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Human Factors in Lighting, Third Edition by Peter Robert (Canterbury, Kent, UK) Boyce


Human Factors in Lighting, Third Edition by Peter Robert (Canterbury, Kent, UK) Boyce

The availability of electric lighting has changed the lives of people the world over, yet as a major user of electricity it has come under increasing scrutiny in recent years. This scrutiny has focused largely on the environmental consequences, with little consideration of the benefits of lighting. Human Factors in Lighting, Third Edition restores some balance to the discussion by examining the ways in which people interact with lighting. These interactions influence the ability to perform visual tasks; the perception of people, objects, and spaces; human comfort and behavior; as well as human health and safety. It is only by understanding how to use light to achieve these ends that lighting can be provided effectively and efficiently to the benefit of all. See What's New in the Third Edition: New chapters on the non-image-forming system, lighting for pedestrians, light pollution, and lighting and electricity use Revision of all other chapters to update them to take into account the advances that have been made in our understanding of the effects of light on people over the last decade Integration of the combined effects of light via the visual and non-image-forming systems on performance and perception The book covers both the visual and the non-visual effects of light on people as well as the benefits of lighting and the costs it imposes on the environment. It details the consequences of exposure to lighting or lighting technology and the role of exposure to light on such basic functions of the body as circadian rhythms. The author combines information from many different sources and integrates them into a coherent overview of lighting practice that can be used to develop better lighting solutions at a lower environmental cost.


The broad scope of the book is impressive. ... If you have an interest in research of lighting, vision or visual psychology, in lighting design, or in ergonomics, this book is certain to contain new and interesting ideas. -Professor Steve Fotios, University of Sheffield The third edition is the best yet from Dr. Boyce. It is comprehensive, penetrating and fair in the discussion of topics, and provides the reader with an engaging narrative that facilitates a sophisticated understanding of the impact of lighting on people. The depth and breadth of Dr. Boyce's mastery of the subject is revealed, and his writing style makes the wide range of topics highly accessible to anyone interested in Human Factors in Lighting. -Mark S. Rea, PhD, Lighting Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst. ... I will open the book numerous times in my classes and my laboratory with my students in the coming ten years. While reading this book I feel like I am sitting in the class of human factors in lighting taught by Professor Peter Boyce. I believe Dr. Peter Boyce wrote this book with all his heart. -Yukio Akashi, University of Fukui This is a really excellent textbook and continues in a modern form the paths laid by M. Luckiesh, H.C. Weston, and R.G. Hopkinson. It expounds not only the science of the subject but also the relevance to lighting practice. The style is succinct and lucid throughout, but moreover, the author communicates with the reader in that he rounds off descriptions of experimental studies with a conclusion about the implications of the work, and a summary of the main arguments is provided at the end of every chapters. This is a very readable book as well as being a unique and comprehensive source of reference. It is a vital volume, which should be possessed by everyone in the lighting profession. -Lighting Reseach & Technology, Vol. 36., no. 1, 2004

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Publication date

19th May 2014


Peter Robert (Canterbury, Kent, UK) Boyce

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CRC Press Inc an imprint of Taylor & Francis Inc


703 pages


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