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1st Edition

Beautiful Light
An Insider’s Guide to LED Lighting in Homes and Gardens

ISBN 9780367618001
Published August 13, 2021 by Routledge
240 Pages 234 Color Illustrations

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Book Description

Beautiful Light by internationally acclaimed lighting designer Randall Whitehead and lighting industry expert and educator Clifton Stanley Lemon is a combination of idea book, design resource, and product guide. It explores the transition in residential lighting from incandescent light sources to LEDs, and how to apply LED lighting with great success.

It begins with the fundamental characteristics of light, including color temperature, color rendering, and spectral power distribution, and how LEDs differ from older light sources. Combining innovative graphics with the enduring design principles of good lighting, the book explains how to design with light layers, light people, and balance daylight and electric light. Every room of the house, as well as exterior and garden spaces, is addressed in 33 case studies of residential lighting with LEDs, with a wide variety of lighting projects in different styles.

Showcasing over 200 color photographs of dramatic interiors beautifully lit with LEDs, and clear, concise descriptions of design strategies and product specifications, Beautiful Light helps both professionals and non-professionals successfully navigate the new era of LEDs in residential lighting.

Table of Contents

Introduction  Part I: The Story of Beautiful Light  1. Evolution of Interior Lighting  2. LEDS Are Different, and Better  3. Qualities of Light  4. Lighting People  5. Light Layering  6. Light, Color, Materials, Finishes, and Food  7. Types of Lamps and Luminaires  8. Control Issues  9. Designing Sustainably  10. The Design Process  11. Typical Lighting Fails Part II: Interior Lighting 12. Kitchens  13. Bathrooms  14. Living Rooms  15. Dining Rooms  16. Bedrooms  17. Entries  18. Open Plan Spaces  Part III: Exterior Lighting  19. Exterior Spaces  Part IV: Design Details  20. Design Details  Part V: Resources

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Randall Whitehead is one of the foremost authorities on residential lighting and has written six books on the subject. Beautiful Light will be the seventh. His work has appeared in many publications including Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, Esquire, Horticulture, and Architectural Record. He writes a monthly column for Furniture Lighting & Décor magazine called “The Lighting Doctor” where he discusses lighting trends and addresses lighting dilemmas. He has given presentations for LightFair, LightShowWest, Strategies in Light, the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), the American Lighting Association (ALA), and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES). He has also appeared as a guest expert on HGTV, the Discovery Channel, CNN, and Martha Stewart Living Radio.

Clifton Stanley Lemon is CEO of Clifton Lemon Associates, a consultancy providing strategy, marketing, and education services to the lighting and energy industries. He is the Business Development Director for the California Energy Alliance and the Co-Chair of the Strategies in Light conference. He was formerly Marketing Communications Manager for Soraa; Director of Business Development at Integral Group; and founder and CEO of BrandSequence. Clifton is an active writer and speaker and has extensive experience in curricula development for professional training in lighting and energy efficiency. He is a past President of the Illuminating Engineering Society San Francisco Section, and is on the Advisory Board of LightFair International.