Guide discusses how to improve facility lighting

The discipline of planned lighting management requires taking action to ensure that the lighting system consistently provides the most effective illumination at the lowest operating and maintenance cost.


The discipline of planned lighting management requires taking action to ensure that the lighting system consistently provides the most effective illumination at the lowest operating and maintenance cost. Reaching this goal involves providing quality lighting and retrofitting, and installing energy-efficient equipment in existing lighting systems, to reduce energy consumption. The sum of these products and practices, implemented via a lighting management program, is a lighting upgrade.

Because a lighting upgrade is a multifaceted operation, and can pose a significant initial cost, planning is essential. Proper planning and careful execution is the best way to avoid mistakes. By doing this, it is a given that the right equipment will be chosen, the right resources gathered, and the right actions taken.

The complete spectrum of lighting management strategies for efficiency improvement is fully detailed in this straightforward, nontechnical reference. Ideal for facility managers, or anyone concerned with reducing lighting costs, this book cuts through the maze of technical details to provide clear, readily applicable lighting answers. There is special emphasis on the importance of effective maintenance and the environmental aspects of lighting management.

This book reviews the basics of lighting and explains demand side management trends, the value of quality lighting, the value of maintenance, marketing "green" benefits, and other important information. At the same time, it describes how to use this information to implement a lighting management program, going step-by-step and chapter-by-chapter, from the building survey through economic analyses, maintenance, and assessing environmental impact.

By the time you finish this book, you will be able to investigate your own lighting upgrade opportunities or speak in an educated manner with a competent lighting professional.

The Lighting Management Handbook by Craig DiLouie. Published by The Fairmont Press, Inc., 700 Indian Trail, Lilburn, GA 30247; 770-925-9388. Hardbound, 300 pp, illustrated, $84.

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