ENLIGHTENme is the first systematic study to link lighting conditions, health statistics and an analysis of socio-economic inequalities. An Europe-wide research (financed by the EU Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme) which is still ongoing (it will last four years), but the main hypotheses of which are an unprecedented novelty.

Using a trans-disciplinary approach and involving elderly people together with interested local parties and experts in the co-planning of lighting innovations, ENLIGHTENme will develop a new approach to urban lighting policies and programmes. Moreover, it will implement a system of intelligent lighting controls that will enable researchers to verify not only energy and operational savings, but also the effects on citizens’ health, wellbeing and quality of life.

Throughout the project, the consortium in charge of it will be able to achieve exceptional results in different sectors in terms of new concepts and approaches, new applications and operational innovations, new products and services, and innovative knowledge.



The stars look down, but we don’t see them. Philosophical and ethical aspects of urban lighting

Mirko Ancillotti e Deborah Mascalzoni

Towards innovative urban lighting policies. The ENLIGHTENme project

Elisa Conticelli, Giulia Marzani e Simona Tondelli

The impact of lighting on people’s health and wellbeing. A multidisciplinary approach

Giulia Marzani, Elisa Conticelli, Peter Liljenberg, Sif Enevold, Jasmine van der Pol

Lighting for better ageing

Elettra Bordonaro, Joanne Entwistle, Don Slater  

Building knowledge about lighting for health and wellbeing

Aitziber Egusquisa Ortega, Don Slater Giulia Marzani 

ENLIGHTENme: how light affects our health and wellbeing

Francesco Nardi, Martina Romagnoli, Chiara La Morgia, Laura Maria Beatrice Belotti, Elisa Baldin, Flavia Baccari, Leonardo Caporali, Giulia Amore, Corrado Zenesini, Luca Vignatelli, Eleonora Pizzi, Alberto Pasti, Valerio Carelli, Francesco Nonino

Visual and non-visual effects of lighting

Laura Bellia