About the book
FUNDAMENTALS OF LIGHTING is a comprehensive guide to the theory and practice of lighting design i.e. principles of physics for light production, light measurement techniques and systems, light sources including the recent developments in lamp technology, luminaries, daylighting including the architectural lighting, lighting design methods (lumen as well as point by point method) with illustrations. It also contains discussions on glare and its effects on vision alongwith a detailed discussion on unified glare rating (UGR) and procedure for its evaluation.
The book also includes the lighting design applications for interior spaces, namely, residential lighting, office Lighting, educational facility lighting, hospitality and entertainment lighting, theatre, television and photographic lighting, industrial lighting, retail lighting, jewellery store lighting and museum lighting etc and suggests material on lighting design using computers.
The book is suitable both as a detailed textbook and as a handy practical guide for practicing lighting engineers.
Preface / Acknowledgements / The Principles of Light and Optics: Introduction / The Science and the Nature of Light / Black body Radiation / Light Generation / Optical Control of Light / Exercises / Bibliography / Light and its Measurement: Introduction / Principles of Photometry and Radiometry / Photometric and Radiometric Quantities / Brightness, Luminance and Illuminance / Efficacy, Efficiency and Laws of Illumination / Numerical Problems In Photometry / Techniques of Light Measurement and Measuring Systems / Exercises / Bibliography / Light Sources: An Overview of Light Sources / Classification of Light Sources / Materials Used in Light Generation / Incandescent Light Sources-Gls and T-H Lamps / Electric Gas Discharge Lamps / Recent Development in Lamp Technology / Comparison of all Types of Light Sources / Exercises / Bibliography / Luminaires: Introduction / General Description of Luminaires / Light Output Ratio of Luminaire and its Use / Luminaires: Types and Classification / Safety and Protection of Luminaires / Light Control Components and Opttical Design of Luminaires / Testing and Performance of Luminaires / Materials used in Luminaires / Exercises / Bibliography / Daylighting: Introduction / Daylight Sources and Daylighting Techniques / Daylighting and Human Factors / Daylight Effects on Building Contents / Daylight Factor and its Evaluation / Design Methods and Evaluation Techniques / Energy Conservation and Daylighting / Exercises / Bibliography / Lighting Design Criteria and Interior Lighting: Introduction / Fundamentals of Interior and Exterior Lighting / Methods of Lighting Design / Applications of Interior Lighting / Exercises / Bibliography / Index.
Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students, Teachers and Researchers