|1. Description - |
|Basic theory, design, and installation techniques for lighting residential landscapes. The effective use of conventional and low-voltage lighting for improving landscape aesthetics and the functional use of outdoor spaces.|
|2. Course Objectives - |
|The student will be able to: |
- exhibit a basic understanding of lighting theory aesthetics and function.
- demonstrate practical knowledge of lighting and electrical equipment.
- compare and contrast different lighting systems.
- describe methods for long-term maintenance of landscape lighting.
- discuss use of lighting in culturally diverse settings.
|3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment - |
|Horticultural laboratory, construction field lab, and related horticultural facilities and equipment. Students provide work boots, leather gloves, and clothing for field work. |
|4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) - |
- Landscape lighting
- Theory (aesthetics and function)
- Design (lighting soft and hard-scape features)
- Lighting for culturally diverse settings.
- Lighting equipment and materials
- low voltage vs. 110/120 systems
- Safety issues
- Methods and techniques for installing and maintaining lighting systems
- Guest speakers (as appropriate to topics)
|5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.|
|6. Methods of Evaluation - |
- Lighting skills project
- Documented active participation which furthers understanding of photographic theory, process, and applied skills.
|7. Representative Text(s) - |
|Raine, John. Garden Lighting. Sussex, England: Hamlyn Pub., 2005. |
|8. Disciplines - |
|Environmental Horticulture & Design |
|9. Method of Instruction - |
|Lecture, Lab, Demonstrations, Discussions |
|10. Lab Content - |
- Landscape Lighting Materials Lab: Students have hands-on exposure to a variety of landscape lighting fixtures, transformers, and electrical components used in landscape lighting.
- Landscape Lighting Design Lab: Students design a low-voltage lighting system.
- Low-Voltage Installation Lab: Students practice the installation of a low-voltage lighting system.
|11. Honors Description - No longer used. Integrated into main description section.|
|12. Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments - |
- Reading assignments will include reading approximately 30 pages per week from the assigned text (2 hours).
- Lectures will address reading topics and experiences of the instructor. Classroom discussion and demonstrations in support of lecture topics will be provided.
|13. Need/Justification - |
|This course is a restricted support course for the AS degree in Environmental Horticulture & Design. |