NRG 233 Lighting Applications


Campus Location:
Georgetown, Dover, Stanton
Effective Date:
2018-51
Prerequisite:
PHY 120, MAT 153, NRG 101
Co-Requisites:

none

Course Credits and Hours:
4.00 credits
3.00 lecture hours/week
2.00 lab hours/week
Course Description:

This course examines fundamental lighting concepts and their use and application within the built environment. Students identify and evaluate the various quantitative and qualitative characteristics of light sources and luminaires, and perform various types of illuminance calculations. Students develop lighting audits with potential energy conservation methods from various lighting measures.

Required Text(s):

Obtain current textbook information by viewing the campus bookstore online or visit a campus bookstore. Check your course schedule for the course number and section.

Additional Materials:

Scientific calculator (preferably TI-83+ or TI-84+), Notebook

Schedule Type:
Classroom Course
Disclaimer:

None

Core Course Performance Objectives (CCPOs):
  1. Engage in professional behavior. (CCC 1, 3, 4, 5)
  2. Define the terminology used in the lighting industry. (CCC 1, 4, 5; PGC SOL 1, BAS 1, NRG 1)
  3. Explain the basic concepts of lighting, vision, and color. (CCC 1, 4, 5; PGC SOL 1, BAS 1, NRG 1)
  4. Explain the basic operation and performance characteristics of electric light sources. (CCC 2, 5, 6; PGC SOL 1, BAS 1, NRG 1)
  5. Identify and evaluate the various characteristics and components of luminaries. (CCC 5, 6; PGC SOL 1, BAS 1, NRG 1)
  6. Differentiate basic lighting control strategies. (CCC 2, 5, 6; PGC SOL 1, BAS 1, NRG 1)
  7. Apply accepted methods for assessing illumination levels and lighting quality metrics. (CCC 2, 5, 6; PGC SOL 1, BAS 1, 3, NRG 1, 5)
  8. Discuss appropriate lighting for interiors and exteriors. (CCC 4; PGC SOL 1, BAS 1, NRG 1)
  9. Evaluate and document existing lighting systems, lighting controls, illumination levels, and lighting quality characteristics. (CCC 1, 5; PGC SOL 1, BAS 1, 3, NRG 1, 5)
  10. Evaluate multiple retrofit or replacement opportunities for lighting energy efficiency, lighting control systems, and lighting quality improvements. (CCC 2, 4, 5, 6; PGC SOL 1, 2, BAS 1, 3, NRG 1, 3, 5, 7)
  11. Develop schematic retrofit design reports with various energy efficient and effective luminous measures. (CCC 1, 3, 4, 6; PGC SOL 1, 4, BAS 1, 3, 4, NRG 1, 3, 5, 6, 7)

See Core Curriculum Competencies and Program Graduate Competencies at the end of the syllabus. CCPOs are linked to every competency they develop.

Measurable Performance Objectives (MPOs):

Upon completion of this course, the student will:

