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Welcome to LIGHTCAP

Light can make or break health, social and cognitive functioning. Given the rapid technological developments in light sources (LED, OLED) and the proliferation of intelligent infrastructures (IOT, data science), we are in a crucial period for the realization of truly human-centered lighting. LIGHTCAP aims to address this challenge by providing a strong, innovative and necessary impulse to our insight in the intricate and complex relationship between light, perception, attention and cognition. The goal of LIGHTCAP is to prepare the next generation of experts able to deliver on the promise of truly intelligent, human-centric lighting.

Recent News


How does blue-enriched light affect the brain of teenagers?

The projects of the ESRs are really taking shape! Roya Sharifpour (ESR04) is starting her investigation of the non-image forming (NIF) impacts of blue-enriched light (the light emitted from LEDs and screens of electronic devices) on the teenagers’ brain with a study in which she wants to determine which parts of the brain are subject […]



First ESR studies!

The Fellows have started with their first studies! Richard Jedon (ESR9) has set out to study human performance and feelings of safety under the streetlights of different locations on the campus of Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). To our knowledge his study is the first replication of the 1916 study by Burtt in which uniform […]


LIGHTCAP fellow Rafael presents at SLTBR

We are proud to report that Rafael Lazar, LIGHTCAP fellow in Basel, has presented at the The Society for Light Treatment and Biological Rhythms (SLTBR)’s annual meeting. The title of his talk was Pupillary Regulation of Melanopic Irradiance in Natural Scenes. You can find the full program on the SLTBR website.

Upcoming Events

Jun 11

Online (Time is CEST; duration approx. 1 hour)


The June edition of the LIGHTCAP Seminar on Light and Methods will be hosted by Christian Cajochen from the University of Basel. He will present on How to quantify sleep and circadian rhythms. If you are connected to LIGHTCAP you should have received an invitation and link. If you are not in the LIGHTCAP project […]

Nov 15


VELUX Daylight Symposium

The VELUX Group will be hosting its 9th VELUX Daylight Symposium as a digital event, which will take place on November 15-19 under the theme `Bridging research and practice´. The Daylight Symposium is a biennial conference organised by the VELUX Group for researchers, architects, and others with a professional interest in the role and importance […]

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