LightingWeek 2020

Swedish Energy Agency arranges annually a week of lighting seminars on an advanced level tailored for a broad audience. The week has become very popular among the participants, and this year the week will be held online between 7-11 of December. 

This year the week has been planned together Lund University, Jönköping University, KTH, Umeå University and the Lighting Research Center from Troy, NY.

Please find the agenda and email for registration below. See you soon!


Monday Dec 7

Lighting During the Pandemics

10:00–10:10  Welcome to the LightingWeek (Christofer Silfvenius, SEA)

10:10–11:05  Daylight and Electric light

Session with video material

  • Outdoor & indoor measurements – Johan Röklander, Jönköping University
  • Daylight and electrical light integration – Niko Gentile, Lund University
  • Daylight in Architecture – Isabel Villar, White Arkitekter AB
  • Daylight and electrical light integration – Niko Gentile, Lund University
  • Demonstration from the luminaires Design Course at Jönköping University - Ulrika Wänström-Lindh, Alice Auregård & Lisa Holmgren and Isac Sanderberg & Nathalie Olsson

11:05–12:15  Observe your Environment (using app)

  • 5 min instruction on app and data input – Johannes Lindén, Lund University

12:15–13:15 Lunch

13:15 – 13:30 Presentation of results from mornings measurement series – Iris Molendijk, Ute Besenecker, Students Architectural Lighting Design (KTH Royal Institute of Technology)

13:30–4:00 Working and learning at home 

  • Demonstration from the Learning at Home and at the University Assignment – Students Architectural Lighting Design (KTH Royal Institute of Technology)
  • Lighting When Working from Home, Legislation and Recommendations – Per Nylén, Swedish Work Environment Authority, Hillevi Hemphälä, Lund University
  • Working at home versus in the office – Myriam Aries, Jönköping University

14:00–15:00  Observe your Environment (counting light sources)

  • 5 min instruction on data input – Johannes Lindén, Lund University

15:00–15:30  Impact on Energy and well-being

  • Energy use during pandemic - Moe Solheilian, Jönköping University
  • Case study smart home lighting for energy and wellbeing - Connie Samla, Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)
  • Smart home lighting for atmosphere and aethetics – Amanda Ames, Ames Studio
  • Results from todays measurement series – Ute Besenecker (KTH)

15:30–16:00  Live Questions and Answers - Panel Discussion (all speakers)

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Tuesday Dec 8

Partnerships and Business Opportunities in Africa within Energy Efficiency, Lighting and Appliances

Are you a Champion willing to share experience to build new business opportunities? 

08:00–10:00 Online workshop arranged by UNIDO, SIDA, Business Sweden, Sweden Africa Business Chamber and the Swedish Energy Agency

Welcome and introduction, Ms Åsa Jarskog, President Sweden Africa Chamber and Moderator

UNIDOs collaboration with private sector. Opportunities in Energy Efficiency, Mr Tareq Emtairah, Director UNIDO Energy Department

Power Africa- creating market opportunities, Mr Boleslaw Stawicki, Senior Advisor Sida 

EELA involvement with private sector. Incentives, training, Peer Partnerships Mr Fungai Matura, EELA Private Sector Specialist

Incentives for internationalization, Mr Andreas Stubelius, Swedish Energy Agency

The business case of capacity building Mr Stefan Borsos, Voith Hydro Ms Nadja Håkansson, Siemens                                                                       

Please register here.

Wednesday Dec 9

Lighting in New and Refurbished Buildings

10:00–10:55  Online Walk – Planning with Daylight – Moderator: Katharina Wulff

  • Shaping the Urban Outdoor for People – Magnus Lingegård, Landscape Architect, Department of Parks, City of Umeå
  • The Organic Elements that make us ‘SEE’ –Lena Gunhaga, Developmental Biologist, Umeå University
  • Making Artificial Light from Organic Materials – Petter Lundberg, Bio-Physicist, Umeå University
  • Inside Amazing Work Spaces: CURIOSUM – Victor Martinsson & Anna Hedlund, Lighting Designer & Architect, White Architects
  • Open Question & Answers The Audience in dialogue with Speakers

10:55–15:00  Between Sessions – Observe your Environment

Session 2 – Open Targets: Estimating the Health Impact from Light

15:00–15:05  Introduction by Moderator Katharina Wulff

15:05 – 15:15  Conflicting Light Functionalities – Katharina Wulff, Behavioural Neuroscientist, Umeå University

15:20 – 15:30  Training of Work Environment Risk Assessors – Hillevi Hemphälä, Visual Ergonomist, Lund University

15:35 – 15:50  Online Panel Discussion with Panelists

  • Myriam Aries, JU, Jonköping
  • Ute Besenecker, KTH, Stockholm
  • Magnus Lingegård, Parks Department, Umeå City
  • Petter Lundberg & Lena Gunhaga, Umeå University
  • Hillevi Hemphälä,  Lund University

15:50 – 15:55  Online Summary of the Day

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Thursday Dec 10

KTH 20 years, Global Alumni Round Table, Future of Lighting Design

Separate event

Registration link


Friday Dec 11

Knowledge Transfer and Education

09:30 – 10:00 Climate Action, Monica Gullberg, Green Climate Fund, South Korea

10:00–10:45  From the Northvolt factory to a Nordic Lighting Network, how to develop places – Christer Asplund, Place Invest AB & Renewable Energy Capital

10:45–11:00  Q&A Place development

11:00–11:30  Lighting with Hospitals as Testbeds - Johannes Brundin, Nordic Center for Sustainable Healthcare

11:30–12:00  Review of Load Shedding Techniques – Diana Rwegasira, University of Dar es Salaam and Royal Institute of Technology

12:00–15:00  Between sessions

15:00–15:30  Climate Technology Centre Network under UNEP & Sweden's International Climate Cooperation, Kajsa Paluda, Swedish Energy Agency

15:30–16:00  Outlook – Nils Borg, Borg&Co

16:00 - 16:30  Social event – bring your own drink!

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