This book provides an overview of the basic concepts of quality, indoor lighting, and explains concepts like visual comfort, visual interest, and integrated design as they relate to the practice of lighting design. Energy-efficient lighting technologies, including LED lighting and digital control systems, and design strategies that increase visual comfort and productivity are discussed in plain language, and examined in a straightforward way to give the reader, whether an architect, interior designer, engineer, building trades professional, or student a broad understanding of the art and science of energy-efficient quality lighting.

QUALITY LIGHTING. What is Lighting Design. Understanding Light (Luminance, Illuminance, & Lumens). Glare & Contrast. Visual Comfort & Visual Interest. Color & Light. HOW MUCH LIGHT DO WE NEED & WHERE DO WE NEED IT? Lighting + Space: Calculating the Results. Target Illuminance Levels. Task Lighting. SUSTAINABILITY & ELECTRIC LIGHTING SOURCES. Choosing Lamp Types & Sonrces. Lamps, Source Types & Relative Photometry. LED (SSL) Lighting.
Daylighting. Lighting Controls. BUILDING GREEN. Model Codes, Code-Language Standards & Energy Codes. Paths to High Performance Green Buildings: Advocacy Groups, Advanced Energy Design Guides, Green Construction Codes & Green Building Rating Systems. Appendix A-Color IlIustrations. Appendix B-Lighting Calculations & Calculation Software. Appendix C-Resources. Index.