The use of simulation tools in teaching lighting system design

Nauman Zafar, Prashant Kumar Soori, Moheet Vishwas

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The recent technological advancements in the fields of Information Technology have given us exciting opportunities for knowledge gathering and knowledge sharing. This paper presents the use of simulation software DIALux in teaching Electrical Engineering subjects in general and Energy efficiency aspects in particular. A typical office room in AbuDhabi in the United Arab Emirates (U. A. E) is selected and the use of DIALux software for teaching lighting system design is explained. It is expected that the proposed teaching methodology of computer-based simulation of office lighting system design shall enhance motivation, increase deep-learning skills of Electrical Engineering graduates, promote independent learning skills and stimulate life-long learning.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 IEEE 7th International Power Engineering and Optimization Conference
EditorsIsmail Musirin, Rahmatul Hidayah Salimin
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)978-1-4673-5072-3
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventIEEE 7th International Power Engineering and Optimization Conference - Langkawi, Malaysia
Duration: 3 Jun 20134 Jun 2013


ConferenceIEEE 7th International Power Engineering and Optimization Conference
Abbreviated titlePEOCO 2013


  • Computer-based simulation
  • Engineering Education
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Lighting
  • Teaching

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