Second summer school of the international project L4H
24 september 2020 light4health lighting design quality of life achievements cld itmo university health ITMO University lighting education
The second summer school LIGHT4HEALTH is dedicated to lighting for workspaces and educational environments. The peculiarities of the perception of lighting will be investigated under various scenarios (for example, at different times of day or during stressful situations) and for different groups of users (such as children, youth, the elderly, people with disabilities), taking into account national and cultural characteristics, geographic zones and climatic conditions. The program of the second summer school is designed for one month of online lectures and practical classes and includes five educational modules. Each module lasts one week. Students may attend lectures and perform practical tasks at any time convenient for them. Every Friday during the entire training period, online consultations and discussions with teachers will be held on the covered material. Also, student teams will present the results of completed practical tasks. Work on the project will be carried out in international groups, which are going to include participants from different universities of the consortium – one from each university. In total, four training groups of 6 people will be organized.
During the first week (module 1), LIGHT4HEALTH Summer School participants will be introduced to lighting standards (HSW, Daylight and WELL).They are also going to discover flickers and glares (unified glare rating) for artificial lighting, as well as good and bad examples of lighting projects in workspace and learning environments (TBD). The second week (module 2) will focus on visual and non-visual lighting metrics, using the spectrometer to measure spectral power distribution (SPD), data collection and the CIE Toolkit. During the third week (module 3), we will touch upon the subjects of the user-orient smart lighting design, dynamic lighting in classrooms and offices that creates a natural flow of light, as well as investigate a mixed method that explores the connection between light, behavior and sound. Weeks four and five (modules 4 and 5) are devoted to working on the final lighting design project. The fifth week will end with presentations of final lighting design group projects (Lightplan) of an office or study space.
The coronavirus pandemic has slightly changed the timing of events within the LIGHT4HEALTH project, but the organizers hope that the third summer school in Copenhagen, Denmark will take place according to plan in the summer of 2021. It is going to top the cycle of meetings of the consortium partners and will be devoted to the impact of lighting on health and well-being in medical institutions.
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