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The Light&Lighting Laboratory is a research group embedded in the Department of Electrical Engineering (ESAT) of KU Leuven and located on the Ghent Technology Campus. The main research topics are Indoor lighting, Optical design, Appearance & Perception and Metrology. Within each topic, PhD research activities, generating new knowledge, are combined with numerous development projects with lighting companies. The staff is involved in the regular educational program of the Faculty of Engineering Technology of KU Leuven (both Ba and Ma students) but also in dedicated courses for industry and society. Finally, the vast measurement infrastructure of the Light&Lighting Laboratory offers a lot of possibilities for product characterization.

The Light&Lighting Laboratory is an active member of IBE-BIV and CIE and cooperates with several universities and more than 70 companies, especially SME.

11th International Conference on Energy Efficiency in Domestic Appliances and Lighting (EEDAL’21) & 17th International Symposium on the Science and Technology of Lighting (LS:17)

8-10 November 2021 Toulouse

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Participate in visual experiments

Visual experiments (with or without payment) are often organized by researchers at the Light & Lighting Laboratory.
To participate, register at the Visual Experiment Management system (VEMS).

Call for papers: "Lighting the Way for Retail Design: Interactions, Trade-Offs and ROI’s”, special issue for the journal “Sustainability”. Read more.



SMART-SPACE aims to facillitate the uptake of smart lighting in small/mid-size municipalities to enhance energy-efficiency and reduce CO2 emission.
The Light & Lighting Laboratory participates with 0.8 VTE during 3 years and is 60% funded by Interreg North-West Europe and 20% by the province of East-Flanders.

The European Regional Development Fund supports the partners by € 3 469 809.98 in total.