Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Lighting Design Profession

The Lighting Designer’s Scope of Practice
Professional Lighting Design Credentials
Online Resources
References

Chapter 2 Designing With Light

What is Lighting Design?
Beginning the Design
Thinking About Light
Thinking About Luminaires
Thinking About Architecture
Thinking About Everything – Layers of Light
Communicating Design Ideas
Approaches to the Lighting Design Process
Additional Considerations
Online Resources
References

Chapter 3 What Is Light?

Light is Illumination
Light is Rays of Vision
Light is Material
Light is Waves
Light is Particles
Light is Waves, Again
Light is Waves and Particles, aka Quanta
Light is Art
Light is a Tool
Online Resources
References

Chapter 4 How We See

The Path of Light
The Eye
How We See Color
Visual Performance
Online Resources
References

Chapter 5 Light, Vision and Psychology

Perception
Impressions
Lighting, Architecture and Impressions
Online Resources
References

Chapter 6 Distribution of Light

Interaction of Light and Materials
Reflection
Refraction
Transmission
Surface Reflection and Absorption
Shadows and Luminaires
Glare
Types of Distribution
Online Resources
References

Chapter 7 Lamps

Incandescent Lamps
Halogen Lamps
Fluorescent Lamps
High Intensity Discharge (HID)
LED
Others
Arriving Technologies
Lamp Shapes
Lamp Sizes
Lamp Bases
Beam Angle and Field Angle
Describing a Lamp
Selecting A Light Source
Light Output
Quality of Light
Light Control
Energy Efficiency
Maintenance and Cost of Ownership
Lamp Information for Consumers
Online Resources
References

Chapter 8 Color

Colors of White Light
Color Temperature
Color Rendition
Color Rendition Index
Metamerism
Apparent Color
Color Constancy
Colored Light
Sources of Colored Light
Use of Color
Colored Light and Vision
Color and Meaning
Color and Environment
Online Resources
References

Chapter 9 Lighting Fixtures or Luminaires

Luminaire Components
Common Luminaire Types
Accessories
Mounting Conditions
Luminaire Consideration Summary
Reading Manufacturer’s Cut Sheets
Modifying Luminaires
Custom Luminaires
Luminaire Information and Sales
Online Resources
References

Chapter 10 Daylighting

The Benefits of Daylighting
Planning for Daylighting
Glazing
Designing Daylighting
Solar Angles
Shading Strategies
Online Resources
References

Chapter 11 Documenting the Design

Phases of the Architectural Design Process
Reflected Ceiling Plan (RCP) or Lighting Plan
Luminaire Symbols
Luminaire Designations
Developing the RCP
Luminaire Cut Sheets
Luminaire or Fixture Schedule
Specifications
Layout and Installation Details
Wall Washing
Wall Grazing
Accent Lighting
Coves
Scallops
Luminous Ceilings
Online Resources
References

Chapter 12 Lighting Controls

Electricity and Electrical Engineering
The Need for Controls
Basic Controls
Types of Dimmers
Intermediate Controls
Large Scale Control Systems
Control Protocols
Control System Features
Documenting Controls
Online Resources
References

Chapter 13 Photometrics and Calculations

Terms Describing Brightness
Units for Measuring Light
Luminance
Illuminance
Reflectance
How Much Light is Required?
Illuminance Calculations
Point Method
Zonal Cavity Method
Software for Calculations
Online Resources
References

Chapter 14 Building and Energy Codes

Model Codes
Documenting Energy Code Compliance
Helpful Software
Online Resources
References

Chapter 15 Sustainability

Voluntary Energy Programs
Life Cycle Cost Analysis
Payback, or Return On Investment (ROI)
Online Resources
References

Chapter 16 Light and Health

Biological Rhythms
Light Deficiency And Light Therapy
Harmful Effects of Light
Light and the Aging Eye
Online Resources
References


Appendix I Lighting Design Related Professional Organizations


Appendix II Lighting Related Trade Publications


Glossary

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