Lighting Fundamentals

2018/2019

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The objective of this module is to introduce students to the basic photometric and colorimetric terms, quantities and relationships as well as the processes involved in the perception and appreciation of the luminous environment. The course will propose to master the link between subjective observation and the metrics behind. This covers: real scenes, indoor, outdoor, stage, automotive and virtual spaces.

 

Learning objectives

Knowledge

Students who complete the module will gain the following qualifications:

  • Ability to describe the basic photometry terms and fundamental laws
  • Ability to relate to the physiology of the human eye and visual perception
  • Ability to understand and describe light propagation and light interaction with matter
  • Ability to relate to the possibilities offered by materials with embedded nanoparticles or diffractive surfaces
  • Ability to describe the basic colorimetry systems
  • Understand the characteristics and performance of all light sources (including daylight)

The assignments will allow the student to demonstrate the achievement of this knowledge and apply this in practical and theoretical situations

Skills

Students who complete the module will gain the following qualifications

  • Ability to compute illuminances for various light sources (point and area light sources)
  • Ability to assess contribution of light reflexion on surfaces
  • Ability to measure luminous quantities with portable equipment
  • The ability to select the most appropriate light source for a given application
  • The ability to communicate results of measurements and calculations
  • Ability to apply objective methods of observation and analysis of lighting conditions based on a scientific approach to light

Competences

Students who complete the module will gain the following qualifications

  • Understanding of the basic photometric and colorimetric systems used in international standards
  • Understanding of the rational system of measurement of lighting qualities based on photometric and colorimetric calculations
  • Ability to understand and analyse various lighting patterns occurring in space

Type of instruction

Refer to the overview of instruction types listed in the start of chapter 3. The types of instruction for this course are decided in accordance with the current Joint Programme Regulations and directions are decided and given by the Study Board for Media Technology.

Exam

Exams

Name of examLighting Fundamentals
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
In accordance with the current Joint Programme Regulations and directions on examination from the Study Board for Media Technology:
Individual oral or written examination with internal censor. The assessment is performed with the7-point scale.
ECTS5
Permitted aids
With certain aids:
See semester description
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria for the evaluation are specified in the Joint Programme Regulations.

Facts about the module

Danish titleGrundlæggende viden om lys
Module codeMSNLIDM1173
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterAutumn
ECTS5
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Media Technology
FacultyTechnical Faculty of IT and Design