The Intelligent Lighting Institute clusters the strengths of six TU/e departments in the field of intelligent lighting. We develop new applications and provide the scientific proof that these applications will do what they promise to do. In other words, Evidence Based Research, combining interaction, psychology and systems. The perception of light, how this is experienced, has not yet been properly illuminated in scientific research. The aim of the institute is to explore and validate new lighting concepts. There are four research programs, each with its own thematic research agenda, and one ‘open’ research program.
The new, smart lighting concepts are validated in realistic test environments that we call testbeds. In time all the thematic programs will have such facilities at their disposal, varying from verifiable laboratory environments (resembling, for instance, houses, shops or offices) too unverifiable realistic environments like streets, health centers and other public environments. The testbeds are a unique component of the institute.
Researchers from the departments of Applied Physics, Industrial Design, Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics & Computer Science, and Architecture, Building & Planning are involved in the multidisciplinary research programs.