15 Jan We support research and education projects
We want our systems and devices to provide solutions to current challenges of science and industry, which is why we are eager to support universities and research centers in their projects. We share not only technology, but also our knowledge and many years of experience in the field of optical radiation measurements, because we believe that cooperation between science and industry is the key to looking for the best, innovative solutions.
GL Optic has regularly been involved in research and education projects related to light and lighting. In 2020, the Light4health International Summer School programme was one of such projects. A very interesting project focused on researching the effects of light on humans in various aspects of their activities.
GL Optic was one of 4 companies that supported the L4H project with their tools and knowledge. We provided both modern and portable GL Spectis 1.0 Touch + Flicker spectroradiometers for quick measurement of illuminance, color and flicker, and GL Spectrosoft – measurement software to be used throughout the project. The other partners were Seoul Semiconductor Europe GmbH; QLAB Light Laboratory; Solemma.
The second summer school was organized and attended by the representatives of international leading universities and European architectural schools in the field of lighting design. They were Aalborg University (Denmark), Hochschule Wismar (Germany) and KTH Royal Institute (Sweden), Thomas Jefferson University (USA), Creative Lighting Department ITMO University (Russia), and the University of Wolverhampton (UK). The main subject was “Lighting for Working and Educational Environments”. The work was conducted in interdisciplinary international groups which included students from each partner university. Within its framework, the participants comprehensively evaluated the lighting of four spaces on their respective campuses. It involved the analysis of natural and artificial light, and the study of the effect of lighting on the users’ daily rhythms. The classes lasted five weeks and were divided into five modules. Each week was devoted to a specific topic that included the theoretical part (based on prerecorded lectures) and practical tasks. It concluded with a final presentation.
The third summer school within the framework of the international project Light4health will be held in the spring of 2021, hosted by the Aalborg University in Denmark (Copenhagen), also online. It will focus on the impact of “Lighting for Healthcare Environments”, which is especially relevant in the context of the pandemic.
If you want to learn more about our lighting audit solutions, please read the text on our blog.
More information about the Light 4 Health project can be found on the project website.