Anyone working with lighting in the entertainment industries will find this an immensely readable source of information. The authors, themselves experienced lighting practitioners, have collected a wealth of essential lighting technology and data into one comprehensive reference volume in an accessible, jargon-free style.
The new edition of this popular text covers the very latest technology, including advances in lamps, motorised lights, dimmers and control systems and current safety regulations.
Review of this edition:
"Complete with its extensive appendices, glossaries and data tables, it is an invaluable reference guide for experienced practitioners and yet coupled with the clear, jargon-free introduction and explanations is an ideal textbook for the apprentice. In all, a true textbook well worth a space on the bookshelf."
Lighting & Sound
"…an invaluable reference guide for experienced practitioners and yet coupled with the clear, jargon-free introduction and explanations is an ideal textbook for the apprentice. In all, a true textbook well worth a space on the bookshelf."
Lighting & Sound
Review of earlier edition:
"I found the book absorbing. The detail and presentation is impressive… highly recommended."
"An essential vade-mecum for anyone involved in this field."
CIBSE Lighting Division Newsletter
"A welcome addition to my classroom and personal library. Anyone in the lighting field will probably enjoy having this text as part of his or her toolbox of knowledge."
"For those lighting designers who have recently acquired business cards with the word 'consultant' on, this book is absolutely essential!"
"A comprehensive tome on all matters of lighting… a textbook in the classic sense of the word."
Lighting and Sound International
"A comprehensive textbook which is unique in its breadth of description of the technical side of a lighting system."
"An all encompassing book…"
"Accurate, interesting and clearly written."
Introduction; Lighting the subject; Theory of Light; Light measurements; Light sources; Luminaires; Lighting suspension systems; Dimming and control; Studio technical design; Lighting for locations and sport; Motorised lights; Electrical distribution; Working lights and emergency systems; Safety; Maintaining and hiring lighting equipment; Appendices; Further reading