• Groene Loper, Vertigo 6



  • P.O. Box 513, Department of the Build Environment

    5600 MB Eindhoven


Organization profile

Introduction / mission

Major technology advances are enabling smart lighting solutions and LED technology is linking lighting technology to the digital world. This brings a wide range of new challenges.

Highlighted phrase

Developing truly smart lighting solutions based on an optimal balance

Organisational profile

Building Lighting (BL) is the lighting research group of the Building Physics and Services (BPS) unit at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). Research addresses daylight as well as artificial lighting, including both fundamental and applied research, and evolves around people as well as technology.  Human Centric Lighting, which refers to lighting systems with some kind of intelligent behavior aiming at enhancing the quality of the built environment for the users. Application domains include work environments, public outdoor spaces and private homes.

The optimal integral design of a building requires bridging gaps and exploring synergies between light and the other physical aspects related to buildings, as well as synergies between light and the non-physical aspects of buildings. This requires knowledge of all human related aspects of lighting as well as the physics of both daylight and artificial lighting. The group works closely within the Intelligent Lighting Institute and associated industrial partners.
Light is essential for human life and functioning. It influences people’s wellbeing in physiological, psychological and biological ways. As such, light is a key element in the design of our buildings and our built environment.
The research areas Building Lighting can be summarized as:

  • Light & Energy
  • Light & Environment
  • Light & Health

Our goal is to help develop applications that optimally balance these three aspects of Human Centric Lighting.
Research covers a wide variety of interrelated topics:

  • Visual and non-visual aspects of lighting in building design in general and on office workers and elderly people in particular
  • Energy usage and sustainability
  • Sustainable and energy efficient buildings in relation to visual and non-visual user demands
  • Identifying and analyzing the parameters that lead to the creation of an optimally lit environment, and on the implementation of these parameters in the built environment
  • Embedded sensors and actuators that communicate with their environment
  • Analyzing collected data to optimize lighting system performance
  • Implementation and exploitation of daylight as a design parameter
  • Analyzing which light parameters determine whether a building is well or poorly designed

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Lighting Engineering & Materials Science
Glare Engineering & Materials Science
Light Medicine & Life Sciences
Health Engineering & Materials Science
Electric lighting Engineering & Materials Science
Energy conservation Engineering & Materials Science
Energy utilization Engineering & Materials Science
Daylighting Engineering & Materials Science

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Photo of Mariëlle P.J. Aarts
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Projects 2016 2020


Linnartz, J., Bonarius, J., de Kort, Y., Smolders, K., Vogels, I., Peeters, S., Dangol, R., Kruisselbrink, T., Ozcelebi, T., Eijkemans, C., Vereggen - Tielemans, T., Vereggen - Tielemans, T. & de Kort, Y.


Project: Research direct

Research Output 2000 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)

A comparison of lighting control strategies for open offices

Lashina, T., van der Vleuten-Chraibi, S., Despenic, M., Shrubsole, P., Rosemann, A. & van Loenen, E., 1 Feb 2019, In : Building and Environment. 149, p. 68-78 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

work environment
3 Citations (Scopus)

A morphological approach for kinetic façade design process to improve visual and thermal comfort: Review

Hosseini, M., Mohammadi, M., Rosemann, A., Schröder, T. & Lichtenberg, J., 15 Apr 2019, In : Building and Environment. 153, p. 186-204 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Thermal comfort
Open Access
Optical properties
Liquid crystals
Energy efficiency


Bachelor lecturer of the year 2017

Alexander Rosemann (Recipient), 7 Jun 2018

Recognition: OtherScientific


COINS grand challenge

Christel de Bakker (Recipient), 8 Feb 2017

Recognition: OtherScientific

Fulbright scholarship

Christel de Bakker (Recipient), 22 May 2018

Recognition: OtherScholarshipsScientific

Activities 2002 2018

Practical and continuous measurements of the luminance distribution

Thijs W. Kruisselbrink (Speaker)
13 Dec 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

Personal Lighting Conditions to Obtain More Evidence in Light Effect Studies

Juliëtte van Duijnhoven (Speaker)
27 Aug 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

Office luminous exposure in relation to employees' alertness

Juliëtte van Duijnhoven (Speaker)
17 Aug 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

Press / Media

De rol van omgevingsfactoren bij herstel

Mariëlle Aarts


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

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Mariëlle Aarts


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Student theses

An explorative study on daylight, view and stress in an operating theatre

Author: Weltevrede, A., 24 Sep 2019

Supervisor: Aarts, M. (Supervisor 1), van Loenen, E. (Supervisor 2) & Morsink, K. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

Experimental and computational study on the visual and thermal performance of the Lumiduct façade system

Author: van Oirschot, T., 31 Aug 2018

Supervisor: Hensen, J. (Supervisor 1), Loonen, R. (Supervisor 2) & Varela Souto, A. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master


Glare quantification for indoor volleyball

Author: Pakkert, M., 31 Aug 2017

Supervisor: Rosemann, A. (Supervisor 1), van Duijnhoven, J. (Supervisor 2) & Donners, M. (External coach)

Student thesis: Master