Projects

Double Dynamic Lighting

Double Dynamic Lighting

In 2017 the lighting technology and solution partners Tridonic, iGuzzini, Fagerhult and Zumtobel teamed up with Aalborg University to develop and scientifically validate the ambitious Double Dynamic Lighting (DDL) concept. This new lighting design concept of dynamic indoor lighting for office environments demonstrates how advanced responsive lighting technology can bring the office lighting to life by bringing the qualities of natural light into the office and thereby improve the indoor lighting environment and work engagement.

Duration: 2017 - 2020

Partners: Tridonic, Fagerhult, iGuzzini and Zumtobel.

LiDRG people involved: Ellen Kathrine Hansen, Mihkel Pajuste, Emmanouil Xylakis.

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

See scientific papers, white paper and video here

Lighting Metropolis – Green Economy

Lighting Metropolis – Green Economy

The project, Lighting Metropolis – Green Economy, aims to lead to energy savings in the region of Greater Copenhagen corresponding to the annual energy consumption of around 1800 households, and is expected to bring some 177 million Swedish kronor in concrete LED-investment. The project is based directly on previous experiences, including the development of a range of innovative lighting solutions in the region, aims to save energy by increasing investment in intelligent and energy efficient LED lighting of good quality in public buildings and public roads. The project comprises of 14 municipalities, one region, three universities and two organizations.

Duration: 2019 - 2022

Partners: Albertslund, Ballerup (lead partner), Bjuv, Egedal, Faxe, Gladsaxe, Hörby, Kalundborg, Klippan, Kristianstad, Lolland, Lund, Roskilde, Trelleborg, Region Skåne, Aalborg University, DTU, Lund University, Innovation Skåne & Gate 21 (project leader)

LiDRG people involved: Michael Mullins, Georgios Triantafyllidis, Ellen Kathrine Hansen

Contact: Micheal Mullins at mullins@create.aau.dk

Web: http://lightingmetropolis.com

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. 

Duration: 2015 - 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

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.

Duration: 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.

Duration: 2015 - 2017 

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.

Duration: 2017-2020

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

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

Light4Health

Light4Health

LIGHT4HEALTH (Health Research-Based Innovative Open Educational Resources and Tools for Lighting Design Students and Professionals) develops a novel educational course to teach health research methods and findings to lighting designers at graduate level

Duration: 2018 - 2021

Partners: University of Wolverhampton, Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University), KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, University of Applied Sciences in Wismar, ITMO University

LiDRG people involved: Georgios Triantafyllidis, Ellen Kathrine Hansen, Mihkel Pajuste, George Palamas

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

More info: https://www.light4health.net/

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. 

Duration: 2017

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.

Duration: 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
 

Lighting Metropolis

Lighting Metropolis

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.

Duration: 2015 - 2018

Partners: 24 partners

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

Contact: Micheal Mullins at mullins@create.aau.dk

Web: http://lightingmetropolis.com

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. 

Duration: 2015 - 2018

Partners: Albertslund Kommune, Zumtobel Group

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

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

The Implementation of Circadian Lighting Applications and The Perceived Wellbeing of Healthcare Staff

The Implementation of Circadian Lighting Applications and The Perceived Wellbeing of Healthcare Staff

The PhD study is a collaboration between Chromaviso and Aalborg University Copenhagen. The study investigates the implementation of Chroma Zenit, a circadian lighting application, in hospitals and eldercare housings. Secondly, it investigates the perceived wellbeing and work-environment satisfaction of healthcare staff who are exposed to circadian lighting. Based on several case-studies, the project aims at developing a research-based method for the implementation of circadian lighting in complex healthcare environments.

Duration: 2019 - 2022

LiDRG people involved: Kathrine Marie Schledermann, Michael Finbarr Mullins, Thomas Bjørner

Contact: Kathrine Marie Schledermann at kmsc@create.aau.dk 

Architectural and Social Potential of Urban Lighting (PhD project)

Architectural and Social Potential of Urban Lighting (PhD project)

The role of lighting in urban spaces around everyday activities is studied through a scenographic lens. Using waiting areas at light rail stations as case studies to get an understanding of how brightness levels and contrast levels in public lighting affect the perception of atmosphere in a space, co-presence and the surrounding context. The project is co-financed by Schréder and Holscher Design.

Duration: 2018 - 2021

Partners: Schréder and Holscher Design

LiDRG people involved: Mette Hvass and Ellen Kathrine Hansen.

Contact: Mette Hvass at mh@create.aau.dk 

EEG project

EEG project

In this study the sensations from the skin were measured through electroencephalography (EEG) to understand its contribution to our experience of light. Through a temporal spectrum evolution (TSE) and a machine learning algorithm for visualizing highly dimensional data (t-SNE) the color based perception signatures were found to be distinguishable. Inside each of these clusters unique delta, theta, alpha and beta event related desynchronization and synchronization (ERD/ERS) biomarkers could be found. These biomarkers could cultivate the idea that when red and blue are sensed through the skin they elicit cortical arousal and awareness, while green promotes calmness and relaxation.Duration: 2015 - 2018

Duration: 2019

LiDRG people involved: Mads Deibjerg Lind, Andreas Wulff-Abramsson, Stine Louring Nielsen, Georgios Triantafyllidis

Contact: Georgios Triantafyllidis at gt@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.

Duration: 2015 - 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.

Duration: 2017

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
 

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.

Duration: 2015 - 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