Interior Lighting for Designers, 5th edition

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Cloth
  • Copyright: 2014-02-24
  • Publisher: Wiley

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This revised edition of the successful primer thoroughly covers fundamentals of lighting design, and also serves as a handy reference for professional designers. The Fifth Edition is more comprehensive than ever, with new information on LED, energy efficiency, and other current issues. In addition, it includes more information for drawing ceiling floor plans and the application of designs to specific types of interiors projects. Considered a "key reference" for the Lighting Certified exam, no other text combines both technical and creative aspects of lighting design for beginners and novice designers.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1

The Lighting Design Process


Chapter 2

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.

Visible Light

The Eye and Brain

Brightness Perception

Color Perception

The Sense of Sight


Chapter 3

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


Chapter 4

Psychology of Light

Because the sense of sight is contrast sensitive, the brightness contrast of a space determines its emotional impact.

Emotional Impact

Degrees of Stimulation

Degrees of Brightness Contrast

Low-Contrast Environment

High-Contrast Environment

The Three Elements of Light

Subjective Impressions

Impressions of Spaciousness

Impressions of Perceptual Clarity

Impressions of Pleasantness

Vertical Surface illumination




Chapter 5

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

Three-Dimensional Form

Glare and Sparkle

Direct Glare

Visual Comfort Probability (VCP)

Reflected Glare



Chapter 6

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.

Color Temperature

Color Rendering

Subjective Impressions

Surface Finishes and Color of Light

Incandescent Sources

Fluorescent Sources

High-Intensity Discharge (Hid) Sources


Chapter 7

Measurement of Light

Quantitative Illumination

Measurement Limitations

Luminous Intensity Distribution Curve


Chapter 8


Daylight Design

Fenestration Sections

Tubular Skylights

Managing Solar Heat Gain

Shading Devices

Movable Controls

Stationary Controls

Glazing Materials

Quantity of Interior Daylight


Chapter 9

Incandescent and Halogen Lamps

Lamp Bases


Light Output

Lamp Types

Nondirectional Sources

Semi-Directional Sources

Directional Sources

R Lamps

AR and MR lamps

PAR Lamps

U.S. Legislation



Tungsten-Halogen Lamps

Halogen Infrared (IR) Lamps

Low-Voltage Lamps

Colored Light

Color Filters

Colored Lamps


Chapter 10

Low-Intensity Discharge Lamps

Rewards Program

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