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February/March 2014 | LIGHTING MAGAZINE 65 of lighting into standards, the perceived adequacy of illumination criterion does offer a basis for a shared concept of the purpose of lighting. Making it happen would require some changes of attitude. 'Best practice' designers would need to accept that the basic criterion for "enough light" has to change, and 'architectural' designers would need to apply themselves to the process of creating standards. The objective would be lighting standards that specify "enough light" without restricting how direct light is to be distributed. With that common ground, 'architectural' and 'best practice' lighting designers should find that there is quite a lot that they can learn from each other. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Thanks are expressed to Prof Mark Rea and Dr John Bullough of the Lighting Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, for the RVP program used to produce Figure 1, and to Margaret Maile Petty for providing material on Richard Kelly. Also, thanks to past colleagues for comments on the draft text: Peter Boyce, Mark Rea, Joe Lynes, and Howard Brandston. Figure 4. 'Play of brilliants' dominant; the third of Kelly's kinds of light effect. Notre Dame du Haut, Ronchamp, Franche-Comté, France. Architect: Le Corbusier. REFERENCES 1. Kelly, Richard. Lighting as an Integral Part of Architecture. College Art Journal, 12, no.1 (Autumn 1952): 24-30. 2. Brandston, HM. Learning to See: A matter of light. Illuminating Engineering Society of North America: 2008. 3. Cuttle C. Towards the Third Stage of the Lighting Profession. Lighting Research & Technology, 2010; 42(1): 73-93. 4. Cuttle, C. Perceived Adequacy of Illumination: a new basis for lighting practice. Proceedings of the 3rd PLDC Professional Lighting Design Convention, Madrid, 2011. 81-83. 5. Cuttle, C. A New Direction for General Lighting Practice. Lighting Research & Technology, 2013; 45(1): 22-39.
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