This comprehensive and practical guide takes you step-by-step through the core concepts and applications of architectural lighting. Now completely revised and updated for the second edition, this book:
- Includes all new information on the latest regulations and recommendations
- Provides special attention to the rapid development of LED lighting
- Considers the new CIE colour metric system
- Concludes each chapter with questions for the reader, together with inverted appropriate answers
- Features full colour throughout, for the first time, to support the text and aid the reader
Covering a wide range of building types and external environments, this book shows how the concepts used in lighting design arise from the needs of the designer and user. These concepts are given a practical context to enable you to develop and improve your design skills, building up from the basics of how much light is needed and the role of shadows, to energy management and the calculations for daylighting, The author provides accessible, user-friendly explanations of technical information and specialist techniques intended for people who need to get to the heart of the subject as quickly as possible.
An indispensible learning tool for students, and for professionals developing their skills, this handbook provides examples and exercises to help you acquire the understanding, knowledge and skill required for examinations and professional training purposes.
Table of Contents
Introduction Part 1: Lighting Concepts and Resources 1. Living in the Luminous Field 2. The Importance of Daylight 3. How much Light is needed? 4. How Lighting Levels are Set 5. Ensuring Visual Comfort 6. The Importance of Illuminance Variations and the Role Played by Shadows 7. Colour in Lighting 8. The Lit Appearance of the Room and the Occupants 9. Calculations and Measurements in Lighting Design 10. ‘Lumen’ Methods 11. The significance of Mounting Height in an Interior Lighting Installation 12. Daylight Calculations 13. Energy Management 14. Electric Lighting; Light Sources and Luminaires (including Emergency Lighting) Part 2: Interior Lighting 15. Lighting for Offices 16. Industrial Lighting 17. Lighting for Educational Buildings and Sports Halls 18. Lighting for Shops and Stores 19. Lighting for Public Buildings and Atria 20. Domestic Lighting Part 3: Exterior Lighting 21. Displaying a Building after Dark 22. Outdoor Sports Lighting 23. Motorway and High Speed Road Lighting 24. Lighting for Urban, Amenity and Residential Areas Appendices Appendix 1. Typical Lamp Data Appendix 2. Illuminance, Illuminance Ratios, Cavity Reflectance: Examples and Observations Appendix 3. Effect on Lamp Numbers as the Maintenance Factors Decrease Glossary