Sold out3202014


ISBN: 9781118740477


Designing With Light: The Art, Science and Practice of Architectural 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 en

Weight 1 kg

Book Language









Out of stock

Email when stock available



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

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.


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
  • Shadows and Luminaires
  • Glare
  • Types of Distribution
  • Online Resources
  • References

Chapter 7: Lamps

  • Incandescent Lamps
  • Halogen Lamps
  • Fluorescent Lamps
  • High Intensity Discharge
  • Light Emitting Diode
  • Other Lamp Technologies
  • Arriving Technologies
  • Lamp Shapes
  • Lamp Sizes
  • Lamp Bases
  • Beam Angle and Field Angle
  • Describing a Lamp
  • Selecting a Light Source
  • Lamp Information for Consumers
  • Online Resources
  • References

Chapter 8: Color in Light

  • Colors of White Light
  • Color Rendering
  • Color Stability
  • Colored Light
  • Sources of Colored Light
  • Use of Color
  • Online Resources
  • References

Chapter 9: Lighting Fixtures or Luminaires

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

Chapter 10: Daylighting

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

Chapter 11: Documenting the Design 179

  • Phases of the Architectural Design Process
  • Design Documentation
  • Luminaire Cut Sheets
  • Luminaire or Fixture Schedule
  • Specifications
  • Layout and Installation Details
  • 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
  • Illuminance
  • Reflectance
  • How Much Light Is Required?
  • Illuminance Calculations
  • Software for Calculations
  • Online Resources
  • References

Chapter 14: Building and Energy Codes

  • Model Codes
  • Verifying Energy Code Compliance
  • Online Resources
  • References

Chapter 15: Sustainability

  • Voluntary Energy Programs
  • Life-Cycle Cost Analysis
  • Payback, or Return on Investment
  • 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

  • Illuminating Engineering Society (IES)
  • International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD)
  • Designers Lighting Forum (DLF)
  • International Commission on Illumination (CIE)
  • National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions (NCQLP)
  • International Dark-Sky Association

Appendix II: Lighting-Related Trade Publications

  • Architectural Lighting
  • Theatrical Lighting
  • Architecture and Interior Design
  • Green Building
  • Glossary, Index

320 pages / 19 x 23 cm / English

Reviews (0)


There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “DESIGNING WITH LIGHT”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *