410-4127/02 – Lighting in Automotive (OSAU)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Electrical Power EngineeringCredits6
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Tomáš Novák, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Tomáš Novák, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementOptional
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2022/2023Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFEIIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
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Full-time Graded credit 2+2

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

It is a superstructure course that develops students' knowledge of lighting technology in the field of automotive lighting. The course dominantly addresses the link between safety in the night traffic area and the radiation of cars at night in urban areas of cities and municipalities. The course will of course describe other lighting systems that are found in cars, their purpose and the link to the visibility of obstacles, the car itself, controls equipments, etc.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations
Experimental work in labs


The theoretical part of the course deals with the application of modern light sources in cars. Emphasis is placed on explaining the principles and requirements of partial lighting systems. The requirements for car lighting and traffic lighting will be linked. The practical part of the course will focus on modeling the lighting parameters of low beam lamps and laboratory measurements of automotive lighting according to standards and requirements of the automotive industry.

Compulsory literature:

Basics of interior lighting systems design - Tomáš Novák,Barbara Helštýnová, Karel Sokanský, Ostrava 2014

Recommended literature:

Regulation No 48 of the Economic Commission for Europe of the United Nations (UNECE) — Uniform provisions concerning the approval of vehicles with regard to the installation of lighting and light-signalling devices

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

- elaboration and submission of 4 measurement protocols - elaboration and submission of 2 projects - elaboration of a credit test


Other requirements

There are not defined other requirements for student.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Lectures: - Terminology of lighting in automotive - Front lighting - low beam - Front lighting - high beam - Front lighting - daytime - Side lighting - Rear lighting - Safety in the night traffic area - Luminance, contrasts and illuminance in relation to the automotive industry - Light sources in automotive - qualitative and quantitative requirements - Colorimetric requirements - Photometric requirements - Lighting design - Lighting measurement Exercises: - Lighting - technical calculations - unit conversions as a basis for photometric measurements (conversions between luminance and illuminance and luminous intensities) - Modelling of luminaire radiation in automotive (ray tracing) - Modelling of low beams on roads (Dialux, Relux, BD) - Modelling of low beams on roads (Dialux, Relux, BD) - Methodology and preparation of low beam luminaire measurements using a luxmeter - Measurement - Photometric measurement of low beam luminaire using a luxmeter - Methodology and preparation of low beam luminaire measurements using a luminance analyser - Measurement - Photometric measurement of low beam luminaire using a luminance analyser - Methodology and preparation of brake lamp measurements using a luminance analyser - Measurement - Luminance analysis of break lamp - Methodology and preparation for measuring colorimetric requirements - Measurement - Verification of colorimetric requirements - Credit test

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2022/2023 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Graded credit Graded credit 100  51 3
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: 80% of presence at seminars is needed

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2022/2023 (N0713A060004) Electrical Power Engineering P English Ostrava 1 Optional study plan

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