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Green Energy and Technology

Sustainable Indoor Lighting

Editors: Sansoni, Paola, Mercatelli, Luca, Farini, Alessandro (Eds.)

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  • Summarizes the latest scientific, technical and architectural studies on light principles, methodologies and applications for indoor illumination at low power consumption
  • Treats both theoretical and practical aspects of power efficiency, colour characteristics and architectural elements
  • Includes detailed  analysis of a wide variety of applications centred on energy saving, sustainable illumination and renewable energy exploitation
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About this book

Encompassing a thorough survey of the lighting techniques applied to internal illumination characterized by high efficiency, optimized color and architectural integration, a consolidated summary of the latest scientific, technical and architectural research is presented in order to give the reader an overview of the different themes with their interactions and mutual effects.  

This book describes light principles, methodologies and realisations for indoor illumination at low consumption. Power efficiency, color characteristics and architectural aspects are analyzed in terms of their  practical application, with the interactions between scientific, technological and architectural features considered in order to supply a complete overview, which can be read both at technical level and at user level.

Introducing photometric and radiometric quantities and laws, the book first discusses tests and measurements assessing lighting and color characteristics before examining in detail artificial light sources with particular attention paid to measures to reduce consumption and optimize efficiency.

Key sources are illustrated with producers and suppliers with technical details and use specifications included.

Serving to maximize reader insights into the use of sunlight – considering light transfer, application to indoor illumination and in particular to museum lighting – in the color rendering properties of light sources and the architectural aspects for natural indoor lighting, the final part of this boo collects other related but important elements including architectural issues, environmental integration and the possibility of changing the light color by introducing suitable coatings. The physiological effects of internal illumination quality  on user comfort is discussed and several possibilities for energy saving using domotics are outlined.

About the authors

Paola Sansoni has research expertise in solar energy, solar collectors and optical tests.

Luca Mercatelli's recent research has focussed on photometry, colorimetry and lighting.

Alessandro Farini has experience in color rendering and vision ergonomy.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $74.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4471-6633-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-1-4471-6632-0
  • with online files
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $99.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-1-4471-7162-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sustainable Indoor Lighting
Editors
  • Paola Sansoni
  • Luca Mercatelli
  • Alessandro Farini
Series Title
Green Energy and Technology
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-4471-6633-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4471-6633-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4471-6632-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-7162-1
Series ISSN
1865-3529
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 355
Number of Illustrations
51 b/w illustrations, 161 illustrations in colour
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