• 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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Kazi Alam, MSc

Person: TOIO : PDEng-trainee

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Research Output 2000 2019

Improving lighting quality by practical measurements of the luminance distribution

Kruisselbrink, T. W., van Duijnhoven, J., Dangol, R. & Rosemann, A. L. P., 1 Jan 2019, Proceedings of the 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA 2018) - Volume X: Auditory and Vocal Ergonomics, Visual Ergonomics, Psychophysiology in Ergonomics, Ergonomics in Advanced Imaging. Alexander, T., Bagnara, S., Tartaglia, R., Albolino, S. & Fujita, Y. (eds.). Cham: Springer, p. 190-198 9 p. (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; vol. 827)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review


Personal lighting conditions to obtain more evidence in light effect studies

van Duijnhoven, J., Burgmans, M. J. H., Aarts, M. P. J., Rosemann, A. L. P. & Kort, H. S. M., 2019, Proceedings of the 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA 2018). Bagnara, S., Tartaglia, R., Albolino, S., Alexander, T. & Fujita, Y. (eds.). Cham: Springer, p. 110-121 (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; vol. 827)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Light measurement
Control systems

Sharing lighting control in an open office: doing one's best to avoid conflict

Lashina, T., Chraibi, S., Despenic, M., Shrubsole, P., Rosemann, A. & van Loenen, E., 15 Jan 2019, In : Building and Environment. 148, p. 1-10 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

work environment


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

LEUKOS: The Journal of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (Journal)

Aarts, M. (Peer reviewer)
20 Feb 2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-reviewScientific

The Bee-Eye: Een IoT measurement device

Kruisselbrink, T. (Speaker)
26 Jan 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talkPopular

Local lighting control in open-plan offices: saving energy while maintaining office workers’ comfort

de Bakker, C. (Speaker)
17 Aug 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationContributed talkScientific

Student theses

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


Influence of light directionality in different sky types on the non-image-forming effects of light

Author: Morsink, K., 27 Feb 2018

Supervisor: van Loenen, E. (Supervisor 1), Rosemann, A. (Supervisor 2) & Khademagha, P. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master