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Lighting Patterns for Homes Resources


Typical Hours of Use by Room: Energy use and light bulb life calculations depend on the amount of time that the lights are in operation each day. This table provides the assumptions for each lighting design of this website.

Typical Light Bulb Features: This table provides the range of power demand, efficacy, price, light output, and life for the light bulbs used in this website.

Typical Light Fixture Features:This table provides the optical efficiencies and prices of the fixtures used in this website.


Lighting Research Center Resources

The Lighting Pattern Book for Homes: Russell P. Leslie, Kathryn M. Conway, "The Lighting Pattern Book for Homes." Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York, 1996.
This website is an update of The Lighting Pattern Book for Homes.

Lighting Education Online: Education on lighting terminology, lighting technology, and residential lighting from the Lighting Research Center.

ASSIST Recommends: The Alliance for Solid-State Illumination Systems and Technologies at the Lighting Research Center developed a set of formal recommendations to the LED and lighting communities about issues important for the reliable performance of LED lighting and its comparison to other light source technologies.


External Resources

Base case lighting technologies for this website were determined from data in these reports and the Lighting Pattern Book for Homes listed above.

Navigant Consulting: "2010 U.S. Lighting Market Characterization." Prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy, January 2012.

New York State Energy Research and Development Authority: "Impact Evaluation. NYSERDA CFL Expansion Program: Random Digit Dial and Onsite Survey Results." Final Report. Prepared for the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, June 2011.