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LR&T Opinion Pieces

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. 

In order to extend the reach of the jounal, 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 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 Skar_zyn´ ski PhD and Wojciech Z _ agan 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 W├Ârdenweber, 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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