52 Lighting

The use of light to illuminate and enhance the experience of an interior space.

The Illuminating Engineering Society (www.ies.org) publishes the Lighting Library, a subscription source that provides access to lighting science, practice, and applications, as well as measurements and testing.

Foot Candle

A somewhat archaic metric, a foot candle refers to the amount of light that hits an adjacent surface, and is measured by the standard of one lumen of light at a one-foot (25 cm) distance.


The unit of measure that describes the luminous flux or useful light emitted by a source of light.

Color Temperature

The measurement in kelvins of how warm (yellow) or cool (blue) the hue of ...

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