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Lighting Fundamentals

Course Number: 10481115
Credits: 3.00

Course Description

10-481-115 LIGHTING FUNDAMENTALS ...light sources, luminaries, lighting controls, manufacturer lamp and ballast specifications, lighting power density, lighting-HVAC interactions, retrofit opportunities, cost savings analysis and lighting codes/regulations. Students will critically evaluate lighting systems, luminaries and associated components. Understand and perform various types of lighting calculations. (Prerequisite: 10-481-114, Intro to Energy Management)

Course Typically Offered

  • Fall

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Course Competencies

  1. Examine the physics of lighting.
  2. Determine how light interacts with the human vision system.
  3. Explain how lighting fixtures work
  4. Identify different lighting sources.
  5. Apply lighting industry reference information to lighting systems.
  6. Perform preliminary lighting design analysis.
  7. Use light measurement tools to assess light levels.
  8. Perform lighting calculations.
  9. Recommend lighting control technologies and strategies.
  10. Recommend energy-saving strategies for lighting systems.
  11. Conduct a lighting audit.
  12. Write a lighting energy audit report.