Lighting Engineering

Subject description

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

The subject is taught in programs

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.

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures, exercises, guided project work. Part of the pedagogical process will be carried out with the help of ICT technologies and the opportunities they offer.

Expected study results

After successful completion of the course, students should be able to:

– describe the requirements for lighting in standardization;

– distinguish between different light sources and luminaires;

– use software tools for lighting design;

– carry out the calculations in lighting design;

– independently plan interior and road lighting;

– carry out measurements of lighting installations and

– assess the adequacy of lighting by means of measurement results.

Basic sources and literature

  1. BIZJAK, Grega, KOBAV, Matej Bernard, PRELOVŠEK, Mitja. Razsvetljava: učbenik. izd. Ljubljana: Založba FE in FRI, 2013.
  2. BECKERS, Benoit (ur.). Solar energy at urban scale. London: ISTE; Hoboken: Wiley, cop. 201
  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

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