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Lighting Design Basics, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-470-47427-3
256 pages
April 2012
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The essential book of lighting for professional designers, now updated and revised

Providing the fundamental information new designers need to succeed in a concise, highly visual format, the Second Edition of Lighting Design Basics presents realistic goals that can be used as a guide to create simple yet impressive lighting designs and when collaborating with professional designers on more complex projects.

Drawing on real-world case studies— from kitchens to doctors' offices—the book is packed with attractive, helpful illustrations, making it an invaluable resource for students, as well as interior designers and architects studying for professional licensing exams.

  • Authored by leading lighting designers with decades of experience
  • Offers straightforward coverage of lighting concepts and techniques
  • Contains design scenarios for more than twenty different types of spaces

Lighting is a basic, yet difficult-to-master element of interior design. Lightning Design Basics changes that, putting the power to create in the hands of the designer.

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Table of Contents

Preface vii

Chapter 1 Introduction: How to Use This Book 1

Chapter 2 Basic Concepts in Lighting 3

Chapter 3 Qualities of Light Sources 11

Chapter 4 Daylighting 19

Chapter 5 Lamps 25

Chapter 6 Luminaires 39

Chapter 7 Lighting Controls 55

Chapter 8 Quantity of Light 61

Chapter 9 Quality of Light 75

Chapter 10 Lighting Design Approach 83

Chapter 11 Documenting Lighting Design 89

Chapter 12 Residential Lighting Design 97

Chapter 13 Workspace Lighting Design 121

Chapter 14 Classroom Lighting Design 137

Chapter 15 Healthcare Lighting Design 143

Chapter 16 Retail Lighting Design 151

Chapter 17 Hospitality Lighting Design 165

Chapter 18 Lighting for Common Spaces 185

Chapter 19 Outdoor Lighting Design 207

Chapter 20 Basic Lighting Retrofitting 213

Chapter 21 Professional Lighting Design 215

Appendix A Computers in Lighting 223

Appendix B Energy Code Calculations 227

Appendix C Lighting in LEED 231

Bibliography 233

Index 235

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Author Information

Mark Karlen, PhD, AIA, ASID, has a long and distinguished career in design education and professional practice as an architect and interior designer. He has chaired the interior programs at the University of Cincinnati and Pratt Institute, as well as having completed many successful buildings and interiors projects. James R. Benya, PE, FIES, IALD, LC, is a lighting designer and Principal of Benya Lighting Design of West Linn, Oregon. He is widely published in industry magazines and has lectured extensively on the professional conference circuit. Christina Spangler, LC, IALD, IES, is a lighting designer and Principal in the Philadelphia and New York City–based Lighting Design Collaborative. She currently teaches at Moore College of Art and Design.

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