Residential Lighting : A Practical Guide to Beautiful and Sustainable Design

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-12-22
  • Publisher: Wiley

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Written by internationally recognized lighting consultant Randall Whitehead, this popular, easy-to-read lighting design guide offers a highly visual introduction to the fundamentals of illuminating the single-family home. Emphasizing the use of "light layering"using a variety of lighting sources togetherthe book offers advice on design tools and room-by-room lighting strategies. This Second Edition includes a new chapter on lighting energy efficiency, increased coverage of light sources such as LED lamps, light shelves, "smart glass", and daylighting. 32 pages of color plates demonstrate professional redesigns of interior and exterior rooms and offices.

Author Biography

Randall Whitehead, IALD, a lighting consultant for more than twenty-five years, is an internationally known author and speaker on the subject of architectural lighting design. His work focuses on residential and landscape lighting, and his projects have appeared in Architectural Digest, House & Garden, and Architectural Record, among other magazines.

Table of Contents

Understanding Light
The Functions of Illumination
The Color of Light
Choosing the Correct Lamps
Choosing the Correct Luminaires
Daylighting- Integration of Natural Light for Greener Design Practices
Special Effects
Using Light
Kitchens: the New Gathering Place
Entrances: Setting the Tone
Living Rooms: Layering Comfort with Drama
Dining Rooms: The Main Event
Bedrooms: Private Sanctuaries
Bathrooms: Functional Luxury
Home Offices: Work Spaces that Really Work
Exterior Lighting: Expanding Interior Spaces Visually
Applying Lighting Techniques
Guidelines for drawing a reflected ceiling plan
Guidelines for writing lighting specifications
Lighting questionnaire for your clients
Hands-on design - condominium project
Review Examination
Resources: How To Use Them
Sample Answers To Review Examination
Sample Lighting Layout for Condominium Project
A Sampling of Luminaire Manufacturers
Top Ten Lighting Tips
Top Ten Outdoor Lighting Tips
Answers To Frequently Asked Lighting Questions
Recording your Work: Tips on Photography
Tips On Public Speaking
The Business Of Being In Business
Getting Published: The Game Plan
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