• 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.

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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
work environment Social Sciences
Glare Engineering & Materials Science
Health Engineering & Materials Science
Luminance Engineering & Materials Science
Energy conservation Engineering & Materials Science
Energy utilization Engineering & Materials Science
Office buildings Engineering & Materials Science

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Photo of Mariëlle P.J. Aarts
No photo of Sila Akman Asik

Sila Akman Asik, MSc

Person: TOIO : PDEng-trainee

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Wout J.M. van Bommel

Person: OWP : University Teacher / Researcher


Projects 2016 2020


Linnartz, J. M. G., Bonarius, J. H., de Kort, Y. A. W., Smolders, K. C. H. J., Vogels, I. M. L. C., Peeters, S. T., Dangol, R., Kruisselbrink, T. W., Özçelebi, T., Eijkemans, C., Vereggen - Tielemans, T., Vereggen - Tielemans, T., de Kort, Y. A. W. & Hegh, L.


Project: Research direct

Research Output 2000 2020

Raise the lantern: how light can help to maintain a healthy and safe hospital environment focusing on nurses

Aarts, M. P. J., 14 Feb 2020, (Accepted/In press) Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. 239 p.

Research output: ThesisPhd Thesis 1 (Research TU/e / Graduation TU/e)

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Recommendations for long-term luminance distribution measurements: the spatial resolution

Kruisselbrink, T. W., Dangol, R. & van Loenen, E. J., Feb 2020, In : Building and Environment. 169, 15 p., 106538.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
spatial resolution
6 Downloads (Pure)

The influence of background speech on a writing task in an open-plan study environment

Braat-Eggen, E., Reinten, J., Hornikx, M. & Kohlrausch, A., Feb 2020, In : Building and Environment. 169, 10 p., 106586.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Acoustic waves
higher education


Bachelor lecturer of the year 2017

Alexander L.P. Rosemann (Recipient), 7 Jun 2018

Prize: OtherScientific


COINS grand challenge

C. Bakker, de (Recipient), 8 Feb 2017

Prize: OtherScientific

Fulbright scholarship

C. Bakker, de (Recipient), 22 May 2018

Prize: OtherScholarshipsScientific

Activities 2002 2019

IEEE Photonics Technology Letters (Journal)

Thijs W. Kruisselbrink (Editorial board member)
18 Dec 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-reviewScientific

Lighting Research and Technology (Journal)

Thijs W. Kruisselbrink (Editorial board member)
5 Dec 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-reviewScientific

Journal of Daylighting (Journal)

Thijs W. Kruisselbrink (Editorial board member)
28 Nov 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-reviewScientific

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