Sustainable Indoor Lighting

  • Paola Sansoni
  • Luca Mercatelli
  • Alessandro Farini

Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. A. Giannini, L. Mercatelli
    Pages 23-37
  3. L. Mercatelli, A. Giannini, E. Sani
    Pages 39-63
  4. L. Mercatelli, A. Giannini
    Pages 65-76
  5. A. Farini
    Pages 77-85
  6. A. Giannuzzi, P. Sansoni
    Pages 87-106
  7. A. Reggiani, P. Sansoni
    Pages 107-125
  8. A. Reggiani, A. Farini
    Pages 127-149
  9. L. Vagheggi, A. Giannini
    Pages 151-166
  10. D. Fontani, F. Francini, P. Sansoni
    Pages 167-193
  11. F. Francini, D. Fontani, P. Sansoni
    Pages 195-210
  12. V. R. M. Lo Verso, A. Pellegrino
    Pages 221-261
  13. A. Pellegrino, L. Blaso
    Pages 303-334
  14. D. Fontani, P. Sansoni
    Pages 335-355

About this book


Encompassing a thorough survey of the lighting techniques applied to internal illumination characterized by high efficiency, optimized color and architectural integration, a consolidated summary of the latest scientific, technical and architectural research is presented in order to give the reader an overview of the different themes with their interactions and mutual effects.  

This book describes light principles, methodologies and realisations for indoor illumination at low consumption. Power efficiency, color characteristics and architectural aspects are analyzed in terms of their  practical application, with the interactions between scientific, technological and architectural features considered in order to supply a complete overview, which can be read both at technical level and at user level.

Introducing photometric and radiometric quantities and laws, the book first discusses tests and measurements assessing lighting and color characteristics before examining in detail artificial light sources with particular attention paid to measures to reduce consumption and optimize efficiency.

Key sources are illustrated with producers and suppliers with technical details and use specifications included.

Serving to maximize reader insights into the use of sunlight – considering light transfer, application to indoor illumination and in particular to museum lighting – in the color rendering properties of light sources and the architectural aspects for natural indoor lighting, the final part of this boo collects other related but important elements including architectural issues, environmental integration and the possibility of changing the light color by introducing suitable coatings. The physiological effects of internal illumination quality  on user comfort is discussed and several possibilities for energy saving using domotics are outlined.


Indoor Light Sources Light Transfer Power Efficiency Solar Energy Sustainable Indoor Lighting

Editors and affiliations

  • Paola Sansoni
    • 1
  • Luca Mercatelli
    • 2
  • Alessandro Farini
    • 3
  1. 1.CNR-INOFirenzeItaly
  2. 2.CNR-INOFirenzeItaly
  3. 3.CNR-INOFirenzeItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-6632-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-6633-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1865-3529
  • Series Online ISSN 1865-3537
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