What is lighting?

  • (noun): The craft of providing artificial light.
    Example: "An interior decorator must understand lighting"
    See also — Additional definitions below


Lighting or illumination is the deliberate use of light to achieve a practical or aesthetic effect. Lighting includes the use of both artificial light sources like lamps and light fixtures, as well as natural illumination by capturing daylight. Daylighting (using windows, skylights, or light shelves) is sometimes used as the main source of light during daytime in buildings. This can save energy in place of using artificial lighting, which represents a major component of energy consumption in buildings. Proper lighting can enhance task performance, improve the appearance of an area, or have positive psychological effects on occupants.

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Some articles on lighting:

Building Management System - Characteristics - Lighting
... Lighting can be turned on, off, or dimmed with a building management system based on time of day, or on occupancy sensor, photosensors and timers ... Lighting is also a good candidate for Demand response, with many control systems providing the ability to dim (or turn off) lights to take advantage of DR incentives and savings ... In newer buildings, the lighting control is based on the field bus DALI ...
Joe Gannon
... Joe Gannon who was Pink Floyd's legendary first lighting designer and light-show pioneer ... producer, director, musical stage lighting and production designer ... He toured internationally as a producer, director and lighting designer for such stars as Alice Cooper, Teddy Pendergrass, Luther Vandross, Barry Manilow, Julio Iglesias ...
Security Lighting
... In the field of physical security, security lighting is often used as a preventive and corrective measure against intrusions or other criminal activity on a physical piece of property ... Security lighting may be provided to aid in the detection of intruders, to deter intruders, or in some cases simply to increase the feeling of safety ... Lighting is integral to crime prevention through environmental design ...
Gilbert Vaughn Hemsley, Jr. - Biography
... at Yale Drama School in 1960, and worked as assistant to lighting designer Jean Rosenthal ... Richard Nixon and Jimmy Carter, but he is best known for his work as a lighting designer on Broadway, at numerous regional theatres, and as the lighting director at the New ... Hemsley taught lighting design at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and was celebrated there for his generosity with students, many of whom served as assistants at New York City ...
Lighting - Professional Organizations - National
... American Lighting Association (ALA) in United States ... Indian Society of Lighting Engineers (ISLE) Institution of Lighting Engineers (ILE) in United Kingdom ... Society of Light and Lighting (SLL), part of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers in United Kingdom ...

More definitions of "lighting":

  • (noun): Apparatus for supplying artificial light effects for the stage or a film.
  • (noun): Having abundant light or illumination.
    Example: "As long as the lighting was good"
    Synonyms: light

Famous quotes containing the word lighting:

    No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.
    Bible: New Testament, Matthew 5:15,16.

    Popular art is normally decried as vulgar by the cultivated people of its time; then it loses favor with its original audience as a new generation grows up; then it begins to merge into the softer lighting of “quaint,” and cultivated people become interested in it, and finally it begins to take on the archaic dignity of the primitive.
    Northrop Frye (b. 1912)

    A mother’s happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories.
    Honoré De Balzac (1799–1850)