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Lighting Metropolis, Interreg, 2015-2018

Lighting Metropolis, Interreg, 2015-2018

Making Greater Copenhagen a world leader of living labs, for smart human centric lighting. As the 24 partners behind Lighting Metropolis start creating a new and unique ecosystem with the power to rethink, build and deliver smart human centric lighting solutions – its full potential will eventually involve far more collaborators and reach much further, beyond our own borders. The ecosystem will deliver living lighting labs with a world-leading innovative edge, across Greater Copenhagen – the international brand name for the wider border region between Denmark and Sweden.

Partners: 24 partners

LiDRG people involved: M. Mullins, E. K. Hansen, G, Triantafyllidis, Stine Louring Nielsen

Web: http://lightingmetropolis.com

LIGHTEL:Lighting design for improving well-being of elderly

LIGHTEL:Lighting design for improving well-being of elderly

Albertslund inaugurates in 2016 its ambitious new health center with medical practitioners, rehabilitation facilities and housing for different groups of care recipients. LIGHTEL installs LED lights with sensors and an advanced intelligent management system.

Status: 2015 - December 2017

Partners: Albertslund Kommune, Zumtobel Group, Gate21, Hvidovre Hospital

LiDRG people involved: Anton Flyvholm, Sumit Sen, Emmanouil Xylakis, G. Triantafyllidis, Stine Louring Nielsen

Contact:Georgios Triantafyllidis at gt@create.aau.dk 

The Luminaire Window

The Luminaire Window

“The luminaire window” investigates the potentials of Dynamic LED light boosting the daylight intake, to meet biological needs and architectural potentials. A qualitative experiment is carried out by integrating dynamic LED light in a window in a mock-up. It demonstrates how a luminaire window can support the color spectrum and intensity of the daylight intake during the transmission time. The findings illustrate that a luminaire window has potentials to meet human biological needs for a circadian rhythm, stimulate occupants natural need for contact with nature and at the same time support architectural potentials in using the window as the main (daylight and electrical) light source. It is possible to create an even and yet dynamic light distribution in the interior space by boosting the natural daylight without limiting the daylight intake transmitted through the window.

Status: 2014-2016

Partners: DOVISTA, DTU, GXN, Simplight, NPC

LiD_RG people involved: Ellen Kathrine Hansen, Esben Skouboe Poulsen, Eszter Horóczi 

Contact:Ellen Kathrine Hansen at ekh@create.aau.dk 

Brighter Brunnshög (Lighting Metropolis Demo Project)

Brighter Brunnshög (Lighting Metropolis Demo Project)

The project Brighter Brunnshög is one of the demo projects of Lighting Metropolis, and is a regional European development project in coordination with Kraftringen, Lund municipality. Luxera, and Aalborg University.

Status: 2015 - 2017 December

Partners: Kraftringen, Lund municipality, Luxera 

LiDRG people involved: Boa Kim, Georgios Triantafyllidis 

Contact:Georgios Triantafyllidis at gt@create.aau.dk 

HUMAN COMFORT RESPONSE TO LIGHT AND COLOR IN HEALTH-CARE ENVIRONMENTS (PHD PROJECT)

HUMAN COMFORT RESPONSE TO LIGHT AND COLOR IN HEALTH-CARE ENVIRONMENTS (PHD PROJECT)

This PhD study investigates human comfort response to ambient colour of artificial light in health-care environments. By this, the study aims to develop new knowledge and understanding of the co-presence of human and space within an analytical framework of atmosphere and wellbeing.

Status: Ongoing 2017-2020

Partners: To be announced

LiDRG people involved: Stine Maria Louring Nielsen, Ellen Kathrine Hansen

Contact: Stine Maria Louring Nielsen at stm@create.aau.dk 

The Portal(Lighting Metropolis Demo Porject)

The Portal(Lighting Metropolis Demo Porject)

The Portal project is an attempt for establishing a methodology, using VR technology as part of the design process in the development of an array of projects.

Specifically of how visual immersion through digital means can create spatial awareness of an area, without the need of physical presence, thus facilitating the fluency of the process. The motivation for this study lies in exploring new methods and techniques supporting design development for this emerging approach by trying to fulfill its foreseen potential. 

