Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation

Illumination engineering

Lighting research group’s fundamental goal is to advance the research and education of illumination engineering and electrical building services.Lighting research group is one well-known unit of Aalto University. The group is one of the prestigious lighting units in Europe and is the only institution in Finland to provide higher education (undergraduate and post-graduate) in illuminating engineering and to conduct related scientific research. The lighting research is carried out in several national and international research projects. It has also versatile facilities for lighting measurements and testing.
Illumination engineering

Education is given at undergraduate level within study courses. Furthermore, post-graduate seminars and courses are arranged in varying expertise areas of illumination engineering.

Research is carried out in the following areas:

  • Indoor lighting and energy efficient lighting systems
  • Outdoor lighting and visual and biological effects of lighting
  • Lighting measurements and testing
  • LEDs and plant lighting
  • Electrical building services

More information about research topics on group's own Web Pages.

The research group is led by professor Jorma Kyyrä and Dr. Pramod Bhusal.

Projects of the group

Latest publications

The Effect of Power Allocation on Visible Light Communication Using Commercial Phosphor-Converted Led Lamp for Indirect Illumination

Alexis Dowhuszko, Mehmet Ilter, Paulo Pinho, Jyri Hämäläinen 2020 ICASSP 2020 - 2020 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP)

Estimating the benefits of increasing the recycling rate of lamps from the domestic sector

C. J. Grigoropoulos, L. T. Doulos, S. C. Zerefos, A. Tsangrassoulis, P. Bhusal 2020 Waste Management

Lighting for road tunnels

Bo Liang, Shiyong He, Leena Tahkamo, Eino Tetri, Lulu Cui, Rajendra Dangol, Liisa Halonen 2020 Displays

Status of Lighting Technologies in Nepal

Diwakar Bista, Ashish Shrestha, Georges Zissis, Pramod Bhusal, Frangiskos V. Topalis, Bhupendra B. Chhetri 2019 LIGHT AND ENGINEERING

Light Pollution, Circadian Photoreception, and Melatonin in Vertebrates

Maja Grubisic, Abraham Haim, Pramod Bhusal, Davide M. Dominoni, Katharina M.A. Gabriel, Andreas Jechow, Franziska Kupprat, Amit Lerner, Paul Marchant, William Riley, Katarína Stebelová, Roy H. A. Van Grunsven, Michal Zeman, Abed Zubidat, Franz Hölker 2019 SUSTAINABILITY

Development of Working Life Competencies in a Project Course for Master Students at Aalto University

Robert Millar, Kirsti Keltikangas, Paulo Pinho, Vesa Vuorinen, Pekka Forsman, Anouar Belahcen, Jorma Kyyrä 2019 YLIOPISTOPEDAGOGIIKKA

Photovoltaic production possibilities and its utilization in office buildings in Finland

Janne Viitanen, Ater Amogpai, Marjukka Puolakka, Liisa Halonen 2019 International Journal on Engineering Applications

The effect of correlated colour temperature of lighting on thermal sensation and thermal comfort in a simulated indoor workplace

Rupak Baniya, Eino Tetri, Jukka Virtanen, Liisa Halonen 2018 Indoor and Built Environment

Effects of LED light spectra on lettuce growth and nutritional composition

T. Hytönen, P. Pinho, M. Rantanen, S. Kariluoto, A. Lampi, M. Edelmann, K. Kauste, K. Mouhu, V. Piironen, L. Halonen, P. Elomaa 2018 Lighting Research and Technology

Effects of transient adaptation on drivers’ visual performance in road tunnel lighting

S.Y. He, L. Tähkämö, M. Maksimainen, B. Liang, G.B. Pan, L. Halonen 2017 TUNNELLING AND UNDERGROUND SPACE TECHNOLOGY
More information on our research in the Research database.
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