Time-Saver Standards for Architectural Lighting

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This is the first and only complete resource for lighting design, giving architects and designers--as well as engineers--all the right tools to implement quality installations. Features a graphics-rich presentation full of lighting patterns, installation photos, fixtures and schemes with costs, plus color sections displaying how to mix light and color. Inside: essential safety-and compliance-facilitating code information from the National Electric Code, Energy Policy Act, and other sources. Includes hundreds of interior and exterior details from a range of project types.

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This significant new contribution to McGraw-Hill's Time-Saver Standards Series provides all the tools needed to make professional lighting choices. Creating the most comprehensive reference on lighting design in the world, internationally recognized authority Gary Steffy has brought together systematic tools for evaluating needs and making selections, the most complete professional collection of lighting and lamp data ever assembled, and a vast resource of ideas and examples. ELEVEN SECTIONS provide everything needed to efficiently design and specify systems that yield attractive and functional lighting, meeting industry criteria including energy efficiency and sustainability. You'll find comparisons, overviews, and detailed data on most every type of useful modern lighting for every type of application--residential, hospitality, commercial, and industrial. Each section focuses on a specific type of lighting, providing preferred uses, technical details, specification data, relevant operational information, potential pitfalls and hazards, and design tips--all in a highly graphical format.

INFORMATIVE FEATURES throughout the book give you easy access to key facts. Sidebars and boxes highlight Design Tips, Uses, Energy Savers, Safety, and much more. Charts make it easy to compare advantages, disadvantages, performance details, costs, and manufacturers at a glance. Throughout, pointers, checklists, and callouts ensure that you don't miss important facts. You'll also find hundreds of useful illustrations, including thumbnail drawings that display lighting results with different lamps in many situations, including various ceiling heights and artwork sizes.

Time-Saver Standards For Architectural Lighting is a comprehensive, inexhaustible source of lighting data, tips, and details in a distinctive visual format, and a unique new resource for architects, designers, engineers, and students. Packed with independent evaluation of manufacturers’ data and products’ and performance comparisons, this new one-of-a-kind tool gives every design professional instant expertise for any lighting specification or selection task. The more you use this book, the more valuable it will become.

First published in 1946, McGraw-Hill's Time-Saver Standards is one of the world's most widely consulted and respected references on architectural design and building construction fundamentals and design data. The One Source for Lighting.

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Gary Steffy Principal of Gary Steffy Lighting Design in Ann Arbor, MI, is widely recognized as one of the world's most preeminent lighting designers. He was educated at Pennsylvania State University in architectural engineering.

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