Bring lighting to its full potential in any home
Well–designed lighting can transform a space and enhance its occupants′ feelings of well–being. Written by internationally recognized lighting consultant Randall Whitehead, this popular, easy–to–read lighting design guide offers both lighting designers and homeowners a highly visual introduction to the fundamentals of illuminating the single–family home.
Emphasizing the use of "light layering" using a variety of lighting sources together the book shares advice on design tools and room–by–room lighting strategies so you can visually shape a home to meet human needs. You′ll find hands–on guidelines for assessing a client′s needs, drawing a reflected ceiling plan, writing lighting specifications, choosing materials, and more.
Updated and enhanced throughout, this Second Edition offers:
The design tools for putting together a well–designed lighting plan
Room–by–room advice, with real–life examples of the products provided on related Web sites
Expanded chapters on energy–efficient lighting, including LED technology, GU24 fluorescent lamps, and daylighting
32 pages of color plates demonstrating professional redesigns of interior and exterior rooms, and home offices
Filled with practical, pleasing solutions, this book will be a springboard for the imagination of interior designers, architects, and anyone working on residential projects where lighting is integral to the design.
SECTION ONE: UNDERSTANDING LIGHT.
Chapter 1: The Functions of Illumination.
Chapter 2: The Color of Light.
Chapter 3: Choosing the Correct Lamps.
Chapter 4: Choosing the Correct Luminaires.
Chapter 5: Daylighting– Integration of Natural Light for Greener Design Practices.
Chapter 6: Controls.
Chapter 7: Special Effects.
SECTION TWO: USING LIGHT.
Chapter 8: Kitchens: the New Gathering Place.
Chapter 9: Entrances: Setting the Tone.
Chapter 10: Living Rooms: Layering Comfort with Drama.
Chapter 11: Dining Rooms: The Main Event.
Chapter 12: Bedrooms: Private Sanctuaries.
Chapter 13: Bathrooms: Functional Luxury.
Chapter 14: Home Offices: Work Spaces that Really Work.
Chapter 15: Exterior Lighting: Expanding Interior Spaces Visually.
Chapter 16: Applying Lighting Techniques.
Part A Guidelines for drawing a reflected ceiling plan.
Part B Guidelines for writing lighting specifications.
Part C Lighting questionnaire for your clients.
Part D Hands–on design – condominium project.
Part E Review Examination.
Appendix One: Resources: How To Use Them.
Appendix Two: Sample Answers To Review Examination.
Sample Lighting Layout for Condominium Project .
Appendix Three: A Sampling of Luminaire Manufacturers.
Appendix Four: Top Ten Lighting Tips.
Appendix Five: Top Ten Outdoor Lighting Tips.
Appendix Six: Answers To Frequently Asked Lighting Questions.
Appendix Seven: Recording your Work: Tips on Photography.
Appendix Eight: Tips On Public Speaking.
Appendix Nine: The Business Of Being In Business.
Appendix Ten: Getting Published: The Game Plan.
"Residential Lighting is a book that has certainly benefited from its second–edition treatment. Lighting technology–– particularly as it pertains to energy efficiency––has moved at a breakneck clip for most of the last decade, and Whitehead′s astute pen chronicles these changes and offers a hint of sensible prognostication about what the future holds." (residentiallighting.com, February 25th, 2009)