This book in its various revisions has formed the basic text book for teaching lighting in the UK. It is a somewhat dry and information packed small volume. It contains a lot of useful basic information however has no commentary on the process of design other than the resolution of the engineering issues. It is a must have in the office kind of reference book but not a good bedtime read unless you are insomniac!
An excellent book for the price. Unsurprisingly its core text used in electrical engineering courses. The student exercise activities are a good inclusion and the book as a whole serves a good primer for those starting out in lighting design.