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Lighting Research & Technology (LR&T) is one of the leading international peer reviewed journals, publishing the highest quality, original research. It publishes papers by authors from around the world on all aspects of the subject of light and lighting. 

To extend the reach of the journal, the LR&T Editorial Board have decided to make the featured opinion pieces free to access online.

Please see the most recent opinion pieces below:

Volume 54, 4 - Opinion: How Do We Define 'Healthy' Lighting
TM Brown Centre for Biological Timing, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK and
KP Wright Jr Sleep and Chronobiology Laboratory, Department of Integrative Physiology, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, USA

Volume 54, 3 - Opinion: Supporting PhD Students
Steve Fotios, PHD
University of Sheffield, UK
Volume 54, 2 - Opinion: Tailoring the Lighting Environment for a Halthier Ocular Growth
Raymond P. Najjar, PHD
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI)
Volume 54, 1 - Opinion: Wellbeing, Mood and Uncertainty
Peter Boyce, former LR&T Editor in Chief
Volume 53, 8 - Opinion: On the Skill to Specify
Christopher Cuttle, Ph.D, FSLL, FIESANZ, FIESNA, Wellington, New Zealand
Volume 53, 7 - Opinion: Should You Trust the Sun
Eleonora Brembilla, PHD
Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands

Volume 53, 6 - Opinion: Progress Through a Pandemic
Andrew Bissell
Partner at Ridge and Partners LLP

Volume 53, 4 - Opinion: Your Part in the Next Tracking Revolution
Luke Price
Public Health England

Volume 53, 3 - Opinion: Inconsistency in the Approach to Lighting in Local Government
Peter Harrison
Technical Director, Institute of Lighting Professionals (ILP)

Volume 53, 2 - Opinion: Daylight in Homes Must be Safeguarded
Ruth Kelly Waskett, PhD
Hoare Lea LLP, UK

Volume 53, 1 - Opinion: On becoming smart
Yvonne de Kort, PhD
Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Volume 52, 8 - Opinion: Lighting research during and after the pandemic
Belal Abboushi, PhD 
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Portland, OR, USA

Volume 52, 7 - Opinion: To UV or not to UV, that is the question
John O’Hagan and Marina Khazova
Public Health England, Chilton, UK

Volume 52, 6 - Opinion: Floodlighting guidelines to be updated
Krzysztof Skarżyński, PhD and Wojciech Żagan, DSc, PhD, Lighting Technology Division, Electrical Power Engineering Institute, Warsaw University of Technology

Volume 52, 5 - Opinion: Lessons learned from lifecycle assessments
Kevin Bertin, Laboratoire Plasma et Conversion d’Energie,
Universite´ de Toulouse; and Georges Zissis Ph.D. and Marc Mequignon Ph.D., Laboratoire d’Etudes et de Recherches, Applique´es en Sciences Sociales, Universite´ de Toulouse

Volume 52, Issue 4 - Opinion: Promoting Open Science
Jim Utley, Ph.D, School of Architecture, University of Sheffield, UK

Volume 52, Issue 3 - Opinion: Setting the stroboscopic visability threshold
Malgorzata Perz, Ph.D, Signify, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Volume 52, Issue 2 - Opinion: A Changed Understanding of Light and Lighting
Christopher Cuttle, Ph.D, FSLL, FIESANZ, FIESNA, Wellington, New Zealand

Volume 52, Issue 1 – Opinion: Daylight-artificial light integration: Research needs
Ciji Pearl Kurian, BTech, MTech, Ph.D, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Manipal Institute of Technology, A constituent institution of Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Manipal, India

Volume 51, Issue 8 – Opinion: Lighting as magic
Burkard Wördenweber, Phasix GmbH, Lippstadt, Germany

Volume 51, Issue 7 – Opinion: The role of energy efficiency in the light and health conversation
Andrea Wilkerson, Ph.D, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Portland, OR, USA


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