Presents an organised, comprehensive and easy to understand overview of the lighting design process. It covers every topic from the nature of light itself, through selecting the correct equipment, to preparing project plans and the finished design documents.
Using a dummy example the student is taken through an entire project step by step where the full range of alternatives and design processes are illustrated. The easy to read conversational tone makes the novice feel at home with complex technical concepts and provides an excellent introduction to all newcomers to the subject. The book is ideal for those working in architecture, electrical engineering and interior design who will one day design lighting systems for others to build.
A companion website runs alongside the book, at http://litinterior.com/, supporting distance learning projects, providing manufacturers data, calculation engines and downloadable courses for carrying our design exercises. The content of the courses will be linked directly to the book.
Includes US codes and standards.
The Design Medium; The process of vision; Light mechanics; Physical factors; Light quantity; Light Quality; The psychology of lighting; Summary; Exercises. The Design Tools; Lamps; Ballasts; Luminaires; Lighting Calculations; Controls; Standards, Codes, and Design guidelines; Exercises. The Design Process; Define space criteria; Ambient lighting; Task lighting; Accent lighting; Lighting for life safety; Exercises. Powering and Controlling the System; Power; Lighting Controls; Examples; Exercises. The Contract Documents; The project plans; Specifications; Exercises. The Second Time Around - Retrofitting; The problem; The Solution. Index.