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IN02122565, A.A. 2019/20

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Degree course Second cycle degree in
IN1979, Degree course structure A.Y. 2014/15, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination LIGHT ENGINEERING AND PHOTOMETRY
Department of reference Department of Industrial Engineering
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Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
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Teacher in charge PIETRO FIORENTIN ING-INF/07

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses ING-INF/07 Electric and Electronic Measurement Systems 6.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Start of activities 02/03/2020
End of activities 12/06/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2014 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
6 A.A. 2019/2020 01/10/2019 30/11/2020 FIORENTIN PIETRO (Presidente)
GOBBO RENATO (Membro Effettivo)
5 A.A. 2018/19 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 FIORENTIN PIETRO (Presidente)
GOBBO RENATO (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: The study of this subject requires the knowledge of the fundamental concepts of the electric theory (electric circuits and electromagnetism).
Target skills and knowledge: The course provides the basics of the preliminary design of lighting systems using particular attention to the methodologies, techniques and instrumentation used in the process of testing the performance of the systems themselves. The knowledge gained is the basis of a lighting design careful to the energy saving, the increase of road safety, the creation of environments for work or leisure as comfortable as possible, the creation of conditions that will enable the best fruition of artwork, ensuring their better preservation.
Examination methods: The exam consists of a test on the theoretical part of the program and a laboratory test about numerical computations. The use of any course material is not allowed. The two tests are in written form. The two tests are proposed on the same date and are judged by separate votes, which will be added (when both sufficient) to determine the final result.
In the case of negative evaluation of one of the two tests, it is admitted to keep the positive result and deal with the other part of the exam on a subsequent date.
Assessment criteria: The theoretical part of the exam deals includes an open-ended question, and exercises on photometric calculation. Its evaluation is obtained as sum of the point reached for each question.
The test dealing with numerical computations requires to design/check a lighting system likewise it was done during the teaching period.
The theoretical part allows to reach a maximum score of 25/30, the laboratory part allows to reach a score of 6/30 maximum.
Course unit contents: Photometry. Description of the phenomenon of human vision : a description of the phenomena related to light and in particular, to its perception. Definitions of the photometric and radiometric fundamental principles and quantities and description of their behaviour.
Light and Matter : Interaction with matter. Reflection coefficient and coefficient of luminance .
Colorimetry : Methods of classification of colour according to colour spaces .
Instrumentation: Description of the measurement of photometric , radiometric and colorimetric quantities.
Light sources: Illustration of the main types and current lighting technologies from the photometric and electric points of view. Presentation of the fundamental properties of luminaires : directionality of the light emission , cumulative emission. Descriptions of the methodologies, the instrumentation, the measurement systems and the standard requirements relating to the measuring of light sources (lamps and luminaires).
Interior lighting : Major standard requirements , simple examples of design of lighting systems and of methods for the performance assessment. Museum environment: fruibility of the works of art and the effect that light has on their degradation.
Street Lighting : the concept of visibility on the road and a model of vision used in the standards. Current stendard requirements and possible developments (criterion of luminance and the "small target visibility" approach). Examples of project. Systems and methods for performance assessment .
Laboratory demonstrations : Presentation of the main photometric and radiometric instrumentation and the different related measurement methods, highlighting limitations and application areas .
Exercises in the computer laboratory : Use of codes for lighting calculation devoted to the design and verification of lighting systems for interiors and exteriors.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The course is delivered through lectures of the professor both for theoretical lessons and exercises, and for the activities in the numerical calculation laboratory.
Additional notes about suggested reading: G. Moncada Lo Giudice, Lieto Vollaro, Illuminotecnica, CEA
Lecture notes from the lectures.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • L. Fellin, G. Forcolini, P. Palladino, Manuale di illuminotecnica. --: Tecniche Nuove, --. Cerca nel catalogo
  • P. Palladino, Manuale d’Illuminazione. --: Tecniche Nuove, --. Cerca nel catalogo
  • G. Moncada Lo Giudice, Lieto Vollaro, Illuminotecnica. --: CEA, --. Cerca nel catalogo
  • C.DeCusatis, Handbook of Applied Photometry. --: Aip-Press S, --. Cerca nel catalogo
  • M. Bonomo, Teoria e tecnica dell’illuminazione d’interni. --: Clup, --. Cerca nel catalogo
  • P. Palladino, Lezioni di illuminotecnica. --: Tecniche Nuove, --. Cerca nel catalogo
  • G. Wyszecki, W.S. Stiles, , Color Science. --: John Wiley and Sons, --. Cerca nel catalogo

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