The Home Lighting Effects Bible
Ideas and Know-how for Better Lighting in Every Part of your HomeBook - 2010
More than 200 solutions for home lighting challenges.
The Home Lighting Effects Bible shows how lighting can transform a home, increase the sense of space, provide practical lighting for working areas and bring warmth, ambience, highlights and drama.
The author provides information on the technical aspects of lighting -- sources, strength, direction, angle, color and control -- for the interior designer and the home owner.
Design topics include:Directional lighting, up-lighting, spotlighting
Moveable, recessed, stretch-wire and concealed mountings
How to give light depth and character
Purpose lighting, such as picture lighting, special effects, task lights and color washes
LED and fluorescent bulbs
Low-voltage and hard-wired power sources
Styles and functions of different types of lighting
Finding the right size
Working with light color
How to choose decorative lighting
The main section of the book is a comprehensive directory that examines, room-by-room, every kind of lighting requirement in a house and recommends the best solutions. With ideas for stairs (and under stairs), nooks and alcoves, wine cellars, media rooms and more, no corner is missed.
A valuable resource for professional and non-professional decorators alike, this practical book is published in a handy format with a concealed wiro-binding that lies flat for easy use.