Bright Environments

Ever since the light bulb was first discovered, we have turned lights on and off with a switch. Today, lighting systems are transforming into networked systems, offering a range of intelligent services and applications. The intelligent lighting technology allows many opportunities including autonomous lighting control, advanced user interaction styles and support for health and well-being through lighting. In the Bright Environments research program, we develop unique models, technology and methods for controlling and interacting with intelligent indoor lighting systems of the future. If researchers in the Bright Environment program get their way, radical change is on the way.

  • Objective: to find new methods of intelligent lighting control and human interaction
  • Program Manager: Tanir Ozcelebi, Assistant Professor of Computer Science
  • Thought Leaders: Prof. Berry Eggen (User Centered Engineering), Prof. Jean-Paul Linnartz (Signal Processing Systems), Prof. Johan Lukkien (System Architecture and Networking)
  • Partners: Philips Lighting, Philips Lighting Research, Cofely, NXP and various small-medium enterprises

"The impact lies in the experience and health benefits"

"Connected lighting is a technical system, but the impact lies in the experience and health benefits it brings. The Bright Environments research program enhances this contextual thinking and builds bridges between disciplines." - Johan Lukkien (Thought Leader Bright Environements) Read the full interview in the ILI magazine 

"Our challenge: to find a balance between system and user!"

“Do we want to have the end user indicating what he wants? Or do we opt for systems that take the initiative on their own? Or something in between? In terms of the technology, many things are possible. These new concepts could mean a radical shift in the way we use light. Our challenge is to find a balance between system and user!” - Berry Eggen (Thought Leader Bright Environments)