Interior Lighting for Designers / Edition 4

Interior Lighting for Designers / Edition 4

by Gary Gordon, Gregory F. Day
     
 

The revised edition of the highly successful, seminal book that has introduced generations of architects and designers to the principles of lighting

Written by one of the world’s masters of architectural lighting design, Interior Lighting for Designers, Fourth Edition clearly and concisely describes the same steps in the lighting design process that a

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Overview

The revised edition of the highly successful, seminal book that has introduced generations of architects and designers to the principles of lighting

Written by one of the world’s masters of architectural lighting design, Interior Lighting for Designers, Fourth Edition clearly and concisely describes the same steps in the lighting design process that a professional follows in practice.

Working from the premise that lighting design is a rational process, author Gary Gordon provides a solid conceptual foundation based on the conviction that the lighting condition of interiors has enormous emotional impact on people. With an emphasis on designing light, tools and techniques for every phase of his process are presented as a means to achieve the optimal design.

New features in this edition include:

  • Thorough examinations of the latest advances in lighting technology and practice
  • The newest light sources, fixtures, and systems
  • More than 250 illustrations, photographs, and color plates

Learn the importance of how objects and surfaces receive light–Gary Gordon’s guiding principle–and develop the skills to design comfortable environments that encourage productivity and well-being, without an overt display of lighting technique.

Brimming with theory and technical information, Interior Lighting for Designers, Fourth Edition is an invaluable reference for both students and design professionals.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471441182
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/28/2003
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
312
Sales rank:
857,582
Product dimensions:
8.17(w) x 10.14(h) x 0.96(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Fourth Edition
Acknowledgments
Introduction1
1Perception3
Visible Light3
The Eye4
The Brain6
Brightness Perception6
Color Perception9
The Sense of Sight10
2Psychology11
Emotional Impact11
Degrees of Stimulation11
Degrees of Brightness Contrast12
The Three Elements of Light14
Subjective Impressions18
Variation23
3Brightness25
Direction and Distribution of Light25
Surface Finishes and Reflectances31
Three - Dimensional Form31
Glare and Sparkle35
4Color43
Color Temperature45
Color Rendering45
Subjective Impressions46
Surface Finishes and Color of Light46
5Daylight51
Daylight Design52
Shading Devices56
Glazing Materials60
Quantity60
Energy Control62
6Incandescent Lamps63
Lamp Bases64
Filaments64
Light Output68
Lamp Types69
Tungsten-Halogen Lamps73
Low-Voltage Lamps75
Colored Light77
7Discharge Lamps81
Fluorescent Lamps81
High-Intensity Discharge (HID) Lamps92
Low-Pressure Sodium (LPS) Lamps97
8Auxiliary Equipment99
Transformers99
Ballasts100
9Light Control105
Reflection105
Transmission109
Refraction111
Glare Control118
10Photometrics121
Measurement of Light121
Recommended Illuminance Values124
Illuminance Calculations126
Surface Reflectance133
11Electricity135
Principles of Electricity135
Switch Control139
Dimming Control141
Central Lighting Control Systems146
12Luminaires149
Housings149
Light and Glare Control154
13Design209
Visual Clarity209
Architectural Surfaces213
Task Lighting218
Ambient Lighting220
Lighting Art224
Balance of Brightness229
Energy-Effective Design237
Integrating Light and Architecture239
Appendix243
References271
Credits273
Glossary277
Index285

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