Lighting Design Lab
Lighting Design Lab
The Lighting Design Lab: Advancing Lighting Solutions through Research
The Lighting Design Lab combines research from architecture, engineering, and technology in a human-centric approach to lighting solutions that seek to improve our built environment with applied knowledge of lighting design. Researchers, private business partners, municipalities, and graduate students collaborate to solve relevant societal problems. In this transdisciplinary approach, the learning process of analyzing, making, implementing, and testing is created in real-life scenarios such as hospitals, schools, public spaces, and events.
Experiments through scale models, photo-realistic simulations, and 1:1 dynamic lighting design mock-ups on-site are developed to study how light can affect people in different environments.
The Scientific Experiments Address These Needs through the Following:
- Architectural contextual analysis
- Concept design and development
- Information technology and programming
- Autonomous controlled lighting and technical hardware solutions
- Sensors including thermal camera tracking, EEG, smartphone applications and anthropological qualitative research methodologies
Current research activities include projects spanning from:
- Circadian rhythm lighting in nursing homes
- Public lighting installations for municipalities
- Smart city applications of sensor technologies
- Light pollution
- Combining daylight and dynamic artificial lighting to improve well-being
- Productivity and sustainability.
To achieve these aims, unified, scientific, research methods are being developed, combining architectural, engineering, anthropological and media technological elements in designing with light.
The Lighting Design Lab is affiliated with the MSc programme in Lighting Design. All researchers teach and supervise the subjects of their research. Students team up with different research groups and projects in the 9th and 10th semesters.
Who Benefits from the Research
The research is of interest to the lighting industry, lighting designers and consultants, municipalities and other owners of hospitals, schools, offices and public transportation.
Tridonic, Fagerhult, Zumtobel, iGuzzini, Chromaviso, Schréder, Holscher Design, Velux, City of Albertslund, City of Roskilde, City of Copenhagen, Sweco, HLA Architects, GXN, Rigshospitalet.
Our main focus
We aim to find new ways of designing with light, considering the needs of people and the planet, and implementing research findings into practical solutions.
Developing a novel educational course to teach health research methods and findings to lighting designers at graduate level.
IEA SHC Task 70 Low Carbon, High Comfort Integrated Lighting
Aiming to identify and support implementing the potentials of lighting in the decarbonization on a global perspective while aligning the new integrative understanding of humans’ light needs with digitized lighting on a building.
Double Dynamic Lighting
The project explores and validates the benefits of integrating daylight and dynamic lighting technology in architectural designs for improved health and well-being. This is investigated through innovative designs and technical solutions utilizing a mixed-method approach that includes light level measurements, CCT, illuminance, and sky-type registrations.
Making Greater Copenhagen a metropolis of lighting research and development. Interreg project covering the Capital Region, Region Zealand and Region Skåne in Sweden.
Double Dynamic Lighting in Office Environments
Project focused on bringing the qualities of dynamic daylight into the office. With the industrial partners. Tridonic, Fagerhult, Zumtobel and iGuzzini.
The implementation of circadian lighting in healthcare: Its effects on the work environment and wellbeing of staff.
Read About More Research Groups
At the faculty, we have more than 30 research groups and sections with internationally recognized researchers who work in the areas of: planning, digitization, autonomous systems, communication and human touch.