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Lighting Design Basics, 3rd Edition




Lighting Design Basics, 3rd Edition

Mark Karlen, Christina Spangler, James R. Benya

ISBN: 978-1-119-39431-0 September 2017

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A visual, real-world guide to professional lighting design

Lighting Design Basics is the essential guide to this basic, but difficult-to-master aspect of interior design. Offering fundamental concepts and prescriptive techniques in a highly visual format, this book provides clear, practical guidance on utilizing the latest in lighting techniques and technology to showcase a space without sacrificing utility. Covering more than 25 different design scenarios with in-depth rationale for proposed solutions, this book provides insightful distribution diagrams, floor plans, and details for lighting installation and construction. Real-world case studies illustrate lighting design in residential, commercial, healthcare, education, and hospitality settings, and skill-building exercises offer practice for real-world projects as well as NCIDQ and NCARB exam preparation. This new third edition includes new instructor support materials, coverage of computer calculation software, and in-depth discussion on the latest in LED lighting.

Lighting is changing, both in the technology itself, and in the way a designer must approach it. This book provides immersive instruction through real-world settings, and practical guidance suited for immediate application in everyday projects.

  • Get up-to-date on the latest methods and technology for lighting design
  • Examine more than 25 design scenarios for different types of spaces
  • Complete exercises to hone your skills or prepare for the NCIDQ or NCARB
  • Create simple lighting designs and collaborate with architects on complex projects

Lighting can make or break a space. Improper lighting lends a space an uncomfortable feel, can induce headaches or eyestrain, and can even be hazardous—but thoughtfully designed and executed lighting adds that extra element so often missing from typical spaces. Lighting Design Basics shows you how to elevate any space through the fundamental tools and concepts of professional lighting design.

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Preface v

Chapter 1 Introduction: How to Use This Book 1

Part I: Basics about Lighting 3

Chapter 2 Basic Concepts in Lighting 5

Chapter 3 Qualities of Light Sources 15

Chapter 4 Daylighting 27

Chapter 5 Lamps 35

Chapter 6 Luminaires 59

Chapter 7 Lighting Controls 79

Chapter 8 Quantity of Light 89

Chapter 9 Quality of Light 103

Part II: Design Process 111

Chapter 10 Lighting Design Approach 113

Chapter 11 Documenting Lighting Design 121

Part III: Applications and Case Studies 129

Chapter 12 Residential Lighting Design 131

Chapter 13 Work Space Lighting Design 145

Chapter 14 Lighting for Educational Facilities 163

Chapter 15 Health Care Lighting Design 171

Chapter 16 Retail Lighting Design 179

Chapter 17 Hospitality Lighting Design 189

Chapter 18 Lighting for Common Space 205

Chapter 19 Outdoor Lighting Design 219

Chapter 20 Basic Lighting Retrofitting 229

Part IV: Professional Skills 233

Chapter 21 Professional Lighting Design 235

Appendix A Energy Code Calculations 245

Appendix B Lighting In LEED 248

Recommended Reading 249

Index 251