Lumen Awarded


A former co-worker just IM'ed me to let me know that a project I worked on has received two Lumen Awards for exemplary lighting/daylighting design. I am pretty psyched, since to date these are my first two Lumens in my 15 year career in lighting. Awards are stupid, until you win one. Yay! Looking back, it's interesting because this was the project that finally got me to get over the learning curve of Radiance, as the tools I had been using were simply not up to the job of simulating the daylight and electric lighting in this complex space. This project forced me to learn Radiance, made me jump back to the Apple Macintosh world (because of OSX's superior…

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Well, duh...


From "Advanced Global Illumination", first edition: The field of optics stayed mostly dormant during the dark ages... Like, duh. In all seriousness, this looks like a great textbook on some of the theory behind the software I use every day to do my lighting simulations (I managed to score a used copy through Amazon.com for less than half the list price recently, and it arrived today). All the squiggly lines and Greek characters are a little intimidating, but I generally can get the gist of what the authors are trying to say about light transport through them, even if I did fail Algebra II.…

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