Lighten Up!: A Practical Guide to Residential Lighting

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Lighten Up emphasizes the art of lighting, not just the technical aspects. It's a practical reference guide that will show you how to create rooms that feel instantly comfortable and able to dazzle at the touch of a button!
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Overview

Lighten Up emphasizes the art of lighting, not just the technical aspects. It's a practical reference guide that will show you how to create rooms that feel instantly comfortable and able to dazzle at the touch of a button!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780965865500
  • Publisher: Whitehead, Randall International
  • Publication date: 3/28/1996
  • Pages: 184
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.02 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Enjoying Light 1
Overview: What To Expect 2
Section 1 Understanding Light
Chapter 1 The Functions of Illumination 5
Chapter 2 The Color of Light: Painting with Illumination 11
Chapter 3 Choosing the Correct Lamps 19
Chapter 4 Choosing the Correct Luminaires 41
Chapter 5 Daylighting: Integration of Natural Light 61
Chapter 6 Controls: Dimming, switching, timers, photosensors, motion detectors 65
Chapter 7 Special Effects 75
Section 2 Using Light
Chapter 8 Kitchens: The New Gathering Place 85
Chapter 9 Entrances: Setting the Tone 93
Chapter 10 Living Rooms: Layering Comfort with Drama 99
Chapter 11 Dining Rooms: The Main Event 109
Chapter 12 Bedrooms: Private Sanctuaries 119
Chapter 13 Bathrooms: Functional Luxury 125
Chapter 14 Home Offices: Work Spaces that Really Work 131
Chapter 15 Exterior Rooms: Expanding Interior Spaces Visually 135
Chapter 16 Applied Lighting Techniques 143
Part A Guidelines for drawing a reflected ceiling plan 144
Part B Guidelines for writing lighting specifications 145
Part C Lighting questionnaire for your clients 155
Part D Hands-on design - condominium project 156
Part E Review Examination 158
Glossary 163
Index 169
Appendix 1 Resources: How to use them 171
Appendix 2
Sample answers to review examination 173
Sample lighting layout for condominium project 179
Appendix 3 Manufacturers' list 181
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