chapter  4
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Lamps

The whole of interior lighting design revolves around the lamp, and development and competition within the industry have resulted in an enormous range of lamps now being available to lighting designers. The proliferation of lamp types is a mixed blessing because lamp development can often make an existing installation obsolete both in appearance and efficiency before its time. However, a surfeit of choice is not to be scorned. It means that the lighting designer must appreciate the range of lamps available and keep up to date on new developments.