Lighting Control: Technology and Applications

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Taylor & Francis, May 2, 2003 - Performing Arts - 576 pages
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Robert Simpson's comprehensive volume covers all aspects of lighting control systems. It starts with two foundation chapters outlining the basics of electricity, light and electronics as they apply to lighting control. It then reviews all current artificial lightsources, and comments on their suitability for control. A section on lighting control components covers electronic and electromagnetic dimmers, ballasts and transformers. The next section reviews lighting control systems, including those for stage and entertainment, architectural applications, energy management and building control; and includes a chapter on control signals protocols. The final part is an extensive applications review, fully illustrated, covering everything from hotels and cruise ships to homes and churches; and taking in offices, factories, simulators, trains and planes on the way.

Lighting Control: technology and applications brings together information not otherwise available from a single source. It is intended as a training resource within the lighting industry, both for those completely new to the subject, and for those coming to it from another technical field. It will also be useful for lighting designers, consulting engineers and electrical contractors as a reference book covering current and emerging lighting control techniques - with special emphasis on new light sources and new digital control standards. Information, case histories and illustrations for the book have been provided by many leading lighting companies and organizations in North America and Europe.
 

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Contents

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Foundation chapters Electricity and light 1 Electricity
Electrical units and components
Electrical distribution
Power factor
Control of electric power
Electromagnetic compatibility EMC
Light
The eye how we see light
Measurement of light
Color
Measurement of color
Lighting electronics 1 Electronic principles
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Rob Simpson is the author of several novels in the Turok series from Golden Books and the Superman CD-Rom for DC Comics/Brilliant Digital Entertainment. He also edits the Rugrats daily comic strip (Nickeodeon) running in over 125 newspapers nationwide. Rob lives in Staten Island, New York.

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