IELEA2501 - Light and Lighting


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours D

Course content

Radiometric notions and units, the human eye and radiation, photometric notions and units, the photometric laws, the eye and factors for sight, energy converting to light, colour, luminaires, quality criteria, lighting calculations, lighting systems, photometric measurements, road and tunnel lighting, daylighting.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: After completing this course the candidate: - shall know the photometric terms, the connection between physical and photometric terms, and the basic photometric laws - shall be able to give an account of the operation of the human eye - understand the behavior and characteristics of relevant light sources, and know their applications - shall know relevant requirements and design criteria for interior and exterior lighting systems - shall know the influence of daylight to the lighting in buildings Skills: After completing this course the candidate shall be able to: - design lighting systems - make lighting calculations by the utilization factor method and the point method - design reflectors based on desired light distributions - use instruments and equipment in the laboratory

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, partly based on video. Exercises. Half of the assignments must be accepted. Laboratory work, mandatory. A project work must be accepted.

Compulsory assignments

  • Assignments
  • Laboratory assignments
  • Project work

Further on evaluation

If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may change from written to oral. Permitted examination aids, support material code D: No printed or hand-written support material is allowed. A specific basic calculator is allowed. In addition, calculator Casio fx-991EX is allowed.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Electrical Engineering (BIELEKTRO)
Engineering - Power Electronics (006EK)

Course materials

Hans-Henrik Bjørset, Eilif H. Hansen: Lysteknikk (last edition). In Norwegian.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  10.0 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Ålesund , Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Electrical Power Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Electric Power Engineering


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 D 2021-11-30 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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