Electrical Lighting

Learning Outcomes

  1. Define physical basics of light.
  2. Define physical and light radiation related quantities and units.
  3. Describe principle of working of: incandescent lamp, fluorescent Lamp, LED/OLED and new technologies.
  4. Describe construction properties of indoor and outdoor luminaries.
  5. Define basic methods and standards for designing lighting.
  6. Present and describe examples of lighting design.
  7. Define costs of lighting system ownership (TCO) and ways of accruing savings.
  8. Define legal framework and environmental protection.
  9. Describe how to work in software tools for calculation and simulation of lighting in space.

Forms of Teaching



Independent assignments

Work with mentor

Week by Week Schedule

  1. Light and Electromagnetic Radiation; Defining Light; The “Visible” Spectrum.
  2. Basic Radiometric and Photometric Quantities; Basic Radiometric and Photometric Measurement; Lambertian Emission and Reflection - The Inverse Square Law, Lambert’s Cosine Law.
  3. Incandescent Lamps; Discharge Lamps.
  4. LEDs (Light-Emitting Diodes) and OLEDs (organic LEDs).
  5. Electric Lamp Designs; Lamp Efficacies.
  6. Photometric Lamp Characteristc; Electrical ballast (resistive, reactive and electronic), starters and other devices.
  7. Methods for Calculation Photometric Quantities.
  8. Midterm exam.
  9. Lighting Design Criteria; Energy Considerations.
  10. Methods for Calculation Photometric Quantities; Reflection in Exterior Lighting Design.
  11. Smart lighting design; Passive solar lighting design (daylighting).
  12. Lighting Design Criteria; Efficiency and economics of lighting.
  13. Light planning; Energy evaluation.
  14. Ray tracing and photometric lighting calculation.
  15. Final exam.

Study Programmes

University undergraduate
Computing (study)
Elective Courses (5. semester)
Electrical Engineering and Information Technology (study)
Elective Courses (5. semester)
University graduate
Electrical Power Engineering (profile)
Recommended elective courses (3. semester)


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ID 183446
  Winter semester
L3 English Level
L2 e-Learning
30 Lectures
0 Exercises
13 Laboratory exercises
0 Project laboratory