• Groene Loper, Vertigo 6

    Eindhoven

    Nederland

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

    5600 MB Eindhoven

    Nederland

Organisatieprofiel

Introductie / missie

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

Over de organisatie

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 enh

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

ancing 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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    projecten

    Onderzoeksoutput

    Can Special Light Glasses Reduce Sleepiness and Improve Sleep of Nightshift Workers? A Placebo- Controlled Explorative Field Study

    Aarts, M. P. J., Hartmeyer, S. L., Morsink, K., Kort, H. S. M. & de Kort, Y. A. W., 29 mei 2020, In : Clocks & Sleep. 2, 2, blz. 225-245

    Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

    Open Access
  • Daylight: What makes the difference?

    Knoop, M., Stefani, O., Bueno, B., Matusiak, B., Hobday, R., Wirz-Justice, A., Martiny, K., Kantermann, T., Aarts, M. P. J., Zemmouri, N., Appelt, S. & Norton, B., 1 mei 2020, In : Lighting Research and Technology. 52, 3, blz. 423-442 20 blz.

    Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

    Open Access
  • 4 Citaten (Scopus)

    Exploring the effect of the sound environment on nurses’ task performance: an applied approach focusing on prospective memory

    Reinten, J., 10 sep 2020, (Geaccepteerd/In druk) Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven.

    Onderzoeksoutput: ScriptieDissertatie 1 (Onderzoek TU/e / Promotie TU/e)

    Prijzen

    Bachelor lecturer of the year 2017

    Alexander L.P. Rosemann (Ontvanger), 7 jun 2018

    Prijs: AndersOverigWetenschappelijk

  • COINS grand challenge

    C. Bakker, de (Ontvanger), 8 feb 2017

    Prijs: AndersOverigWetenschappelijk

    Fulbright scholarship

    C. Bakker, de (Ontvanger), 22 mei 2018

    Prijs: AndersBeurzenWetenschappelijk

    Activiteiten

    IEEE Photonics Technology Letters (Tijdschrift)

    Thijs W. Kruisselbrink (Lid redactieraad)
    18 dec 2019

    Activiteit: Types publicaties van collegiale toetsing en redactioneel werkPublicatie peer-reviewWetenschappelijk

    Lighting Research and Technology (Tijdschrift)

    Thijs W. Kruisselbrink (Lid redactieraad)
    5 dec 2019

    Activiteit: Types publicaties van collegiale toetsing en redactioneel werkPublicatie peer-reviewWetenschappelijk

    Journal of Daylighting (Tijdschrift)

    Thijs W. Kruisselbrink (Lid redactieraad)
    28 nov 2019

    Activiteit: Types publicaties van collegiale toetsing en redactioneel werkPublicatie peer-reviewWetenschappelijk

    Scripties/Masterproeven

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

    Auteur: Weltevrede, A., 24 sep 2019

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

    Scriptie/masterproef: Master

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

    Auteur: van Oirschot, T., 31 aug 2018

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

    Scriptie/masterproef: Master

    Bestand

    Glare quantification for indoor volleyball

    Auteur: Pakkert, M., 31 aug 2017

    Begeleider: Rosemann, A. (Afstudeerdocent 1), van Duijnhoven, J. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Donners, M. (Externe coach)

    Scriptie/masterproef: Master

    Bestand