Lighting : February 2014 Lighting (v2-HR)
70 LIGHTING MAGAZINE | February/March 2014 NEW PUBLICATIONS LIGHTING GUIDELINES SERIES LG-4.01 SPORTS LIGHTING: CRICKET 48pp, colour IESANZ, Canberra, 2013 Price: AUD85 (members) AUD95 (non-members) Thought to be a world's first, the IESANZ has published a 48-page practical design guide for the professional lighting of cricket venues. This is the first of a series of lighting guides planned by the IES to supplement Standards or to serve as Standards where none exist. The guide covers general illumination requirements for the sport, as well as the more exacting requirements for televised matches. Richly illustrated with diagrams and high quality photographs, the guide will be an indispensable tool for sports lighting professionals, cricket administrators and sports television broadcasters around the world. [The booklet has no ISBN. -- ed] NEW SLL GUIDE ON LIGHTING PLACES OF WORSHIP The Society of Light and Lighting (UK) has published a new lighting guide, LG13: Places of Worship, which is the first SLL guide to cover religious buildings. The guide includes: Anglican and Catholic churches, Mosques, Synagogues, Methodist churches, Salvation Army citadels, Mormon chapels and temples, Kingdom Halls of Jehovah's Witnesses, Christadelphian Ecclesias, Christian Science churches, Quaker meeting houses, Pentecostal and Evangelist halls, Buddhist, Hindu and Sikh temples, Monasteries and convents and non-religious venues and buildings (prayer rooms in offices and airports, chapels in hospitals, chapels of rest, chapels in crematoria and Masonic halls). [At the time of publication no prices were available; check with the SLL website or the CIBSE website. -- ed] -- Warren Julian UNDERSTANDING LED ILLUMINATION M Nisa Khan 248 + xix pp, colour insert CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, USA, 2014 ISBN 978-1-4665-0772-2 Price: about USD70 The author of this book is an electrical engineer who worked on photonics before starting her own business, initially in signage and entertainment lighting but now venturing into general lighting. The book contains a lot of useful information on LEDs, particularly on thermal management and colour stability. However, the author's strong optoelectronics background reveals a weakness in lighting, especially in metrology. Astonishingly, she seems to avoid luminous intensity and in doing so, produces the strangest explanation of photometric concepts and units I have ever read. The book isn't really on LED "illumination" in the sense of lighting but rather the production of light. In reviewing another recent book on LEDs, I noted that authors are brave in trying to write technical books on LEDs at this stage of immaturity in almost all aspects of the technology. This book is a useful addition to a technical library on luminaire design and manufacturing and to a lesser extent for lighting designers.
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