Status: 2015 - December 2017

Partners: Kraftringen, Lund municipality 

LiDRG people involved: Boa Kim, Emmanouil Xylakis, Andrei-Ducu Predescu,  Georgios Triantafyllidis 

Contact: Georgios Triantafyllidis at gt@create.aau.dk

Intelligent Street Lighting for Facilitating Human - Lighting Interaction

Intelligent Street Lighting for Facilitating Human - Lighting Interaction

This study tries to define at which level the interaction between humans and an intelligent street lighting system can be facilitated and what is the immediate emotional impact that this interaction can trigger. In order to analyze further, a case study was conducted on a DMX controllable street lighting installation. This system contains tunable White and RGB fixtures all being addressed from a mobile app using predefined lighting scenarios. The user has the possibility to change in real time the street light from a simple and intuitive mobile application, based on the permission levels that he was granted. 

Status: Ongoing

Partners: Roskilde Municipality, Lighting Metropolis

LiDRG people involved: Victor Mihaita, Georgios Triantafyllidis

Contact:Georgios Triantafyllidis at gt@create.aau.dk 

Better Light - Better Operation; Everyday light practices of the elderly

Better Light - Better Operation; Everyday light practices of the elderly

This research project investigates elderly people’s practices of light in their everyday life at home. The project aims to inform the design of future lighting operation systems for elderly people in their home. What type of fixture dominates the homes of elderly people? Where are they located? When are they used during the day? And in relation to what activities? These are some of the questions addressed by the research project. In addition, the project investigates the culture and hidden values of light in the everyday life of elderly people.

Status: 2015-2016

Partners: Gladsaxe Municipality, Chromaviso, SimpLight, DTU Fotonik, Dansk Farveinstitut.

LiDRG people involved: Stine Louring Nielsen, Michael Mullins, Esben Oxholm Bonde

Contact: Stine Louring Nielsen at stm@create.aau.dk
 

Double Dynamic Lighting(PHD Project)

Double Dynamic Lighting(PHD Project)

The architecture of dynamic daylight and smart lighting technology is investigated to meet human needs for health and well-being. The topic is integrated through the master programme of Lighting Design and through several master theses. The main activity within the topic is the PhD co financed by Tridonic and other industrial partners.
 
Status: Ongoing 2017-2020
 
Partners: Tridonic, more industrial partners to be announced
 
LiDRG people involved: Sofie Linnebjerg, PhD fellow,
Ellen Kathrine Hansen, supervisor and project mamager
 
Contact: Sofie Linnebjerg at sl@create.aau.dk
Ellen Kathrine Hansen at ekh@create.aau.dk
 

Light and Learning in Public Schools.(Lighting Metropolis Demo Project)

 Light and Learning in Public Schools.(Lighting Metropolis Demo Project)

In this project the aim is to create evidence-based and useful knowledge on how light in classrooms can support a good learning environment and at the same time be efficient. 

Status: Ongoing 2015-2018

Partners: Albertslund Kommune, Zumtobel Group

LiD_RG people involved: Kathrine Schiedermann, Diana Georgieva, Ellen Kathrine Hansen, Stine Maria Louring Nielsen

Contact:Ellen Kathrine Hansen at ekh@create.aau.dk 

The application and benefits by stimuli of Human senses

The application and benefits by stimuli of Human senses

This study investigates how special-designed sensory rooms with respect to light are contributing to stimulate human senses. The rooms are applied in multiple kinds of applications and used aswell in nursing homes for people with e.g. dementia. Here are the special-designed rooms helping to reduce the patients amount of stress and usage of anti-psychotic medicine. The study will provide an analysis of the documentation within this field and suggest new application purposes based on this basis.

Status: 2015 - December 2017

Partners : Philips Lighting

LiDRG people involved: Victor Suenson, Georgios Triantafyllidis 

Contact:Georgios Triantafyllidis at gt@create.aau.dk 

The Interactive Patient Room at Herning Hospital

The Interactive Patient Room at Herning Hospital


The Interactive Patient Room at Herning Hospital.
Project description: The Interactive Patient Room at Herning Hospital is designed by MODOS to address the well-being of patients and their relatives in the time after giving birth at the hospital. Light, sound and projections of nature can be adjusted by the users to inform different atmospheres of relaxation and well-being. In this research project, we evaluate the potentials of The Interactive Patient Room in relation to patients' and relatives' experiences of autonomy, acting potential and interconnectedness within the room, and their application of the design.

Status: Ongoing 

Partners: Herning Hospital, MODOS, Esben Oxholm Freelance

LiDRG people involved: Stine Louring Nielsen, Ellen Kathrine Hansen

Contact: Stine Louring Nielsen at stm@create.aau.dk / Ellen Kathrine Hansen at ekh@create.aau.dk