Why illumination engineering?

R. John Koshel

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Illumination engineering is a nascent field in the broader category of optical engineering. The what, where, when, and who leads us to why illumination engineering is now a field in demand. This introductory talk to this year's Nonimaging Optics and Efficient Illumination Systems IV conference touches briefly upon the former queries. It ends with a discussion of the monetary dynamics, especially commercial products, electricity costs, and forecasts for the future.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNonimaging Optics and Efficient Illumination Systems IV
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
EventNonimaging Optics and Efficient Illumination Systems IV - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 26 2007Aug 27 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


OtherNonimaging Optics and Efficient Illumination Systems IV
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA


  • Illumination
  • Nonimaging optics
  • Optical engineering and design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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