the conference

Light is essential for human beings. Not only does light allow us to see, it 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 2014 is an international two-day scientific conference that will bring together recent insights into the effects of light and lighting design on human wellbeing. Following the successful Experiencing Light conferences in 2009 and 2012 it aims to provide a state of the art overview of how light influences mood, emotions, behaviour, physical and mental health, comfort, atmosphere perception, productivity and performance. 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.

keynote addresses

We are honored to present the two renowned speakers to give a keynote address:

  • Paul Bogard
  • James Madison University, Virginia, US, and author of "The End of Night".
  • Steve Fotios
  • Lighting Research Group at Sheffield University, Sheffield, UK.
the glow festival

The conference coincides with the Glow festival during which Eindhoven turns into a true city of light. By a forum of interventions, installations, performances and events you can experience the diverse facets of the phenomena of light.

doctoral consortium

We are pleased to announce that in addition to our two-day scientific conference, we will also organize a doctoral consortium targeted at young researchers who study the effects of light and light design on human wellbeing. The aim of the doctoral consortium is to provide an opportunity for a limited amount of doctoral students to discuss their current and future research projects within an interdisciplinary panel of doctoral students, under the guidance of distinguished researchers. The doctoral consortium will be held prior to the Experiencing Light 2014 conference, on November 9th 2014. Registration for the Doctoral Consortium has closed.

call for papers

Download the call for papers


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key themes

Key themes of the conference include:

  • Daylight and artificial lighting
  • Intensity, colour, & colour temperature
  • Direct vs. indirect lighting
  • Dynamic vs. static lighting
  • Lighting & fixture design

And how these impact on:

  • Sensation & perception
  • Mood & atmosphere
  • Vitality & need for restoration
  • Productivity & performance
  • Health & well being
  • Safety & safety perceptions
  • Experience of space & architecture