Interior Lighting for Designers / Edition 5

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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.

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Where previous editions focused on the mechanics of producing light, this one emphasizes an architectural approach to the design of light. Its basic tenet is that lighting design is a methodical procedure, not a mysterious art form. Written to serve both as a textbook for architecture and design students and as a manual for professionals, it covers perception, psychology, color, electricity, and photometrics. Includes b&w illustrations, 21 color plates examining the mechanics of the color spectrum, and an 18-table appendix. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470114223
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/11/2014
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 352

Table of Contents


1 The lighting design process 5

2 Perception and vision 14

Visible light

The eye and brain

Brightness perception

Color perception

3 Light and health 23

Photobiology and nonvisual effects

The aging eye

Light therapy

Assisted–living and elder–care facilities

Dynamic electric lighting

4 Psychology of light 36

Emotional impact

Degrees of stimulation

The three elements of light

Subjective impressions


5 Patterns of brightness 55

Direction and distribution of light

Surface finishes and reflectances

Three–dimensional form

Glare and sparkle

6 Color of light 79

Color temperature

Color rendering

Subjective impressions

Surface finishes and color of lights

7 Measurement of light 98

Quantitative illumination

Measurement limitations

Luminous intensity distribution curves


8 Daylight 106

Daylight design

Managing solar heat gain

Glazing materials

Quantity of interior daylight

9 Filament sources 127

Lamp types

U.S. legislation



Colored light

10 Low–intensity discharge sources 157





Health and safety concerns

11 High–intensity discharge sources 181


High–pressure sodium


12 Solid–state lighting 198

Semiconductor LEDs

Use in interiors

Organic LEDs

13 Auxiliary equipment 215





14 Light control 239

Control of light direction




Glare control

15 Luminaires 262


Light and glare control


Wash lights

Object lights

Task lights

Decorative lights

16 Sustainable design 308

Integrating light and architecture

Visual clarity

Architectural surfaces

Task lighting

Ambient lighting

17 Design verification methods 348

Recommended illuminance values


18 Electricity and Lighting Controls 377


Dimming controls

Energy management

19 Documentation 413

Construction documents

Quality of life

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