Since 2017 the lighting technology and solution partners Tridonic, iGuzzini, Fagerhult and Zumtobel have teamed up with Aalborg University, Copenhagen, to develop and scientifically validate the ambitious Double Dynamic Lighting (DDL) concept. During these years, four studies has been Carried out at Aalborg University in Copenhagen, under the leading of Head of the Lighting Design Research Group professor Ellen Kathrine Hansen.
How to explain something simple
Double Dynamic Lighting is, for some, not a new subject. But it was not an easy Task to define the concepts for the dynamics of the daylight and translate this into parameters that could be tested in lab and field tests and finally end up with a design guideline.
- In this case we had an idea that in a way is very basic, referring to a natural phenomenon, we all have a the variations in daylight we all desire – and yet the research process is something very complex, Hansen explains. We needed evidence on this basic level, to make a general concept that is research based and applicable in a broad manner. So we set up this basic, but also ambitious, target to see if we could define the qualities of the dynamic daylight, and translate it into general design parameters.
To be able to narrow it down to a research project, the group started by describing and defining – “What is it we talk about when we talk about the qualities of dynamic light?”.
- I have a background in architecture, and a spacious understanding of lighting in space, Hansen elaborates. I have had the feeling for a long time, that we could do so much with dynamic and electrical lighting – to complement the qualities of the daylight. Some of the most important qualities of the daylight is the dynamics of the daylight, that is so difficult to grasp, and define – because it is endless in its variations. It is probably the design element that affects us the most.