Kitchen and Bath Lighting: Concept, Design, Light (NKBA Professional Resource Library)

Kitchen and Bath Lighting: Concept, Design, Light (NKBA Professional Resource Library)

By: Dan Blitzer (author), Tammy Mackay (author), NKBA (National Kitchen & Bath Association) (author)Hardback

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The industry standard illustrated guide from the National Kitchen and Bath Association Co-published by the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), Kitchen and Bath Lighting is the go-to resource for designing, planning, and installing light in residential kitchen and bath projects. Full color illustrations throughout the book make Kitchen and Bath Lighting a visually absorbing experience. This beautiful volume begins with the basics of light, color, and vision, progressing from there through every stage of the residential lighting design process. With special attention to sustainability and lighting for older eyes, this book contains the information you need to know about the latest trends impacting the lighting industry. Because the NKBA established the standard kitchen and bath guidelines for both new construction and remodels, Kitchen and Bath Lighting is aligned with the practices that are in high demand. This book is also an excellent choice for anyone hoping to obtain credentials as a Certified Kitchen Designer or Certified Bath Designer. * Comprehensive coverage of the kitchen and bath lighting process, from the fundamentals of color to design documentation to construction * Illustrated guidelines for using lighting tools like sources, luminaries, and controls in design development * Glossary and end-of-chapter exercises for quickly learning and referencing key terminology and lighting techniques * Companion website offering resources for instructors This new addition to the NKBA's Professional Resource Library is an essential reference for kitchen and bath designers, lighting designers, and interior designers, as well as contractors, retrofitters, specifiers, and anyone else involved in lighting kitchens and bathrooms. Kitchen and Bath Lighting will give you the visual understanding of lighting that can lead directly to client satisfaction.

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About Author

Daniel Blitzer is Lighting Certified and is a member and past president of the Designer's Lighting Forum of NY, member of IESNA, and a director of The Nuckolls Fund for Lighting Education. Tammy MacKay, AKBD, NCIDQ, LEED Green Associate is an Edmonton, Alberta-based registered interior designer and certified kitchen and bath designer, and teaches lighting at the University of Alberta.


Preface xv Acknowledgments xvii Chapter 1 How We See 1 Physics of Light 1 Vision 2 Measuring Light 5 Measurement versus Perception 7 Summary 8 Review Questions 8 Chapter 2 Seeing Materials 9 Color 9 Form and Texture 12 Matte and Gloss 14 Summary 15 Review Questions 15 Chapter 3 Seeing the Space and Each Other 17 Appearance of Light 17 Light and Our Sense of Space 20 Light and People 21 Summary 22 Review Questions 22 Chapter 4 Seeing the Work 23 Task Visibility 23 Visual Performance 28 Illuminance 28 Challenges to Task Visibility 30 Summary 33 Review Questions 33 Chapter 5 Seeing as We Age 35 Vince Butler, CGR, GMB, CAPS How Vision Changes with Age 35 Lighting and Safety 39 Summary 41 Review Questions 42 Chapter 6 Speaking about Lighting 43 Lighting Effects, Not Equipment 43 How Should a Space Feel? 44 Layering 48 Experiential Layers of Light 48 Functional Layers of Light 54 Applying Light 59 Summary 65 Review Questions 65 Chapter 7 Sustainable Lighting 67 Definition of Sustainability 67 Environmental Impacts of Lighting 68 Sustainability and the Cost of Lighting 74 Sustainable Lighting Strategies 77 Summary 79 Review Questions 80 Chapter 8 THE Importance of Daylight 81 Daylight and Human Experience 81 From the Outside In 82 Daylight in Different Forms 85 Characteristics of Daylight 86 Admitting Daylight 88 Integrating Daylight and Electric Lighting 97 Summary 103 Review Questions 103 Chapter 9 Schematic Design 105 Program 105 Schematic Design 106 Lighting for Kitchen Activities 108 Lighting for Bathroom Activities 113 Experience 123 Architectural Integration 127 Communicating the Concept 133 Summary 135 Review Questions 135 Chapter 10 Choosing Electric Light Sources 137 Light Sources for Kitchens and Baths 137 Attributes of Light Sources 138 Summary 145 Review Questions 145 Chapter 11 Comparing Electric Light Sources 147 Light Sources for Kitchens and Baths 147 Incandescent Sources 148 Fluorescent Sources 157 LED Sources 164 Product Quality 169 Summary 171 Review Questions 171 Chapter 12 Light Fixtures 173 Light Fixture Selection Criteria 173 Types of Fixtures (Luminaires) 180 Summary 191 Review Questions 191 Chapter 13 Lighting Controls 193 Benefits and Objectives 193 The Language of Controls 195 How Dimmers Work 198 Sensors 203 Control Systems 206 Wireless Control of LED Lamps 211 Applying Controls 211 Summary 212 Review Questions 212 Chapter 14 Design Development 213 Developing the Design 213 Code Compliance 214 Locating Luminaires 217 Selecting Luminaires 228 Sizing the Light Source 235 Controls 238 Summary 241 Review Questions 241 Chapter 15 Documenting the Lighting Design 243 Lighting and Controls Plans 243 Summary 252 Review Questions 252 Chapter 16 Getting Lighting Built 253 Lighting in the Construction Process 253 Submittals 256 Lighting Supply Channel 257 Summary 262 Review Questions 262 Glossary 263 Index 265

Product Details

  • publication date: 26/05/2015
  • ISBN13: 9781118454541
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9781118454541
  • weight: 1200
  • ISBN10: 1118454545

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