Talk:Architectural lighting design

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Proposed merger into Design section of Lighting article[edit]

Having read the guidelines on merging articles I went ahead and merged this article with the Design section of the Lighting article. However, this merger has been undone in order to discuss the issue with other editors of this page. Hence this addition. I strongly believe that the "architectural" distinction in lighting design is niche at best. Further, this entire article contains much less useful information than the section of the page which I propose merging into. Indeed, I have already merged across the salient points from here, and all that remains is to redirect this article to there. If anyone has justification for "Architectural lighting design" being significantly distinct from "lighting design", please contribute to this discussion. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Headlessness (talkcontribs) 18:12, 15 August 2009 (UTC)

If you're right, that means the section needs to come out of Lighting and moved over here. It's a large field, notable on its own - with many books, experts, etc. It stands on its own as a subject. The sheer number of references and links from within Wikipedia (I'll clean a few up) is an indication that this is a notable subject on its own. If anything, the material concerning architectural lighting should be condensed in the lighting article and moved over here. Also, we need to make a distinction between architectural lighting design, designers, and the lighting itself (installations, examples, and equipment). Lighting is a much broader issue that encompasses all kinds of illumination - small devices, portable lighting, automotive lighting, streetlights, etc. Further, even regarding interior lighting and illuminating buildings and other structures, there is often a distinction made between simply lighting something (i.e. without significant design considerations) and an architectural lighting design. - Wikidemon (talk) 17:13, 28 September 2009 (UTC)
I think you are right, but as you see no one has put in the work that is needed to get this article up to speed. If you feel strongly about the subject, I suggest that you start adding content. It is my experience that when the size and quality of an article increases so does the number of editors (a sort of avalanche/snowball effect). Architecture is not my field so ill not be of much help, but I do look in from time to time. Thanks--Thorseth (talk) 07:18, 29 September 2009 (UTC)
Aboslutely enough for a separate article. Don't re-merge. I've got some references, for example, on lighting structures for aircraft warning and markers for runways...there's a lot of art and science to describe. --Wtshymanski (talk) 15:40, 17 February 2010 (UTC)
I'm not expert on this issue, but I think having a separate article from the architectural point of view is necessary. --Wayiran (talk) 15:02, 13 March 2010 (UTC)
<outdent> No further commentary, time to move some text from Lighting and remove this tag. --Wtshymanski (talk) 19:05, 15 November 2010 (UTC)

sales-promoting illumination[edit]

Im not sure here is apropriate or if it deserves an own article, but in the last years we have seen sales promoting illumination become more popular, for example using a bright customized light source which will make for example fruit look fresher compared to in a normal light

pathetic stub[edit]

This article needs about ten times as much real content. - 01:15, 25 May 2007 (UTC)

Unfortunately the page is very much written from the point of view of an industry insider with an axe or two to grind. The history of architectural lighting is much richer than a list of professional bodies. I suggest this article desperately needs a history section, with references to professional bodies only where notable. Notable buildings and monuments are completely neglected. The list of professional bodies could be appended, if we really need to have it at all -- Headlessness 16:33, 14 August 2009 (UTC)
Have made some structural changes to the article that I hope will promote its encyclopedic development -- Headlessness 17:06, 14 August 2009 (UTC)
I agree with Headlessness but suggest merging with lighting until such time as there is enough content for a stand alone article.--Thorseth (talk) 10:01, 17 August 2009 (UTC)

Reflectance Table[edit]

  • Colors
70-80% White
70-80% Light cream
55-65% Light yellow
45-50% Light green
45-50% Pink
40-45% Sky-blue
40-45% Light grey
25-35% Beige
25-35% Yellow ocher
25-35% Light brown
25-35% Olive green
20-25% Orange
20-25% Vermilion red
20-25% Medium grey
10-15% Dark green
10-15% Dark blue
10-15% Dark red
10-15% Dark grey
  • Materials
95% Mirror
80% Plaster
65-75% White enamel
60-75% Glazed white tiles
60% Maple
60% Birch
40% Light oak
15-20% Dark oak
15-20% Dark walnut
15-40% Concrete
5-25% Red brick
2-10% Carbon-black
6-8% Clear glass
  • Lighting design
60-90% Ideal Ceilings
35-60% Ideal Walls
30-50% Ideal Countertops

- 01:15, 25 May 2007 (UTC)

Quality of Notable Lighting Designer List Questionable[edit]

I find it astonishing that names like Richard Kelly (lighting design), Howard Brandston, and Paul Marantz aren't mentioned at all in the notable lighting designers list. These were a few of the fathers of the profession. Your notable lighting designer list appears to be slightly biased with sporadic knowledge of the history of the field. An update is recommended. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Iamlucasking (talkcontribs) 15:17, 19 May 2009 (UTC)

I guess if these people don't have a wikipedia article, they are not listed here. If we make lists in articles like this we only list the people, who do have an Wikipedia article. These persons aren't always the most notable people in the field. So just start an article about them, and add them to the listing. -- Marcel Douwe Dekker (talk) 14:17, 15 June 2009 (UTC)
Richard Kelly (lighting designer) does have a Wikipedia page. I started it myself, and following some discussion it has been deemed of sufficient importance to stay up. As such, I've added him to this list. -- Headlessness 16:24, 14 August 2009 (UTC)
Personally I think that this list should comprise solely of people and not companies. Does anyone else have a view on this? -- Headlessness 17:10, 14 August 2009 (UTC)
I think a better question would be: Why are these notable? Convert the section to prose, describing the notable projects or honors that these people received, otherwise remove them. --Thorseth (talk) 22:34, 19 October 2009 (UTC)