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(Day)lighting Design

Current research projects

  • Integrated design of facade, envelope and (day)lighting systems for high-quality, sustainable and energy-efficient buildings
  • Appropriate (day)lighting solutions for retrofitting existing building stock
  • Understanding occupant needs and behaviour patterns and their influence on lighting-related energy use in buildings
  • Building user-focused design methods and solutions for addressing non-visual effects of lighting, especially health effects
  • Advanced lighting control strategies
  • New metrics and methods for on-site assessment of visual comfort, performance and ergonomics in working environments

Research Methods and Tools

  • (Day)lighting laboratory experiments
  • Physical and virtual model simulation
  • (Day)lighting technology development and demonstration projects
  • On-Site photometric and lighting quality assessments
  • (Day)lighting design assistance
  • Full-scale mock-up evaluation
  • Building user evaluation surveys

Professional Lighting Design Convention, PLDC 2017

Aarhus University is proud to support the Professional Lighting Design Convention, PLDC 2017, in Paris as a Partner University. The biannual Convention, organised by VIA-Verlag, publisher of the PLD magazine, was created for the global lighting design market. Designers, lighting architects, researchers, universities, industry and clients use PLDC as a platform to meet, learn about the latest developments in lighting design, and discuss the future of the lighting profession. PLDC stands for high quality knowledge transfer and international networking opportunities. Please visit www.pld-c.com for more information.

We are happy to announce that the Department of Engineering at Aarhus University is a Partner of the 5th Light Symposium 2016 in Wismar, Germany.

Aarhus University is proud to support the Professional Lighting Design Convention, PLDC 2015 as a Partner University.