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Sustainable Lighting: Design for Human Wellbeing and Technological Development

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Sustainability and Applications".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2024 | Viewed by 172

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Department of Astronautical Electric and Energy Engineering, Sapienza University, 00185 Rome, Italy
Interests: lighting design; visual comfort; non-visual effects; photobiology; daylighting
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The principles of sustainability impose a new vision on lighting design, no more limited to the architecture and engineering fields, that requires a transdisciplinary approach. Research findings and technological development opened new perspectives that drive lighting design to sustainability. On one hand, the sustainability concept includes energy issues, which are mainly related to efficient lighting systems; on the other hand, it refers to human needs, which include visual comfort, psychological and physiological wellbeing, and health.

This Special Issue is aimed at collecting research findings on innovative approaches to lighting design, whose objects of study are the impact of lighting on human being and/or new lighting technologies.

In this Special Issue, original research articles and reviews are welcome. Research areas may include (but are not limited to) the following: lighting theory, indoor and outdoor lighting, electrical lighting and daylighting, lighting systems and sources, lighting technology, smart lighting, energy saving, LCA, and lighting metrics and indices.

I look forward to receiving your contributions.

Dr. Chiara Burattini
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • lighting design
  • human-centric lighting
  • lighting quality
  • energy efficiency
  • lighting sources
  • lighting management
  • lamp innovation
  • sustainable design for lighting systems
  • energy conservation

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