From the Back Cover
A new edition of the highly readable guide to lighting designnow in full color
Lighting design has seen tremendous growth in the years since the first edition of this book was published, with new technologies such as LED and trends in sustainability greatly reshaping the field. Lighting Design Basics, Second Edition addresses these changes, while continuing to offer a clear, concise, highly graphic treatment of the of lighting design.
More than twenty case studies are used to illustrate design concepts and techniques for typical residential and commercial spaces, ranging from kitchens to doctors' offices. Essential details for installation and construction and how to retrofit existing conditions are also discussed.
New and updated features in this edition include:
Extensive use of color and many new illustrations, including floor plans, RCPs, sections, and perspectives
Coverage of the latest practices in lighting design, especially in the area of energy conservation
A series of practical Electrician's Notebooks, addressing issues encountered in the construction process
Exercises emphasizing the development of skills needed on the job and for the NCIDQ and NCARB exams
About the Author
Mark Karlen, PhD, AIA, ASID, has a long and distinguished career in design education and professional practice as an architect and interior designer. He has chaired the interior programs at the University of Cincinnati and Pratt Institute, as well as having completed many successful buildings and interiors projects. James R. Benya, PE, FIES, IALD, LC, is a lighting designer and Principal of Benya Lighting Design of West Linn, Oregon. He is widely published in industry magazines and has lectured extensively on the professional conference circuit. Christina Spangler, LC, IALD, IES, is a lighting designer and Principal in the Philadelphia and New York City–based Lighting Design Collaborative. She currently teaches at Moore College of Art and Design.