Lighting Engineering

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'Lighting Engineering: Applied Calculations' describes the mathematical background to the calculation techniques used in lighting engineering and links them to the applications with which they are used. The fundamentals of flux and illuminance, colour, measurement and optical design are covered in detail. There are detailed discussions of specific applications, including interior lighting, road lighting, tunnel lighting, floodlighting and emergency lighting. The authors have used their years of experience to provide guidance for common mistakes and useful techniques including worked examples and case studies.

The last decade has seen the universal application of personal computers to lighting engineering on a day-to-day basis. Many calculations that were previously impracticable are therefore now easily accessible to any engineer or designer who has access to an appropriate computer program. However, a grasp of the underlying calculation principles is still necessary in order to utilise these technologies to the full.

Written by two of the leading authorities on this subject, 'Lighting Engineering' is essential reading for practising lighting engineers, designers and architects, and students in the field of lighting.

Audience: Professional designers and engineers in the lighting industry. Postgraduate students of lighting, building services engineering and architecture.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
'This is an excellent text ... the authors' treatment of the topics is excellent'
Professor Christopher Cuttle, University of Auckland, New Zealand

'The book is over 500 pages in length, well written, well presented and produced with good diagrams and many worked examples. It is considered that this book will become the oft-consulted reference work for progressive engineers and designers in addition to students of the subject."
E Rowlands in Lighting Research and Technology

"For all those of you for whom lighting calculations are a bit of a chore - or who want to learn more about them - Lighting Engineering is a must...suitable for everyone from professional lighting engineers and designers, through to students of lighting and architecture, this is a big book that belongs on all our shelves."
The Lighting Journal

'The combination of the authors' mathematical analytical approach with their practical experience makes this a magnificent book, in which one can read the authors' love for their subject. The reviewer not only recommends this book but also makes a strong plea for it to be kept up-to-date over the next forty years.'
Newsletter of the Society of Light and Lighting
From The Critics
Explains how to perform the calculations required in the field of lighting design, particularly for solving the problems associated with luminous flux distribution. The authors describe the layout of luminous intensity tables, illuminance as a vector quantity, the concept of reciprocity, and the radiosity method for calculating interreflection. The techniques are then applied to the design of interior lighting, road lighting, tunnel lighting, floodlighting, and airfield lighting. The final chapters provide details for approximating the daylight factor and for taking photometric measurements. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750650519
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/18/2000
  • Pages: 536
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.31 (d)

Meet the Author

He has previously worked as a senior Lighting Engineer and Academic Vice Dean, while his wide and varied consultancy work has included the design of large scale industrial photometers, a study of hospital lighting, a major office lighting study and he was invlolved in the UK government's Millennium Commission project for the floodlighting of churches.

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Table of Contents

The light field of a luminaire
• The luminous intensity table and related computer applications
• Direct illuminance from point, line and area sources
• Flux transfer
• Interreflected light
• Optical design
• Colour
• Interior lighting
• Main road and motorway lighting
• Residential and road lighting
• Tunnel lighting
• Floodlighting
• Specific applications : airfield lighting and emergency lighting
• Daylight calculations
• Measurements
• Appendix.

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