Residential Lighting: A Practical Guide to Beautiful and Sustainable Design

Residential Lighting: A Practical Guide to Beautiful and Sustainable Design

Residential Lighting: A Practical Guide to Beautiful and Sustainable Design

Residential Lighting: A Practical Guide to Beautiful and Sustainable Design

Editorial Reviews

Review

“Author Randall Whitehead proves that good lighting and green design go hand in hand. The book includes environmentally conscious tips on how to put together a well-designed lighting plan, room by room.” (Home&Design, May/June 2009)”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) 

Product Description

“Written by internationally recognized lighting consultant Randall Whitehead, this popular easy-to-read lighting design guide offers a highly visual introduction to the fundamentals for illuminating the single-family home. Emphasizing the use of “light layering” he advocates using a combination of lighting sources to create a cohesive and versatile lighting system. The book offers advice on design tools and room-by-room lighting strategies. This Second Edition includes a new chapter on how to implement the use of energy efficient lighting design, including updated information on LED lamps, CFL’s and daylighting. Also included are 32 pages of color plates demonstrating professional remodels of interior and exterior rooms; including contributions from interior designers, architects, landscape designers in collaboration with well integrated lighting design”.

From the Back Cover

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.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 2 edition (December 22, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470284838
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470284834
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.5 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

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