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BOC 104 – Efficient Lighting Fundamentals

Credits: 1
Lecture: 5 hrs
Project: 3 hrs
Group Exercises: 2 hrs
Total: 10 hrs

Prerequisites: BOC 101, (or equivalent), and preferably BOC 102.

Learning Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

Texts: STUDENT HANDBOOK: BOC 104 – Efficient Lighting Fundamentals, and class handouts

Special Equipment for Instructors: Light meter


Written Test 50%
Project 50%

BOC 104 – Efficient Lighting Fundamentals: Course Outline

I. Fundamentals of light and lighting

a. Light as radiant energy
b. Key terms

i. Lumens
ii. Footcandles
iii. Diffuse reflection
iv. Specular reflection

c. Recommended light levels

ii. Maintaining light levels

II. Lighting Technologies

a. Lamps

i. Types
ii. characteristics

1. Lumens per watt
2. Average rated life
3. Color temperature

iii. Incandescent lamps
iv. Halogen lamps
v. Fluorescent lamps
vi. HID lamps
vii. Metal halide lamps
viii. HPS lamps
ix. Induction lamps

b. Ballasts

i. Types
ii. Ballast factor

c. Lighting fixtures

III. Lighting controls

a. Control strategies
b. Bi-level switching
c. Occupancy sensors
d. Scheduling

IV. Lighting management

a. Maintenance

i. Initial light level
ii. Depreciation
iii. Maintained light level

b. Re-lamping
c. Fixture and surface cleaning
d. Troubleshooting
e. Retrofits

V. Outdoor Lighting

VI. Lighting regulations and disposal

VII. Lighting surveys and audits

a. Lighting power density calculations
b. Audit tools


Updated 1-21-2011