  1. Engage in professional behavior.
    1. Demonstrate punctuality when attending class, participating in off-site projects, and submitting assignments.
    2. Communicate using industry-appropriate language during presentations, reports, and homework.
    3. Demonstrate appropriate professional behavior when working with others.
  2. Define the terminology that is used in the lighting industry.
    1. Define basic lighting terminology.
    2. Examine the history of light and lighting with special emphasis on technology and energy efficiency.
  3. Explain the basic concepts of lighting, vision, and color.
    1. Explain the relationships among light, vision, and color.
    2. Differentiate between the aesthetic and functional aspects of lighting.
    3. Discuss the components of electric light sources
  4. Explain the basic operation and performance characteristics of electric light sources.
    1. Identify and evaluate the various quantitative and qualitative characteristics of light sources.
    2. Discuss the application of commonly used light sources.
    3. Explain how ballasted light sources operate as a system.
  5. Identify and evaluate the various characteristics and components of luminaries.
    1. Recognize the various types of luminaires by mounting type, light source, and application.
    2. Explain how luminaires control light.
    3. Recognize the differences between luminance and luminous intensity.
  6. Differentiate basic lighting control strategies.
    1. Discuss the various types of lighting controls, their operation, and impact on the building energy consumption.
    2. Explain the factors that influence the basic selection of control techniques.
  7. Apply accepted methods for assessing illumination levels and lighting quality metrics.
    1. Extract relevant information from photometric reports in luminaire manufacturer catalogs.
    2. Calculate appropriate lighting levels (photometry).
    3. Use the lumen method to calculate average illuminance and illumination at a point.
  8. Discuss appropriate lighting for interiors and exteriors.
    1. Explain processes and procedures involved in designing lighting for residential and commercial spaces.
    2. Recognize the challenges involved in designing lighting for exteriors, including glare, light trespass, safety, and security.
    3. Discuss the subjective aspects of lighting for interior and exterior spaces.
  9. Evaluate and document existing lighting systems, lighting controls, illumination levels, and lighting quality characteristics.
    1. Determine existing luminaires and lighting levels.
    2. Verify electrical conditions to include voltage, branch circuit number, and ampacity.
    3. Evaluate intended purpose of existing light systems.
    4. Classify lighting maintenance procedures.
    5. Calculate lighting energy use taking into account lighting system controls and other pertinent factors.
  10. Evaluate multiple retrofit or replacement opportunities for lighting energy efficiency, lighting control systems, and lighting quality improvements.
    1. Develop preliminary retrofit design concepts.
    2. Identify, evaluate, and select lighting techniques and control systems.
    3. Review and compare luminaire cut sheets and fixture components, and identify more efficient equipment.
    4. Perform preliminary cost estimates.
  11. Develop schematic retrofit design reports with recommended energy efficient and effective luminous measures.
    1. Compare design concepts with detailed technical analyses.
    2. Construct a lighting model with computer software and photometric data to determine average illuminance and illuminance at multiple pointes throughout the room.
    3. Finalize lighting techniques (e.g., direct and indirect), and select equipment (e.g., lamp, ballast, or luminaire) and control systems.
    4. Perform energy savings and simple payback analysis of a lighting retrofit.
    5. Prepare a design report, and present recommendations.
Evaluation Criteria/Policies:

Students must demonstrate proficiency on all CCPOs at a minimal 75 percent level to successfully complete the course. The grade will be determined using the Delaware Tech grading system:

92 100 = A
83 91 = B
75 82 = C
0 74 = F

Students should refer to the Student Handbook for information on the Academic Standing Policy, the Academic Integrity Policy, Student Rights and Responsibilities, and other policies relevant to their academic progress.

 
Core Curriculum Competencies (CCCs are the competencies every graduate will develop):
  1. Apply clear and effective communication skills.
  2. Use critical thinking to solve problems.
  3. Collaborate to achieve a common goal.
  4. Demonstrate professional and ethical conduct.
  5. Use information literacy for effective vocational and/or academic research.
  6. Apply quantitative reasoning and/or scientific inquiry to solve practical problems.
Program Graduate Competencies (PGCs are the competencies every graduate will develop specific to his or her major):

Building Automation Systems

  1. Utilize building system and energy technology hardware and software to gather data on building lighting systems operation and energy consumption.
  2. Utilize building system and energy technology hardware and software to gather data on heating.
  3. Evaluate commercial buildings and make recommendations for optimized building performance and occupant comfort.
  4. Prepare and present technical reports.
  5. Assemble, install, service, and repair direct digital controls (DDC) for building electrical and mechanical systems.
  6. Program and explain operational sequences for building equipment and systems.
  7. Integrate and commission building systems and components to ensure reliable performance and compliance with building codes.

Energy Management

  1. Utilize building system and energy technology hardware and software to gather data on building lighting systems operation and energy consumption.
  2. Utilize building system and energy technology hardware and software to gather data on heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems operation and energy consumption.
  3. Calculate, analyze, and verify the energy use of buildings based upon the interaction of energy consuming building systems.
  4. Evaluate residential buildings and make recommendations for optimized building performance and occupant comfort.
  5. Evaluate commercial buildings and make recommendations for optimized building performance and occupant comfort.
  6. Prepare and present technical reports.
  7. Analyze the economic, environmental, and business implications of potential energy measures.

Renewable Energy Solar

  1. Utilize building system and energy technology hardware and software to gather data on building lighting systems operation and energy consumption.
  2. Utilize building system and energy technology hardware and software to gather data on heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems operation and energy consumption.
  3. Evaluate commercial buildings and make recommendations for optimized building performance and occupant comfort.
  4. Prepare and present technical reports.
  5. Analyze the economic, environmental, and business implications of potential energy measures.
  6. Perform preliminary and in depth site and customer suitability evaluation of potential applications for solar use.
  7. Design and calculate the output of an optimal site-specific array by deriving panel configuration and specifying components.

 

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