MS12Fundamentals of photometry for lighting

Level: Basic

Senior technicians or engineers wishing to initiate themselves to photometry for lighting


Basic trigonometry and geometrical optics notions. <br />Basic knowledge on statistics (average, standard deviation etc)

Language of the training: English
Maximum capacity: 5
Price: 1720 € HT -
Duration: 5 days

Being able to describe and analyse the photometry of optical lighting system

Being able to master photometric measurement equipment

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Fundamentals of photometry for lighting
Addressed topics

• photometric quantities
• Non imaging optics (Radio-photometry and colorimetry)
• existing systems (condenser, prism, reflector, waveguide etc)
• photometric performances of an optical system
• principles of colorimetry to study an optical system and predict its performances
Optical table and photometric measurements
• photometric measurement instruments
• Detectors (thermal, photonics), photodiode, spectrometer, spectro-colorimeter, integrating sphere, illuminance and luminance measurement equipments
• measurement technics
• Photometric measurement technics (flux, illuminance, luminance etc)
• performances and limitations of a photometric measurement
• precision, accuracy and reliability of a measurement
• Comparison of theoretical and experimental results
Principles of ocular safety

The program

Basics of photometry
• Photometric quantities (flux, illuminance, intensity, luminance) and their relations
• Non-imaging systems radio-photometry (Description of existing systems, Photometric performances)
 Basics of colorimetry
• Definition of basic relations
• Colorimetric performances
Implementation of colorimetric and photometric measurement technics
• Measurement tools description
• Measurement limitations (Precision, accuracy, reliability)
• Ocular and lab safety
Lab work
• Visual luminance and intensity measurement
• Calibration of a visual photodetector, accuracy and precision
• Pupil and etendue
• Using luminance and spectroluminance measurement tools
• Lighting lamps performances
• Characterization of a standard source and an integrating sphere

Methodology and assessment

Courses and tutorials
Lab work

Next session: date to be defined

  • September 24, 2018 to September 28, 2018 MS12 | Fundamentals of photometry for lighting Palaiseau
Pedagogical manager(s):
  • Julien Moreau - Professor at Institut d'Optique

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