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Parsons School of Design MFA Lighting Design program theses2011 (PC020404.10) ➔ Luminance as an Alternative Metric for Lighting Design

Thesis


Related people/organizations

Rebecca Mintz (designer)
Brooke Carter (thesis advisor)
Peter M. Wheelwright (thesis advisor)
Nathalie Rozot (thesis advisor)
Jerry Kugler (thesis advisor)
Derek Porter (thesis advisor)
Alexa Griffith Winton (thesis advisor)

Date

2011

Description

The current standards used for lighting design are problematic, because they are based on illuminance, which only measures the amount of light hitting a surface. Humans see light reflected off surfaces and make judgments based on contrast relationships, which are better captured by luminance. This thesis proposes an alternative metric and standard based on luminance along with a procedure for their implementation. Through the design of a conference room, the metric is established as beneficial and feasible.

Identifier

PC020404_2011_rmintz

Citation

Rebecca Mintz. Luminance as an Alternative Metric for Lighting Design. 2011. Parsons School of Design MFA Lighting Design program theses; 2011 (PC020404.10). New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive. Web. 06 Dec 2019.

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