Efficient Lighting Strategies: Wise Design Choices Can Meet Lighting Needs and Save Energy

Convenient and effective artificial lighting is one of the important advances of the 20th century. Artificial lighting allows us to work and play inside and outside our homes independent of the time of day, and also often serves aesthetic purposes. Artificial lighting is generally employed for three types of uses: Ambient lighting?Provides general illumination indoors for daily activities and outdoors for safety and security. Task lighting?Facilitates particular tasks that require more light than is needed for general illumination, such as under-counter lights in kitchens, table lamps, or bathroom mirror lights. Accent lighting?Draws attention to special features or enhances the aesthetic qualities of an indoor or outdoor environment.

Provided by: NAHB Research Center Topic: Software Date Added: Nov 2003 Format: PDF

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