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Lighting Unit's fundamental goal is to advance the research and education of illumination engineering and electrical building services. The work began in 1976 and since 1996 the Lighting Unit has been an independent unit. The Lighting Unit's research work has greatly expanded in recent years. Nowadays, the staff consists of 10 people working in education and research.

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

The lighting unit carries out research in the following areas:

  • Indoor lighting and energy-efficient lighting systems
  • Outdoor lighting and visual & biological effects of lighting
  • Lighting measurements and testing
  • LEDs and plant lighting
  • Electrical Building Services

You are most welcome to visit our Unit!

Liisa Halonen


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