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4th Edition

Lamps and Lighting

ISBN 9780080928739
Published August 21, 2012 by Routledge
560 Pages

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Book Description

This book is a comprehensive guide to the theory and practice of lighting. Covering the physics of light production, light sources, circuits and a wide variety of lighting applications, it is both suitable as a detailed textbook and as thoroughly practical guide for practising lighting engineers.

This fourth edition of Lamps and Lighting has been completely updated with new chapters on the latest lamp technology and applications. The editors ahve called upon a wide range of expertise and as a result many sections have been broadened to include both European and US practice.

The book begins with a description of the fundamentals of light, vision, colour and measurement. Part II, the main section of the book, deals with lamps and control equipment and includes descriptions of all lamp types in use today. Part III on lighting covers both interior and exterior applications.

Table of Contents

Part I: Light * Vision * Colour * Measurements * Part II: Radiation and Light production * Lamp materials * Phosphors * Incandescent lamps * Tungsten halogen lamps * Fluorescent lamps * Electrodeless lamps * Low pressure sodium lamps * High pressure sodium discharge lamps * Mercury lamps * Metal halide lamps * Electroluminescence * Electrical and electronic circuits * Part III: Luminaires * Daylighting * Electric lighting systems * Interior lighting * Floodlighting * Road lighting * Appendix 1 * Appendix 2 * References * Index.

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J. R. Coaton


'An essential purchase for building services engineers, architects and lighting industry specialists'*The Lighting Journal**'A book that all lighting engineers should have as a reference, and students should have access to ... well written and presented, and has much useful information ... it is good to see the new edition'* CIBSE Newsletter