above : lighting mockup on ceiling prototype, scale 1:1
In manufacturing and design process, a mockup, or mock-up, is a scale or full-size model of a design or device, used for teaching, demonstration, design evaluation, promotion, and other purposes. A mockup is a prototype if it provides at least part of the functionality of a system and enables testing of a design. Mock-ups are used by designers mainly to acquire feedback from users.
In lighting project, mockup required to evaluate design that proposed by designer or consultant, to analyze the effect and in the end to get approval by consultant itself or by the customer or owner. Sometimes mockup required by consultant to compare the lighting solution proposed by each vendor or supplier, which one is passed the lighting-design requirement.