Chapter 6

Fundamentals of Illumination


After reading this chapter, you should be able to:

  • understand the terms used in illumination
  • discuss the various laws of illumination
  • analyze of photometry for the measurement of candle power of a source
6.1 Introduction

Study of illumination engineering is necessary not only to understand the principles of light control as applied to interior lighting design such as domestic and factory lighting but also to understand outdoor applications such as highway lighting and flood lighting. Nowaday, the electrically produced light is preferred to the other source of illumination because of an account of its cleanliness, ease of control, steady light output, low cost, and reliability. The best illumination ...

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