Reinventing daylight

M.P.J. Aarts, Steven Brown, Bruno Bueno, Albert Gjedde, Danielle Mersch, Mirjam Münch, Jean-Louis Scartezzini, Carlo Volf, Jan Wienold, Anna Wirz-Justice, Magali Bodart, Jérôme Kaempf

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademic


The sun is acknowledged as the mother of all light sources; It enables life on earth as we know it. But what is it that makes natural light unique, and most technologically advanced light sources pale in comparison?
This Chapter compares the similarity and differences of the properties of natural light and artificial light. It discusses the biological context of daylight vs. electrical light and discusses the cons of electrical light vs. daylight.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChanging perspectives on daylight
Subtitle of host publicationscience, technology, and culture
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 3 Nov 2017

Publication series

PublisherAmerican Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
ISSN (Print)0036-8075


  • daylight
  • Artificial lighting


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