ILI maintains several lighting laboratories to support its research and design endeavors. At the same time, ILI recognizes the importance of designing and researching lighting solutions in the wild—in the urban context in which they ultimately are to be used. Such living labs offer opportunities for testing the effects of lighting under natural circumstances, and allow design solutions to be swiftly iterated, for example, by timely adjustment to emergent system and user behavior; behavior that typically goes unnoticed in laboratory settings.
Current living labs range from oncampus sites as Markthal or De Zaale to semi-permanent living labs within the boundaries of Eindhoven city, including residential area Achtse Barrier or recreational area Stratumseind. They are instrumental in gaining an understanding on how smart lighting solutions affect the experience, perception