Course code ETeh4056

Credit points 2

Lighting & Electric Technologies

Total Hours in Course80

Number of hours for lectures16

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes8

Number of hours for laboratory classes8

Independent study hours48

Date of course confirmation05.12.2016

Responsible UnitInstitute of Energetics

Course developer

author Enerģētikas institūts

Liene Kanceviča

Dr. sc. ing.

Prior knowledge

ETeh2019, Applied Electrical Engineering

Course abstract

Course of study includes information about parameters of optical radiation, electric lightning devices, as well as classification of necessary kind of lighting. Students are acquainted with types of the water heaters and heat pumps. Discussed about the basic of space ventilation as well as the classification of the ventilation system. Students performs the analyses of different sources of light, learn PC programs for lighting calculation.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

Knowledge: about types of electric lighting and basic concepts of it, about design of electric technology and operating principles of it – exam; Skills: choose a particular study and exploration of appropriate calculation methods, justifying the choice of the interpretation of the data results – test; to formulate and critically evaluate the basic issues of lighting and electrical technology projects study; define the results of the appropriate conclusions – exam; Competence: to do the electric lighting (for inside and outside) and electrical technology calculations and activities using a specially provided software, analyse the results – exam.

Course Content(Calendar)

1. Introduction. Basic concepts and units of light technology. Spectral distribution of optical radiation, its effect. 2 h
Test 1: Examination of the course material.
2. Electric light sources. Types of lamps, their use.
3. Principles of operation of lighting control devices, their classification.
4. Types of electrical lighting systems, their rational operation conditions.
5. Basic concepts of electro thermal. Creating a microclimate indoors.
6. Types of electric clarifiers. Heated wall and ceiling panels. Electric floor heating and floor heating. Heated floors in agriculture. Electrical heater characteristics. 2h
7. Equipment of the Infrared and ultraviolet rays. Equipment for irradiation of farm animals.
8. Flow water heaters. Accumulating water heaters.
9. Safety measures for the operation of electrothermal appliances and equipment. Grounding.
10. Inductive heating. Calculation of inductive heaters.
11. Application of electric filters for air purification from dust and microbes
12. Basic ventilation conditions. Classification and parameters of ventilation systems.
13. Use of magnetic field in agriculture.
Practical works:
Test 2: Exercises on the use of the acquired basic values in practice.
1. Methods of calculation of electric lighting.
2. Task solving using a light point method for general lighting. 2h
3. Problem solving using light calculation using light flow utilization factor method.
4. Determination and use of space index in practice.
Test 3: Problem solving using the methods of calculation of electric lighting. 2h
Laboratory works:
1. Detailed study of lighting calculation programs.
2. Introducing computer software for lighting planning and design.
3. Working with a computer program, learning it. Determination of L-type room luminaires and their location. Analysis of results. 2h
4. Detailed work with project, change of parameters, creation of own furniture. 2h
5. Investigation of the characteristics of the street lighting line. Calculation of the number of supports required for street lighting using a computer program.
Test 4: Problem solving using the acquired computer program.

Requirements for awarding credit points

Written exam.
Exam consists of:
Two questions of the theoretical part;
The task of the topics learned in the study course in practical works;
The task of the topics learned in the course of laboratory work;
The student is admitted to the examination only if all tests are counted.

Criteria for Evaluating Learning Outcomes

Evaluation of study results is based on the student's answers during the examination. It is also possible to get a maximum rating of 10 (excellent) if all the work is done on time, and the student has given the appropriate knowledge.

Compulsory reading

1. Ribickis L., Avotiņš A. Apgaismošanas tehnoloģijas. Rīga: RTU, 2007. 184 lpp. 2. Blumberga D., Krieviņš P., Veidenbergs I. Praktiskais ceļvedis apgaismes projektiem Latvijā. Rīga, 2004. 21 lpp. 3. Meļņikovs V. Apgaismes elektroiekārtas [tiešsaiste]. Profesionālās izglītības kompetences centrs "Rīgas Valsts tehnikums". Rīga, 2012. 221 lpp. [Skatīts 10.01.2017.]. Pieejams:

Further reading

1. Lechner N. Heating, cooling, lighting: sustainable design methods for architects. Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons, 2009. 698 p. 2. Blumberga A. Efektīva apgaisme. Mācību līdzeklis. Rīga: Apgāds Imanta Rīga, 2002. 120 lpp. 3. Raņķis I. Elektrotehnoloģiskās iekārtas: lekciju konspekts. Rīga: RTU Izdevniecība, 2007. 108 lpp.

Periodicals and other sources

1. Enerģija un Pasaule. ISSN 1407-5911.