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By reading this book, you will develop the skills to perceive a space and its contents in light, and be able to devise a layout of luminaires that will provide that lit appearance.
Written by renowned lighting expert Christopher (Kit) Cuttle, the book:
- explains the difference between vision and perception, which is the distinction between providing lighting to make things visible, and providing it to influence the appearance of everything that is visible;
- demonstrates how lighting patterns generated by three-dimensional objects interacting with directional lighting are strongly influential upon how the visual perception process enables us to recognize object attributes, such as lightness, colourfulness, texture and gloss;
- reveals how a designer who understands the role of these lighting patterns in the perceptual process may employ them either to reveal, or to subdue, or to enhance the appearance of selected object attributes by creating appropriate spatial distributions of light;
- carefully explains calculational techniques and provides easy-to-use spreadsheets, so that layouts of lamps and luminaires are derived that can be relied upon to achieve the required illumination distributions.
Practical lighting design involves devising three-dimensional light fields that create luminous hierarchies related to the visual significance of each element within a scene. By providing you with everything you need to develop a design concept - from the understanding of how lighting influences human perceptions of surroundings, through to engineering efficient and effective lighting solutions - Kit Cuttle instills in his readers a new-found confidence in lighting design.
Due to a combination of advances in technology, government legislation, and market forces, the LED lighting market is set to explode. This can be looked at in a number of different lights, from the rather small (home lighting is about to be totally gadget-ified), to the large (about 4 billion light bulbs in the US are going to be replaced, many of them with LED bulbs), to the world-changing (for the first time in history man is providing light for himself without the use of some form of fire). This book focuses on the first of those three: it's a practical, actionable explainer for LED lighting, aimed at the normal, household replacement bulb, but many of the same concepts apply to other bulb designs (MR16, PAR) and lighting scenarios.
LED bulbs are available, and while they will be changing greatly over the next few years, the core concepts will remain the same. This provides consumers (and, let's face it, geeks) with two interesting questions -- what to do now and what do they need to know about the future. The book tackles both of those, from explaining the parts of an LED bulb, to talking through some of the interesting challenges manufacturers face, to discussing implications for the future of solid state lighting. It's a mix of the practical and an examination of the LED bulb as a gadget, the way you'd look at a mobile phone or laptop.
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