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Lighting Technology, 2nd Edition

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Anyone working with lighting in the entertainment industries will find this an immensely readable source of information. The authors, themselves experienced lighting practitioners, have collected a wealth of essential lighting technology and data into one comprehensive reference volume in an accessible, jargon-free style.


The new edition of this popular text covers the very latest technology, including advances in lamps, motorised lights, dimmers and control systems and current safety regulations.

Table of Contents

  1. Front Cover
  2. Half Title
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright
  5. Contents
  6. Acknowledgements
  7. 1 Introduction
  8. 2 Lighting the subject
    1. 2.1 Basic lighting
    2. 2.2 Choice of light sources and luminaires
    3. 2.3 Lighting systems
  9. 3 Theory of light
    1. 3.1 Electromagnetic spectrum
    2. 3.2 F-number (f-stop)
    3. 3.3 The eye
    4. 3.4 Colour perception
    5. 3.5 Spectral output of sources
    6. 3.6 Filters
    7. 3.7 Conversion of light in film and TV cameras
  10. 4 Light measurements
    1. 4.1 Units, terminology and calculations
    2. 4.2 Laws – inverse square and cosine
    3. 4.3 Polar diagrams and their interpretation
    4. 4.4 The measurement of colour temperature
    5. 4.5 Types of meter
  11. 5 Light sources
    1. 5.1 Incandescent sources
    2. 5.2 Discharge sources
    3. 5.3 Control of discharge sources
    4. 5.4 Xenon discharge lamp
    5. 5.5 Fluorescent lamps
    6. 5.6 Light emitting diodes
  12. 6 Luminaires
    1. 6.1 Optical design theory
    2. 6.2 Reflection and refraction
    3. 6.3 Reflector designs
    4. 6.4 Luminaire types
    5. 6.5 Special designs
    6. 6.6 Fluorescent lighting
    7. 6.7 Battery hand lamps
    8. 6.8 Assessment of luminaires
    9. 6.9 Centre of gravity (C of G) considerations
    10. 6.10 Ventilation
    11. 6.11 The carbon arc
  13. 7 Lighting suspension systems
    1. 7.1 Suspension and why it is needed
    2. 7.2 Grid systems
    3. 7.3 Pantographs
    4. 7.4 Counterweight bars
    5. 7.5 Motorised barrel winches
    6. 7.6 Monopoles
    7. 7.7 System controls
    8. 7.8 Rigging monopoles and pantographs
    9. 7.9 Loading barrel winches
    10. 7.10 Rigging luminaires
  14. 8 Dimming and control
    1. Introduction
    2. 8.1 Theory of dimmers
    3. 8.2 Problems in practice
    4. 8.3 Dimmer types
    5. 8.4 Protecting dimmers
    6. 8.5 Dimmer rooms and switchgear
    7. 8.6 Distributed dimmers
    8. 8.7 Control systems
    9. 8.8 Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) Directive
  15. 9 Studio technical design
    1. Introduction
    2. 9.1 Project team
    3. 9.2 Safety requirements
    4. 9.3 Greenfield sites and the refurbishment of existing premises
    5. 9.4 Building construction – how it can be influenced
    6. 9.5 Structural loads
    7. 9.6 Television studio requirements
    8. 9.7 The smaller studio
    9. 9.8 Air conditioning requirements
    10. 9.9 Power requirements
    11. 9.10 Acoustic requirements
  16. 10 Lighting for locations and sport
    1. Introduction
    2. 10.1 Location lighting
    3. 10.2 Electrical distribution
    4. 10.3 Generators
    5. 10.4 Trussing and support systems
    6. 10.5 Lighting for sports
  17. 11 Motorised lights
    1. Introduction
    2. 11.1 Luminaires
    3. 11.2 Digital projection
    4. 11.3 TV lighting
    5. 11.4 System control
    6. 11.5 Studio installations
    7. 11.6 Grid system functions
  18. 12 Electrical distribution
    1. Introduction
    2. 12.1 Sub-station and switchgear
    3. 12.2 Power and balance for three phases
    4. 12.3 Distribution systems
    5. 12.4 Distribution problems
    6. 12.5 Distribution sockets
    7. 12.6 Fuses and circuit breakers
    8. 12.7 Meters
    9. 12.8 Distribution on the ‘set’
  19. 13 Working lights and emergency systems
    1. Introduction
    2. 13.1 Types of sources
    3. 13.2 Integrating the system
    4. 13.3 Lighting in control areas and dressing rooms
    5. 13.4 Emergency systems
  20. 14 Safety
    1. 14.1 General measures for safety
    2. 14.2 Luminaires and EN 60598-2-17 (BS4533)
    3. 14.3 The Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations
    4. 14.4 The IEE Regulations in practice
    5. 14.5 Electricity at Work Regulations in practice
    6. 14.6 Safety checklist and inspections
  21. 15 Maintaining and hiring lighting equipment
    1. 15.1 Standardisation for maintenance and spares
    2. 15.2 Maintenance rooms and test equipment
    3. 15.3 Luminaire maintenance
    4. 15.4 Suspension system maintenance
    5. 15.5 Holding spares and expendables
    6. 15.6 Monitoring equipment usage for replacement programmes
    7. 15.7 Hired equipment
  22. Appendices
  23. I Glossary of terms
  24. II World mains voltages
  25. III Lamp tables
  26. IV Luminaire performances
  27. V Formulae and conversion tables
  28. Further reading
  29. Index