This paper addresses issues strongly connected to recent environmental discussions which are currently taking place in Europe, Asia, America, Australia and other parts of the world about global warming, the Greenhouse Effect, light pollution and other negative impacts artificial lighting has on our planet and what can be done about it. The author also attempts to answer indirectly two of the most important questions for lighting designers, which are: • What is the future of the lighting designers profession? Will that future be bright? • Is it still possible to create amazing, aesthetically pleasing lighting solutions, in line with functional needs of the client and in spite of new requirements such as use of low energy lighting, efficient lamp technology, the increasing number of energy codes and regulations as well as political/environmental issue known as “Ban The Bulb”, and other environmental initiatives? The lecture is divided into 3 sections: Introduction, Case studies, Final Conclusion.
- architectural lighting design,
- energy efficiency,
- energy efficient lighting,
- global warming,
- the greenhouse effect,
- light pollution
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