Fundamentals, Technology and Application.
Will be published: summer 2019
This book outlines the underlying principles on which interior lighting should be based for arriving at good visual performance, comfort, alertness and health for the users of the lit space. It is the first interior lighting book in which the visual and non-visual biological effects of lighting are dealt with on an equal footing.
The book gives all the fundamental and practical information needed to design human-centric lighting installations.
The book is divided into three parts.
Part One discusses the fundamentals of the visual and non-visual mechanisms and the practical consequences for visual performance and comfort, for sleep, health and alertness. It includes chapters on shift work, therapeutic and hazardous effects of lighting and on the effect of the ageing eye.
Part Two, Technology, deals with the lighting hardware: lamps (with emphasis on LEDs), gear, drivers and luminaires including chapters about smart connected lighting and light used for data communication (VLC and Li-Fi) and as sensor. It also has a chapter about daylight.
Part Three, the application part, provides the link between theory and practice and supplies the reader with the knowledge needed for lighting design. It describes the relevant lighting criteria for efficient interior lighting and discusses the International, European and North American standards for interior lighting. This Part concludes with a Chapter about interior lighting calculations and measurements.