Green Lighting by Brian Clark Howard

Green Lighting

byBrian Clark Howard, Seth Leitman, William Brinsky

Paperback | September 24, 2010

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Flip the switch to energy-efficient lighting

This do-it-yourself guide makes it easy to upgrade residential and commercial lighting to reduce costs and environmental impact while maintaining or even improving the quality of the lighting. Filled with step-by-step instructions, Green Lighting shows you how to save money and energy with light-emitting diodes (LEDs), compact fluorescent lighting (CFL), solar lights, windows, skylights, fixtures, controls, and other bright ideas. Methods for calculating return on investment, plus recommended sources for energy-efficient products, are included in this practical resource. Green Lighting covers:

  • Color temperature measurements
  • In-depth details on the differences between LEDs and CFLs
  • How utilities bill for electricity usage
  • Comparing wattage and determining energy savings
  • ENERGY STAR® ratings
  • Purchasing appropriate bulbs, fixtures, and sensors
  • Developing a comprehensive green lighting plan for your entire home, office, or commercial environment
  • Incandescent, halogen, and gas-discharge lighting
  • Solar and next-generation lighting

About The Author

Brian Clark Howard (New York, NY) is a Web editor at The Daily Green (, which is part ofHearst DigitalMedia and is one of the world’s largest and most trusted sources for consumer information on living a more environmentally friendly life. Brian was previously managing editor of E/The Environmental Magazine, the o...
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Title:Green LightingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 9.3 × 7.4 × 0.45 inPublished:September 24, 2010Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071630163

ISBN - 13:9780071630160

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. The Benefits of Changing Your Lighting; Chapter 2. Basic Lighting Terms and Explanations; Chapter 3. Incandescent, Halogen, and Gas-Discharge Lighting; Chapter 4. Fluorescent Lighting; Chapter 5. Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs); Chapter 6. Fixtures and Controls; Chapter 7. Beyond Energy to Green Lighting Materials; Chapter 8. Lighting Best Practices and Daylighting; Chapter 9. Solar and Next-Generation Lighting; Appendix. Resources; Index