighting Systems
Electrical Sources
Lighting Systems
Lamps for Special Applications
Directional Effects of Lighting
Quantity of Light
Lighting Systems
Lighting Systems
Portable Luminaires and Styles of Fixtures
Energy and the Environment
Illumination and Human Factors
Safety and Security
Illuminating Visual Art
Text Features
Lighting recommendations and practices based on current research
Human factors associated with lighting, including the needs of special populations, the effects of lighting on health, productivity and behaviour, and spatial interpretations
Current issues in energy conservation, "green design", light pollution, light trespass, and international implications
Case studies demonstrating the best practices for lighting design in residential and commercial fields
Design strategies from the needs of a client, user, and architectural details
Colour photographs specially chosen to demonstrate how quality lighting has been achieved in residential and commercial spaces
Design projects, exercises, and Internet assignments to reinforce text material
Appendix includes the Munsell colour system, lighting guides, shapes of lamps, beam spread charts, fixture light distribution, lighting documents, lighting symbols, lighting-related abbreviations, Internet resources, selected bibliography, lighting manufacturers and suppliers, lighting and professional organisations, and glossary
Instructor's Guide
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