2nd Edition

The Design of Lighting

ISBN 9780415522465
Published October 31, 2013 by Routledge
224 Pages

USD $82.95

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Book Description

This fully updated edition of the successful book The Design of Lighting, provides the lighting knowledge needed by the architect in practice, the interior designer and students of both disciplines.

The new edition offers a clear structure, carefully selected material and linking of lighting with other subjects, in order to provide the reader with a comprehensive and specifically architectural approach to lighting. Features of this new edition include:

  • technical knowledge of lighting in the context of architectural design;
  • an emphasis on imagination in architectural light and presentation of the tools necessary in practice for creative design;
  • additional chapters on the behaviour of light and on the context of design;
  • a strong emphasis on sustainable design and energy saving, with data and examples;
  • analyses of actual lighting schemes and references to current standards and design guides;
  • an up-to-date review of lamp and lighting technology, with recommendations on the choice of equipment;
  • a revision of the calculation section, with examples and step-by-step instructions, based on recent student feedback about the book.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Foundations  1. Observing Light  1.1 The Flow of Light  1.2 The Nature of Surfaces  1.3 Objects in Three Dimensions  1.4 Rooms  2. Describing Light  2.1 Lighting Vocabulary  2.2 Units  2.3 Light and Materials  2.4 Light as Radiation  3. Describing Colour  3.1 The Dimensions of Colour  3.2 Colour Systems  3.3 Coloured Lights and Chromaticit  3.4 Light Source Colour  4. Light and Vision  4.1 The Human Need for Light  4.2 The Structure of the Eye  4.3 Some Factors Affecting Colour  4.4 Differences between People  5. Lamps and Luminaires  5.1 Choosing Lamps  5.2 Luminaires  6. Sun and Sky  6.1 The Daylight Climate  6.2 The Sun  6.3 Illuminance from Sunlight and Skylight  6.4 Daylight in a Room  7. Models and Calculations  7.1 Models and Computers  7.2 Total Flux Methods  7.3 Analytical formulae  7.4 Numerical methods  7.5 Interpreting results  8. Measuring Light  8.1 Photometers  8.2 Practical Measurements  8.3 Luminaire Photometry  8.4 Below Photopic Vision  Part 2: Design  9. Ambience and Place  9.1 Perception and Memory  9.2 Windows  9.3 Room Surfaces  9.4 Brightness, Lightness and Colour  9.5 Two Important Decisions  9.6 The Importance of Change  10. Lighting to Increase Visibility: Tasks and Display  10.1 Aims  10.2 Factors Affecting Visual Performance  10.3 Display Lighting: More about Task to Background Contrast  10.4 The Importance of the Geometry  10.5 The Importance of Transitions  11. Design in Practice  11.1 Other Requirements of Lighting  11.2 Lighting Design within a Building Project  Part 3: Applications  12. Desk-based Workplaces  12.1 A School Classroom Worked Example 1: Average Daylight Factor  Worked Example 2: Sunlight Penetration  Worked Example 3: Lumen Method  Worked Example 4: Energy Use  12.2 Offices  Professional Design Example I:SHI International Corp World Headquarters, New Jersey, USA  13. Buildings for Display  13.1 Retail Spaces  13.2 Art Galleries and Museums  Worked Example 5: Illuminating a Picture, Point Source Calculation  Professional Design Example II: The New Acropolis Museum, Athens  14 Residential Care Buildings  Professional Design Example III: Colliers Gardens Extra Care Housing, Fishponds, North Bristol, UK  Worked Example 6: Sunpaths and Vertical Sky Componentn  15. Hotels: Public Rooms  Professional Design Example IV: Mandarin Oriental Hotels, Geneva and Prague  16. Exterior Lighting: Buildings and Pathways  16.1 Floodlighting a Building  Worked Example 7: Presentation of Floodlighting Designs  16.2 Pedestrian Routes and Surrounding Areas Professional Design Example V: Devonshire Square, London, UK  16.3 Conclusions  17. References and Further Reading  18. Data

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The authors are known internationally for teaching and research in lighting. Peter Tregenza was Professor of Architectural Science at the University of Sheffield where his teaching was to architecture students and his research was on daylighting. David Loe founded the postgraduate course in Light and Lighting at University College London and directed the course for many years. His research focused on the relationship between the lit environment and human performance. Both authors have lectured extensively throughout the world and received prestigious awards for their research.


"The use of the term "guidebook" is intentional in that the apparent goal of the book in concept, if not in the overall size of the book, is to provide all the knowledge one would need as we journey into the "unknown" intending to provide light; a most interesting and intriguing concept in this age of electronic knowledge."Fred Oberkircher, Fellow IES, Ed. IALD, LC, past President lES, Book Review Editor for LD+A