Since its first commercial success over 100 years ago, the electric light has quite literally changed the world, perhaps more than any other innovation. It paved the way for many of the things we take for granted today: fast transportation, reliable electricity grids, and safe cities, to name a few. During those 100 years, improvements have focused on increasing efficiency, quality, and visual acuity while decreasing cost – all very worthwhile goals. At the same time, the simplicity and reliability of electric lighting has enabled us to extend day into night, wreaking havoc on our bodies’ internal clocks, which have worked so well for millennia.
It’s time to change that. Using the latest in semiconductor-based lighting technology and internet-connected control systems, the dLUX Lighting Lab is finding out what makes light not only energy efficient, high quality, and affordable, but also ideal for our health. We envision a future of light that is adaptable, personalizable, and intuitive, optimized for individual and collective well-being. We’re pushing toward that future by dialing in many characteristics of light, most of which have been overlooked. Our diverse team of researchers and partners know that the journey won’t be easy or straightforward, but we are convinced the cause is worth the effort (and occasional lack of sleep). Whether you are eight or eighty years old, in perfect health or afflicted with a disorder, we believe high-quality light is essential for everyone.