Evidence-based Lighting Design

2018/2019

Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module adds to the knowledge obtained in the 1st semester

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The objective of this module is to provide students with evidence concerning the relationship between causes and effects of lighting, particularly in relation to the way we perceive our luminous environment and the possible physiological effects of light.

The facts that will be presented are obtained through scientific testing protocols, and the robustness of the scientific literature will be discussed. The results will be used to improve lighting designs and to identify possible risks attached to lighting schemes.

References will be provided and the students will be required to verify the validity of the information, which will relate to any context of lighting design. Light source and luminaire specification claims will be verified by the students themselves on product level as well as application level.

Learning objectives

Knowledge

Students who complete this module will obtain the following qualifications:

  • Understanding on the characteristics of the human visual system
  • Understanding on vision of the elderly and the visually impaired
  • Will be able to analyse perceived lighting quality
  • Understanding on lights effect on circadian rhythms
  • Understand health risks affiliated with lighting
  • Understanding on optimal lighting for plants

 

Skills

Students who complete this module will obtain the following qualifications:

  • Ability to assess the performance of a given lighting scheme, based on scientific evidence
  • Ability to analyse a lighting scheme using the appropriate metric, going beyond state of the art
  • Ability to read and understand scientific material related to evidence based lighting issues.
  • Ability to understand existing standards (IEC, CIE, WMO, etc.)

Competences

  • Students who complete this module will obtain the following qualifications
  • Ability to create lighting schemes which comply with various constraints issued from scientific research and evidence based requirements for specific applications
  • Ability to create sound solutions, and create innovative lighting schemes
  • Ability to analyse and evaluate on lighting solutions based on up to date knowledge from the scientific literature

Type of instruction

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 the 7 point scale



Exam

Exams

Name of examEvidence-based Lighting Design
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 the 7 point scale.
ECTS5
Permitted aids
With certain aids, see list below
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 titleEvidens baseret Lysdesign
Module codeMSNLIDM2172
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterSpring
ECTS5
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Media Technology
FacultyTechnical Faculty of IT and Design
SchoolSchool of Information and Communication Technology