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Lighting Education Online: Residential Lighting

Residential lightingThe residential lighting course provides information on lighting technologies typically used in homes along with guidance on lighting design techniques. The course also provides sample lighting layouts for a variety of rooms within a home. A fee is required to register for this course.

Daylighting: Daylight Dividends Program

Reports, guides, and other resources on daylighting.

Builders Guide to Home Lighting

Builders Guide to Home LightingThis guide offers builders and electrical contractors practical advice for installing energy-efficient lighting in homes.

Case Studies: Demonstration and Evaluation of Lighting Technologies and Applications

Numerous case studies on energy-efficient lighting in commerical, retail, institutional, industrial, residential, and outdoor applications.

Outdoor Lighting Pattern Book

Outdoor Lighting Pattern BookUsing a series of "patterns" or model lighting designs, this 222-page hardcover book presents many lighting possibilities for typical outdoor residential, commercial, institutional, industrial, and public spaces, including walkways and areas adjoining apartment houses, alleys, quick-stop shopping, pedestrian malls, city business districts, office parks, parking garages, loading docks, school yards, playgrounds, public parks, and waterfront walks.

Mesopic Street Lighting PDF

The LRC developed the unified photometry system, which determines equivalent visual performance levels under photopic and mesopic light levels. This report describes a case study of energy savings achieved by designing streetlighting with the unified photometry system.

The Lighting Pattern Book for Homes

Lighting Pattern Book for HomesWhether you are building a new home or remodeling, The Lighting Pattern Book for Homes can help you design attractive, energy-efficient lighting for the kitchen, living room, bedroom, bathroom, home office, hallway, stairway, or porch. This 222-page book illustrates prototype designs or "patterns" for energy-efficient lighting suitable for typical homes. Information on lighting products and techniques enables the architect, interior designer, electrical contractor, building professional, or do-it-yourself homeowner to design quality lighting for the home. The book, originally published in spiral-bound and hardcover editions is now available for download at no charge.

Patterns to Daylight Schools for People and Sustainability PDF

The latest pattern book by LRC authors, sponsored by the US Green Building Council, presents model designs for implementing daylighting into school classrooms, corridors, and gymnasiums. With emphasis on human health impact and other daylight metrics, this book compares cost, comfort, visual environment, and energy use among well-known daylighting techniques.

LRC DesignWorks

DesignWorksLighting designers can help you achieve better lighting that uses less energy. The LRC's lighting design program, DesignWorks, provides cutting-edge lighting design solutions, effectively pairing advanced research with dynamic design concepts.

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