Interior Lighting, 1st ed. 2019
Fundamentals, Technology and Applications


Language: Anglais

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This book outlines the underlying principles on which interior lighting should be based, provides detailed information on the lighting hardware available today and gives guidance for the design of interior lighting installations resulting in good visual performance and comfort, alertness and health.

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, daytime alertness and performance, and includes chapters on age effects, therapeutic effects and hazardous effects of lighting. Part Two deals with the lighting hardware: lamps (with emphasis on LEDs), gear, drivers and luminaires including chapters about lighting controls and LEDs beyond lighting. Part Three is the application part, providing the link between theory and practice and supplying the reader with the knowledge needed for lighting design. It describes the relevant lighting criteria for good and efficient interior lighting and discusses the International, European and North American standards and recommendations for interior lighting.

A particular focus is on solid state light sources (LEDs) and the possibility to design innovative, truly-sustainable lighting installations that are adaptable to changing circumstances. The design of such installations is difficult and the book offers details of the typical characteristics of the many different solid state light sources, and of the aspects determining the final quality of interior lighting.

Essential reading for interior lighting designers, lighting engineers and architects, the book will also be a useful reference for researchers and students.

Reviews of Road Lighting by the same author:

"If you are going to design streetlighting, you must read this book....a solid, comprehensive textbook written by an acknowledged expert in the field ? if you have a query about any aspect of streetlighting design, you will find the answer here.? ? LUX, August 2015

??a realy comprehensive book dealing with every aspect of the subject well?essential text for reference on this subject? ? Lighting Journal, March 2015


1 Visual Mechanism.

2 Colour.

3 Visual Performance.

4 Visual Satisfaction.

5 Non-Visual Biological.

6 Light, Sleep, Alertness and Performance.

7 Shift Work, Light, Sleep and Performance.

8 Age Effects.

9 Therapeutic Effects.

10 Hazardous Effects.


11 Lamps, Gear and Drivers.

12 Daylight.

13 Luminaires.

14 Lighting Controls.

15 LEDs Beyond Lighting.


16 Lighting Quality Parameter.

17 Standards and recommendations.

18 Lighting Design.

19 Calculations and Measurements.



Prof. Wout van Bommel MSc has over 40 years of experience in road, sports, office, industrial, architectural lighting (indoor and outdoor). With his vast international experience in lighting application he advises as an independent Lighting Consultant, after his retirement from Philips Lighting, lighting designers, researchers, companies municipalities and governmental bodies. He assesses the quality of specifications of lighting installations (certification). He presents papers in English, German and Dutch at congresses, symposia and workshops and teaches lighting courses. 

With J.B. De Boer, he is the author of Road Lighting (1980), the standard text for road lighting engineers and designers. An extensively revised and updated version, Road Lighting: Fundamentals, Technology and Application was published in 2015.
Provides comprehensive coverage of the subject, from fundamentals of visual performance, through lighting technologies to applications and practical design considerations

Focuses on modern solid state lighting systems and their unique requirements and capabilities

Addresses the visual and non-visual biological effects of lighting on an equal footing

Considers "LEDS beyond lighting" including topics such as visible light communication and occupancy sensing