LIGHTEN was established in 2010 to develop intelligent lighting controls to improve daily life and well-being. LIGHTEN is the company behind the PILCS concept and development of intelligent, personalized lighting to increase well-being and performance. Thus, the PILCS project is at the core of the business of the company, and it will provide opportunity to finalize developments and bring the system onto the market shortly after the product period ends. In addition to the extensive knowledge and experience in the field of intelligent and personalized lighting, the two founders also have extensive knowledge and experience in sales and marketing and will play a role in both fields in the PILCS project.


Role in PILCS project

LIGHTEN will be involved in product development as well as in exploitation and dissemination and protection of project results and as the coordinator, takes part in WP1 (End-user characterization and lighting system specifications), WP2 (Development of PILCS algorithms, models and components), WP3 (Test and evaluation), WP4 (Management), and WP5 (Dissemination).



MOTO is a design and development company that specializes in cutting edge solid-state lighting and solid-state visual solutions. The company objective is helping clients to evolve their product portfolio and to move from product ideas into real solutions. MOTO's clients are typically international companies from the architectural lighting market.

The PILCS project falls completely within the core business of MOTO. The company specializes in intelligent lighting and visual solutions and participation in the project provides excellent opportunities for cooperation with other experts in the field and also provides qualified end-user tests, which can be integrated in product design. Previous contacts between LIGHTEN and MOTO MUTO have already generated substantial interest in the concept of personalized lighting.


Role in PILCS project

MOTO is involved in developments and will construct the necessary algorithms, software etc. including integration of the end-user test results. MOTO participates primarily in WP1 (End-user characterization and lighting system specifications), WP2 (Development of PILCS algorithms, models and components), and WP3 (Test and evaluation).



TU/e is an international research university specializing in engineering science & technology. TU/e’s education, research and knowledge valorisation program contribute to 1) science for society: solving the major societal issues and boosting prosperity and welfare by focusing on the Strategic Areas of Energy, Health and Smart Mobility, 2) science for industry: the development of technological innovation in cooperation with industry, and 3) science for science: progress in engineering sciences through excellence in key research cores and innovation in education.


TU/e’s Human-Technology Interaction (HTI) group combines domains of HCI, social and environmental psychology, perception and presence research and has built up substantial expertise in the area of stress and restoration, alertness and vitality, performance effects, (tele)presence, social digital media, persuasive and health technology, lighting technology and game experience. The group has been internationally acclaimed for perception research and has become established as a major centre of excellence in human-technology interaction research. The central research mission is investigating and optimizing interactions between people, systems, and environments, in the service of a socially and ecologically sustainable society, fostering a unique combination of social science, ICT, built environment, and ecology. Prof Yvonne de Kort and Dr Karin Smolders have an extensive expertise in light’s effects on vitality, alertness and performance via image-forming and non-image forming pathways.

Role in PILCS project


TU/e-HTI will perform psychological research, investigating the contribution of dynamic lighting and personal control in promoting health, wellbeing and performance in the workplace. Within the PILCS project, TU/e – HTI is responsible for:

  • Literature review and research update on people’ s lighting needs with a particular focus on light scenarios at the work place.
  • Requirements specification for dynamic, personalized lighting scenarios and user controls for the PILCS system
  • Planning & performing a field test to assess the effectiveness, usability and user experience of the PILCS prototype HTI participates primarily in WP1 (End-user characterization and lighting system specifications), WP3 (Test and evaluation), and WP5 (Dissemination).





Glamox is a leading supplier of lighting solutions for the professional industry. The company produces indoor and outdoor luminaires for industrial, healthcare, educational and office environments. Glamox’ origins are in Norway but with factories and customers all over the world. Human Centric Lighting solutions are an important part of the product offering because of the benefit to human work environments. Please read more on


Sponsor role

Glamox Luxo has kindly supplied the 30 high-end tunable luminaires that the PILCS project employed in the field study of the PILCS prototype



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