Higher education teachers: Bizjak Grega
Credits: 6
Semester: winter
Subject code: 64254

Subject description


  • Inscription in 1. year


The course concentrates on humans and their needs for light. With the help of selected chapters it shows the effects of light on humans and how we can use these effects in connection with lighting and modern light sources to improve our lives. Today lighting should not only enable our vision but should also stimulate our entire organism. Beside that lighting should be energy-efficient and have minimal negative impacts on our environment.

Content is divided in the following sections:

  • Visual effects of light
  • Non-visual effects of light
  • Basic physics of light
  • Light and colour
  • Photometry
  • Light sources
  • Luminaires
  • Lighting with artificial light
  • Daylight
  • Lighting design
  • Quality of road lighting
  • Planning of Road Lighting

Objectives and competences

The course aims to acquaint you with the state of the art in lighting. You will learn how important lighting is for humans and how lighting can be used to improve working and living conditions but also what problems are connected with artificial lighting. We will introduce you to the methods for lighting planning and show you how to use appropriate tools in the planning process.

Intended learning outcomes

Lighting engineering course will give you up to date information about lighting technique including modern light sources and control systems. Using the gained knowledge you will be able to design lighting for different indoor and outdoor environments. You will also learn how to make all necessary calculations needed for the evaluation of lighting plan according to international standards and recommendations. With help of practical work - lighting planning you will master planning tools and so be ready to start your light design career.

Learning and teaching methods:

  • lectures,
  • exercises,
  • guided project work.

Study materials

  1. BIZJAK, Grega, KOBAV, Matej Bernard, PRELOVŠEK, Mitja. Razsvetljava: učbenik. 1. izd. Ljubljana: Založba FE in FRI, 2013.
  2. BECKERS, Benoit (ur.). Solar energy at urban scale. London: ISTE; Hoboken: Wiley, cop. 2012.
  3. LENK, Ron, LENK, Carol. Practical Lighting Design with LED, IEEE Press, 2011
  4. VALBERG, Arne. Light Vision Color, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 2005
  5. ANDER, Gregg D. Daylighting Performance and Design, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 2003
  6. The IESNA Lighting handbook: reference and application, New York : Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, cop. 2011 ali 2000
  7. Fördergemeinschaft Gutes Licht - knjižice o razsvetljavi 200X

Study in which the course is carried out

  • 1 year - 2nd cycle - Electrical Engineering - Electronics
  • 1 year - 2nd cycle - Electrical Engineering - Electrical Power Engineering
  • 1 year - 2nd cycle - Electrical Engineering - Biomedical Engineering
  • 1 year - 2nd cycle - Electrical Engineering - Control Systems and Computer Engineering
  • 1 year - 2nd cycle - Electrical Engineering - Mechatronics
  • 1 year - 2nd cycle - Electrical Engineering - Robotics
  • 1 year - 2nd cycle - Electrical Engineering - Information and Communication Technologies
  • 1 year - 2nd cycle - Advanced Power Systems