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Lighting Lab

In the lighting laboratory, we are doing research on the health aspects of light, such as visual ergonomics, the effects of glare, and flicker. With the very fast development within lighting, especially LED technology, we foresee an increased demand on studies on the light environment and its effects on humans.

In-house expertise

Researcher associated with the lighting laboratory have expertise in visual ergonomics, meaning lights effect on health and physiology, and also expertise in light measurements with respect to luminous intensities, spectral measurements, glare and flicker.

User skill requirements

Some of the instruments and techniques in the lighting lab may be handled independently after a short introduction, such as optical spectrometers, lux meters and flicker meters. Other equipment may need substantial assistance by expert staff. Such staff may be available at request.


Besides being constituted of a ”light room” which can be designed in different lighting scenarios, the lighting laboratory holds several different measurement devices, such as

  • Spectrometers
  • Lux meters
  • Luminance meters
  • Flicker meters
  • Equipment for electric quality measurements

Much of the equipment is portable and may be used in field studies, in research projects and on request by industry or authorities.

Typical customers/users

Researchers, companies, and institutions with an interest in light measurement.


Information about the lab fees and lab access is available upon request.

Insurance and safety

All lighting laboratory users must have insurance to use the lab. The lighting laboratory staff provides necessary safety instructions for all new users of the lab, mainly consisting of handling of electrical equipment.

Contact information

Lighting Lab's website (in Swedish)

Johannes Lindén

Research engineer

Hillevi Hemphälä

Senior lecturer

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