May 22, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Academic Catalog 
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ARE 5151 - Design of Lighting Systems II

3 lecture hours 0 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
This course covers advanced design of building illumination systems. Students will look at lighting design techniques for buildings such as office lighting, hospitality lighting, museum lighting, lighting for senior and health care environments, and daylighting strategies. In addition, students will observe and practice lighting design techniques used in a variety of applications. Each student will select a lighting application for investigation, write a paper and present to the class on that topic. A lighting design problem will be posed for each student to provide a unique solution. Design considerations will include integration with architecture, daylighting, and controls. (prereq: ARE 3151) (quarter system prereq: AE 3622)
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Interpret the lighting design process for specialty building applications
  • Apply codes and standards to specialty lighting design
  • Understand and define the trends in lighting for buildings
  • Apply engineering principles to illuminating engineering problems
  • Select luminaires and other lighting hardware appropriate to an application
  • Design daylighting delivery systems for buildings and the associated controls
  • Devise and apply appropriate lighting control topologies based on the application and cost considerations

Prerequisites by Topic
  • Basic proficiency with Lighting Analysts’ software

Course Topics
  • Lighting design process
  • Solid state lighting sources
  • Color discrimination and TM-30
  • Lighting and health
  • Residential and hospitality lighting
  • Office lighting
  • Museum lighting
  • Lighting for seniors
  • Lighting for health care environments
  • Daylighting
  • Lighting controls
  • Lighting trends

Christine Brotz, P.E.

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