Shedding Light On Illumination

May, 2008

Business department adjunct faculty member Angelo Arecchi is a co-author of the Field Guide to Illumination, a new reference book on lighting for building industry professionals. The guide, which was recently published by the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) Press, summarizes the science of illumination and is densely packed with diagrams, tables, and formulas. Topics range from lighting open plan offices to enhancing small target visibility in roadway lighting. The book also details sustainable lighting strategies, such as harnessing daylight, and the importance of environmentally responsive lighting controls.

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