Interior lighting is something which directly and indirectly affects your design ideas and provides you with balanced designing if used and utilized properly. Not only natural lighting but also artificial lighting or illumination plays a vital role to change the effects of design and decors in a dramatic and practical manner. Illuminate the rooms, spaces, place in such a manner that it gives a pleasure to be in. There are so many light fixtures to be used to get the desired amount of illumination for your interiors. Interior lighting not only provides light to work and need but it also adds on the visual effects to decors and design of the place accordingly.
Rooms should be well illuminated to accommodate the user’s needs. Always keep in mind to give good space and placement to all the lighting fixtures like ambient light, accent light, task light, chandeliers, spot light, halogens , fluorescent, incandescent, tungsten, aesthetic light fixtures etc. These lights are divided into two categories; one is to create aesthetic illumination to bring more of the dramatic and impressive visual effects and secondly for the general illumination requirements in each and every room, corner and space of the interiors and exteriors.
For general and good lighting one must use and place fluorescent, incandescent, halogen or CFL. Other kind of lights fixtures are basically used to get the aesthetic feel and give your room designs, ceiling designs, floor designs and stair designs a complete effect and visual impressions. A balancing act is important in all rooms when it comes to bring together the discipline of general illumination and aesthetic illumination. An evenly lit room will become boring rather quickly. It will also tend to fatigue the user, particularly if repetitious tasks are being performed. Some of the up lights, down lights and wall washer’s work well together. They make a good team in almost any room and if dimmers are added they can perform well in any atmosphere.
How You Learn
The following modules are included in this course:-
Photometry and Colorimetry
Measurements of light based only on physical properties are of limited use to the lighting designer. Instead, the tools to measure and communicate the characteristics of light sources and illumination consider the impact of the physical attributes of light on the human visual system. This unit covers the photometric measures related to the quantity of light and illumination and the colorimetric systems used to characterize the colour of lights and objects. The calculation methods underlying these measures are included, with an emphasis on useful simulation techniques. The derivations, meanings, proper applications, and limitations of these measurements systems are discussed. An overview of physical instruments for photometric and colorimetric measurements is included. Students learn to apply knowledge of photometry and colorimetry to evaluate lighting products.
Light and Vision
In lighting design, the primary function of light is to facilitate visual perception of the illuminated scene. User-centered lighting design requires a thorough understanding of the biological link between light and vision. In this unit, students learn the fundamentals of the human visual system and the physical properties of light that impact perception. Specific topics includes an overview of visual anatomy, the behaviour of the photoreceptors, and post-receptoral processing that leads to colour perception. The spectral, spatial, and temporal characteristics of visual processing are also covered. Important visual phenomena, such as chromatic adaptation and contrast sensitivity, are discussed. The link between fundamental knowledge of the human visual system and the practical application of lighting design is emphasized.
Introduction to Architectural Science
This unit aims to explore the scientific concepts of heat, light and sound, and from this develops foundational principles and methods applicable to buildings. It is divided into five topics: climate and resources: thermal environment: building services: lighting; and acoustics. Students will gain an understanding of the terminology, physical values and metrics in each of these topics, and how they apply to the design and function of buildings. Theoretical models to predict key physical values in buildings are presented and used in assessments. Learning is supported by measurement exercises. This unit has a focused pedagogy intended for all graduate students in Architectural Science. It is a common core unit for all of the programs (Audio and Acoustics, High Performance Buildings, Illumination Design and Sustainable Design). Students within these programs should undertake this unit in their first semester of study if possible.
Lighting Design Software
Modern lighting design practice requires the use of computer software to create design plans that can be easily modified, shared, and presented to clients. In this unit, students learn the basic operation of popular lighting design software packages, with particular emphasis on AGi32. This unit discusses the advantages and limitations of different calculation models used within lighting software. The fundamentals of rendering, importing and exporting data, selecting calculation modes, interpreting outputs, and complying with lighting design standards are included. Students gain hands-on experience modelling the effects of different lighting technologies within various architectural spaces. The use of lighting design software as a tool in the design process, rather than a replacement for it, is emphasized.
This unit covers the technologies employed in generating, distributing, and controlling light in illuminated environments. Students learn the advantages and disadvantages of different hardware options for various lighting applications. A brief history of lighting technologies and the physical processes involved with electrically generating light are included in this unit. Practical characteristics of currently popular lamp types, as well as emerging lighting technologies, are presented. The effects of integral luminaries and other light fittings on the resulting illumination are covered, as are the electrical requirements of different lighting technologies. This unit also includes calculation techniques for predicting the illumination in spaces from lighting products. The selection, operation, and implications of lighting control options are discussed. The underlying principles and practical consequences of the different characteristics of various lighting technologies are emphasized to enable students to independently evaluate future innovations in lighting technologies.
Subjective Analysis in lighting Design
Lighting to a high aesthetic standard under pre-determined constraints requires an understanding of visual perception, quality of light, form and modeling, human sensitivity to a wide range of lighting environments, and a balanced approach involving critical reasoning and subjective analysis. This unit will be valuable for those interested in the lighting of architectural forms, objects and environments that demand a high level of aesthetic sensitivity. It will not only draw on learning outcomes from other illumination design units, but also be open to related disciplines with the aim of extending acquired skills beyond the confines of traditional lighting practices. Students will gain a broadened ability to interpret and respond to a wide range of illumination applications.
What You Learn
This program offers strong technical education in human visual perception, methods for quantifying light, lighting technologies and sustainability. Using biology and physics, the coursework gives you a deep appreciation of the ways that light shapes the human experience of the built environment. This is complemented by practical curriculum to prepare students for a career in the lighting industry.
Duration of the Course: 3 months
Interested candidates must have appeared/passed the CBSE/ISCE/ISC/Regional Board (or any other equivalent board) 10+2 examination in any discipline. Candidates who have recently appeared for the examination and are awaiting their results may also apply.
We, at EXIN follow the following evaluation procedures for admission to its various courses. Candidates have to undergo:
The admission procedure to various courses at EXIN follows the method of:
1. An admission test.
2. An all-inclusive interview.