HS2005 Light and Humans 7.5 credits
Ljus och människa
Educational levelSecond cycle
Academic level (A-D)D
Subject areaBuilt Environment
Grade scaleA, B, C, D, E, FX, F
At present this course is not scheduled to be offered.
The aim is to ensure that the student possesses the required knowledge within the basics of light for human beings. Understanding of the physical and visual based fundamentals in light and lighting. Theoretical basis in architectural lighting design, including methods and tools for the lighting design process. Good knowledge of the character of light sources and their field of application. Skills in practical lighting distribution and understanding of the rules How different materials can be used and their effect on light distribution.
Course main content
Basis of light for humans related to visual, perceptual, biological, architectural and cultural requirements.
Theoretical basis in luminaire design including tools for the product design process.
The character of light sources and their field of application.
Materials and how they can be used and effect on light distribution.
Workbook presentation and reflections
In order to be eligible for this programme, a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Design or Engineering of at least 180 ECTS must be completed. The degree must contain at least 50 ECTS of Architecture and Design subjects.
M. Rea, Lighting Handbook, 9th ed, IESNA, NY, 2000 Peter R. Boyce, Human Factors in Lighting, 2nd ed., LRC, NY
- PRO1 - Project, 4.5 credits, grade scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
- SEM1 - Seminar, 3.0 credits, grade scale: P, F
Requirements for final grade
Projekt (PRO1; 4,5cr)
Seminarium (SEM1; 3cr)
Presence at mandatory lecturers and seminars
Worked out and passed laboratory experiments, tasks, exercises and projects
Passed workbook reporting lectures, the design process and personal reflections
Agneta Ejhed, firstname.lastname@example.org
Course plan valid from:
Examination information valid from: Autumn 08.