Designing with Light: The Art, Science and Practice of Architectural Lighting Design

Designing with Light: The Art, Science and Practice of Architectural Lighting Design

By: Jason Livingston (author)Paperback

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A comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of lighting design Designing With Light: The Art, Science, and Practice of Architectural Lighting Design is a comprehensive introduction to the intelligent use of lighting to define and enhance a space. The book explores all aspects of the process, including aesthetics, technology, and practicalities, in a clear, concise manner designed to provide the reader with a full working knowledge of lighting design. Color illustrations throughout demonstrate the real-world effects of the concepts presented, and the companion website offers video animations and exercises to better illuminate the art and science of lighting. The book addresses the considerations that should be a part of any designer's process, and provides thorough guidance on meeting the various demands with smarter design. Lighting is an essential element of interior design, and despite its ubiquity, is difficult to truly master. A designer with a fundamental and conceptual understanding of light is empowered to create simple, typical spaces, or work intelligently with lighting consultants on more complex projects. Designing With Light contains special discussions on color, light, and health, as well as the latest information on energy efficient lighting, control systems, and other technologies. Topics include: * Physics, psychology, and perception of light * Current and future lighting technology * Communication, documentation, and the design process * Sustainability, daylighting, and energy efficiency The book also contains an entire chapter on building and energy codes, as well as practical guidance on photometrics and calculations. Lighting can make or break an otherwise well-designed space, so designers need the background to be able to think intelligently about illumination factors during all stages of the process. With comprehensive coverage and thorough explanation, Designing With Light is a complete resource for students and professionals alike.

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About Author

JASON LIVINGSTON is principal of Studio T+L, an interdisciplinary studio of theatrical and architectural designers and consultants. Livingston also teaches lighting design at Parsons School of Design and Pratt Institute.


Preface xiii Acknowledgments xiv About the Author xv Chapter 1: The Lighting Design Profession 1 The Lighting Designer s Scope of Practice 2 Professional Lighting Design Credentials 4 Online Resources 5 References 6 Chapter 2: Designing with Light 7 What Is Lighting Design? 7 Beginning the Design 8 Thinking about Light 9 Thinking about Luminaires 14 Thinking about Architecture 15 Thinking about Everything Layers of Light 16 Communicating Design Ideas 17 Approaches to the Lighting Design Process 22 Additional Considerations 34 Online Resources 34 References 35 Chapter 3: What Is Light? 37 Light Is Illumination 37 Light Is Rays of Vision 38 Light Is Material 38 Light Is Waves 39 Light Is Particles 39 Light Is Waves, Again 40 Light Is Waves and Particles, aka Quanta 41 Light Is Art 41 Light Is a Tool 43 Online Resources 45 References 45 Chapter 4: How We See 47 The Path of Light 47 The Eye 48 How We See Color 51 Visual Performance 53 Online Resources 55 References 56 Chapter 5: Light, Vision, and Psychology 57 Perception 57 Impressions 58 Lighting, Architecture, and Impressions 59 Online Resources 66 References 66 Chapter 6: Distribution of Light 67 Interaction of Light and Materials 67 Shadows and Luminaires 72 Glare 73 Types of Distribution 76 Online Resources 78 References 78 Chapter 7: Lamps 79 Incandescent Lamps 79 Halogen Lamps 81 Fluorescent Lamps 82 High Intensity Discharge 84 Light Emitting Diode 86 Other Lamp Technologies 88 Arriving Technologies 89 Lamp Shapes 91 Lamp Sizes 94 Lamp Bases 96 Beam Angle and Field Angle 99 Describing a Lamp 100 Selecting a Light Source 104 Lamp Information for Consumers 106 Online Resources 106 References 108 Chapter 8: Color in Light 109 Colors of White Light 109 Color Rendering 112 Color Stability 117 Colored Light 122 Sources of Colored Light 127 Use of Color 130 Online Resources 139 References 140 Chapter 9: Lighting Fixtures or Luminaires 141 Luminaire Components 142 Common Luminaire Types 144 Luminaire Accessories 154 Mounting Conditions 154 Outdoor Luminaires 157 Luminaire Consideration Summary 158 Reading Manufacturer s Literature 158 Modifying Luminaires 161 Custom Luminaires 161 Luminaire Information and Sales 161 Online Resources 165 References 166 Chapter 10: Daylighting 167 The Benefits of Daylighting 167 Planning for Daylighting 168 Glazing 171 Designing Daylighting 171 Shading Strategies 176 Online Resources 176 References 178 Chapter 11: Documenting the Design 179 Phases of the Architectural Design Process 179 Design Documentation 182 Luminaire Cut Sheets 199 Luminaire or Fixture Schedule 199 Specifications 209 Layout and Installation Details 210 Online Resources 222 References 223 Chapter 12: Lighting Controls 225 Electricity and Electrical Engineering 225 The Need for Controls 227 Basic Controls 228 Types of Dimmers 228 Intermediate Controls 232 Large-Scale Control Systems 235 Control Protocols 237 Control System Features 239 Documenting Controls 240 Online Resources 242 References 243 Chapter 13: Photometrics and Calculations 245 Terms Describing Brightness 245 Units for Measuring Light 246 Illuminance 246 Reflectance 247 How Much Light Is Required? 247 Illuminance Calculations 248 Software for Calculations 258 Online Resources 261 References 263 Chapter 14: Building and Energy Codes 265 Model Codes 265 Verifying Energy Code Compliance 269 Online Resources 270 References 271 Chapter 15: Sustainability 273 Voluntary Energy Programs 273 Life-Cycle Cost Analysis 276 Payback, or Return on Investment 278 Online Resources 278 References 279 Chapter 16: Light and Health 281 Biological Rhythms 281 Light Deficiency and Light Therapy 283 Harmful Effects of Light 284 Light and the Aging Eye 284 Online Resources 285 References 285 Appendix I: Lighting Design Related Professional Organizations 287 Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) 287 International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) 287 Designers Lighting Forum (DLF) 288 International Commission on Illumination (CIE) 288 National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions (NCQLP) 288 International Dark-Sky Association 288 Appendix II: Lighting-Related Trade Publications 289 Architectural Lighting 289 Theatrical Lighting 290 Architecture and Interior Design 290 Green Building 291 Glossary 293 Index 307

Product Details

  • publication date: 14/11/2014
  • ISBN13: 9781118740477
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 336
  • ID: 9781118740477
  • weight: 770
  • ISBN10: 1118740475

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