Experiencing light

Light is essential for human beings. Not only does light allow us to see, it also affects our mood, health, and productivity, while shaping deeply the way we experience our surroundings. Because light is ubiquitously present in our environment, it has great potential to influence the way we feel, think, and act, and therefore deserves attention in research across disciplines.

EXPERIENCING LIGHT 2020 is an international two-day scientific conference that brings together recent insights into the influence of light and lighting design on humans, and will take place in Eindhoven on November 12 and 13, 2020. Following the successful Experiencing Light conferences in 2009, 2012, and 2014, it aims to provide a state of the art overview of how daylight and electrical light influence human experience, behavior, and physiology via visual and non-visual effects. The conference provides an excellent opportunity for academics and practitioners with an interest in research, theory, technologies, design, and applications related to the effects of lighting on people to meet and hear about recent findings.

Glow Festival

Following the tradition of previous years, Experiencing Light 2020 coincides with the Glow festival, a light art exhibition in the city of Eindhoven, where the light artworks are connected by a walking route. In a series of interventions, installations, performances and events you can experience the diverse facets of light.

LumeNet 2020

Experiencing Light 2020 will be preceded by LumeNet 2020, a research methods workshop targeted at PhD students who study the effects of light on humans. LumeNet 2020 will take place on November 10 and 11, 2020, and doctoral students are encouraged to attend both events. The aim of LumeNet, established by Prof. Steve Fotios and Dr. Jens Christoffersen, is to provide an opportunity for doctoral students to critically discuss the objectives and methods of their research projects with distinguished researchers and with their peers in the field of lighting. You can find out more about LumeNet here.


For any question regarding the conference, please contact us at EL2020@tue.nl.

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