IESNA Lighting Handbook Now Available

The Illuminating Engineering Society of North America is beginning to ship the 10th edition of the IES Lighting Handbook, which brings together in one volume the current state of knowledge as it relates to lighting and lighting design. This latest edition of the Handbook was recognized at the 2011 Lightfair Innovation Awards with the Judges’ Citation Award.

The 10th edition includes new illuminance determination procedures and in-depth coverage of need-to-know topics such as solid state lighting, daylighting, controls, sustainability, commissioning, energy management, qualitative design criteria, and much more. The breadth and depth of coverage makes the Handbook an essential knowledge reference for anyone involved in lighting.

Successful lighting professionals must be able to incorporate into their work many new technological and scientific developments. Clients expect lighting practitioners to know their specialties and to make informed decisions and recommendations.

The IES Lighting Handbook 10th Edition is an essential knowledge reference for anyone in lighting. It brings together some of the best minds in the lighting community to comprehensively present the current state of knowledge as it relates to lighting and lighting design.

Changes to the new edition include

  • New illuminance determination procedure considering visual age-based illuminance ranges and mesopic adaptation
  • Extensive updates on light sources, including solid state lighting
  • Holistic and complementary daylighting and electric lighting strategies
  • More extensive and specific qualitative lighting design criteria, such as subjective impressions (psychological factors) and architectural spatial factors
  • Broader quantitative criteria such as illuminance uniformities, power and energy aspects, light trespass, and light pollution
  • In-depth coverage of sustainability practices: new chapters on daylighting, controls, sustainability, commissioning, and energy management
  • Updated tabular information exemplified with 600+ photographs and illustrations to enhance understanding

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Note: The IESNA is exploring options for an electronic version of the Handbook. Check the website for updates.