Design of Energy Efficient Lighting Systems

Duration: 2 days – 14 hours

It is well established that people need light for life and for carrying out visual tasks at the workplace, home, and places for leisure. The light for this visual activity can be natural (daylight), and artificial (electric) light sources. Electric lighting needs to be provided energy efficiently by having: a. The right lighting criteria. b. The right lighting scheme is installed and operated by the appropriate system consisting of lamps, ballast, luminaries, and controls.


Learning Objectives:

  • Select the design-maintained illuminance and color rendering index required for the tasks, or interior, in accordance with the lighting codes.
  • Consider the amount of daylight that may be used to minimize running costs.
  • Select the preferred type of lighting system.
  • Select the most appropriate controls to ensure that lighting is reduced or switched off when not required.
  • Select the most efficient lamp, ballast, and luminaire that also meets the optical, control, and design requirements.
  • Calculate the installed power density and check that it comes within the recommended range.