News flash, Book Interior Lighting:
Today, August 26 2019, my new book "Interior Lighting"is published with Springer.
News flash, 2019:
Wout van Bommel starts this winter a series of ten 2-hour advanced lighting courses for lighting professionals for the Dutch Lighting Society: NSVV Verlichtings Collegetour. This tour will be repeated annually.
News flash, Lecture series for the university for seniors:
On four Tuesday mornings in October and November 2019, Wout van Bommel will lecture for non-lighting professionals (light-laymen) at the university for seniors (HOVO Brabant, TU/e Campus Eindhoven). Information and subscription: HOVO.
News flash, NSVV Wout van Bommel Award:
Today, February 11 2019, Wout van Bommel was the first to receive the NSVV Wout van Bommel Award named after him. This award of the Dutch Lighting Society, NSVV, will from now on be awarded annually.
News flash:
Wout van Bommel received the 2020 LIT Lifetime Achievement Award for Lighting Application Research

Fundamentals, Technology and Application


Fundamentals, Technology and Application


Prof. Wout van Bommel MSc has over 45 years of experience in road, sports, office, industrial, architectural lighting (indoor and outdoor). With his vast international experience in lighting application he advices as an independent Lighting Consultant, after his retirement from Philips Lighting,  lighting designers, researchers, companies  municipalities and governmental bodies. He assesses the quality of specifications of  lighting installations (certification). He presents papers in English, German and Dutch at congresses, symposia and workshops and teaches at lighting courses. He is available as a personal tutor for beginning presenters or those who want to improve their presentations.

Since more than 20 years Wout van Bommel is also specialized in the new subject of non-visual biological aspects of lighting influencing in turn our health and wellbeing. He gives basic and advanced lectures about lighting, health and wellbeing for both professional and laymen groups of people.

Sustainability must be key in lighting, especially because lighting uses 20% of the world's electricity. A good definition of sustainability in the context of lighting is: "balancing the positive effects of lighting on living beings with the negative impact of that lighting on the environment". Sustainability therefore not only asks for the use of the right lighting products and systems but also for the use of the right lighting specification based on the latest standards, recommendations and developments. Wout van Bommel is specialized in both these aspects.

Watch van Bommel's Philips Academy Webinar "Mesopic Vision and Road Lighting: the real story"