Light and Colour Science Research Laboratory

Head of Laboratory

Ferenc Szabó, PhD, associate professor

Phone: +36-88-624-000 / 6072

E-mail:

Website: http://vision.uni-pannon.hu

The activity of the research laboratory

The Light and Color Science Research Laboratory deals with the measurement of optical radiation, light and color and the psychological processing of visual information, including the color management of computer peripherals. The infrastructural background of the research is one of the most well-equipped photometric laboratories in Central Europe.

The research laboratory has also participated in a number of national and European Union projects in the field of museum lighting, as part of the LED4ART project for the development of a new lighting system of the Sixtus Chapel of the Vatican in the SSL4EU project aimed at facilitating the indoor use of light emitting diodes, the better definition of the spectral sensitivity of the twilight vision in the MOVE project and the development of intelligent LED automotive headlamps in the ISLE project.

Photometric and colorimetric examination of solid state light sources

The Laboratory is prepared for the examination of light sources and lighting fixtures, in the field of laboratory (light intensity, luminous flux, light distribution, color and color reproduction, life span and electrical / thermal properties). Such tests have been carried out or carried out by several international and national programs. Among them, the development of a LED car light developed in the framework of international cooperation is also outstanding, as well as contributing to the development of the national award-winning street lighting luminaire and the development of a new color fidelity determination method.

Vision psychophysical investigations

Based on our laboratory tests, we have developed energy efficient interior and exterior lighting systems, and we have developed an LED light source optimized for home lighting in international projects. In the framework of another project, we are working on energy-efficient museum lighting that is optimal for color appearance and non-disruptive for paintings. The state-of-the-art laboratory equipment of the lab allows you to carry out full scale visual experiments in real or virtual spaces with eye tracking.

Our core research activities

Among the activities of the laboratory, the basic research activities are also highly emphasized. We are looking for a better way of describing lightness perception. Based on our psychophysical examinations of twilight vision, a new international standard has been developed that can contribute to the development of more energy-efficient forms of public lighting systems. We have developed a new color harmony model and we are actively involved in the development of standard color matching functions for the better description of the colors, in order to develop a new version of today's requirements.

The Research Laboratory is open to carrying out studies in the subject area, contributing to research projects.

Selected publications:

  • F. Szabó, P. Bodrogi, J. Schanda: Experimental Modelling of Colour Harmony, Color Research and Application 2010, 35:1, 34-49, impakt faktor: 0.753 (2010), 10.1002/col.20558, ISSN: 0361-2317, Online ISSN: 1520-6378

  • P. Csuti, J. Schanda: Colour matching experiments with RGB-LEDs, Color Research and Application 33:(2) pp. 108-112. (2008) impakt faktor: 1.0

  • F. Szabó, P. Bodrogi, J. Schanda: A Colour Harmony Rendering Index Based on Predictions of Colour Harmony Impression, Lighting Research and Technology 2009 41: 165-182., impakt faktor: 1.256 (2009), Online ISSN: 1477-0938 Print ISSN: 1477-1535

  • F. Szabó, P. Csuti, J. Schanda: Spectrally tuneable LED Lighting Simulator Laboratory Room at University of Pannonia, Przeglad-Elektrotechniczny 2013, impakt faktor: 0.244 (2011), ISSN 0033-2097

  • J. Schanda, P. Csuti, F. Szabó, P. Bhusal, L. Halonen: Introduction to a study of preferred colour rendering of light sources, Lighting Research and Technology 2015 47:1 28-35., impakt faktor: 1.691 (2014), Online ISSN: 1477-0938 Print ISSN: 1477-1535

  • J. Schanda, P. Csuti, F. Szabó: Colour fidelity for picture gallery illumination, Part 1: Determining optimum LED spectrum, Lighting Research and Technology 2015 47:5 513-521, impakt faktor: 1.691 (2014), Online ISSN: 1477-0938 Print ISSN: 1477-1535

  • P. Csuti, A. Fáy, J. Schanda, F. Szabó, V. Tátrai: Colour fidelity for picture gallery illumination, Part 2: Test sample selection - museum tests, Lighting Research and Technology, 2015 47:5 522-532, impakt faktor: 1.691 (2014), Online ISSN: 1477-0938 Print ISSN: 1477-1535

  • F. Szabó, R. Kéri, J. Schanda, P. Csuti, E. Mihálykó Orbán: A study of preferred colour rendering of light sources: Home Lighting, Lighting Research and Technology, 2016 48:2 103-125, impakt faktor: 1.691 (2014), Online ISSN: 1477-0938 Print ISSN: 1477-1535

  • F. Szabó, R. Kéri, A. Wilm, J. Schanda, P. Csuti, E. Baur: A study of preferred colour rendering of light sources: Shop Lighting, Lighting Research and Technology, 2016 48:3 286-306, impakt faktor: 1.691 (2014), Online ISSN: 1477-0938 Print ISSN: 1477-1535

  • J. Schanda, P. Csuti, F. Szabó: A new concept of colour fidelity for museum lighting, LEUKOS: The Journal of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, Colour Rendering Issue, 2014, impact factor: 0.958 (2014), DOI: 10.1080/15502724.2014.978503

Introduction of the head of the research laboratory

Ferenc Szabó, associate professor of Pannon University, graduated from the University of Veszprém in IT (MSc) and graduated in electrical engineering (BSc) from Pannon University. At the Pannon University's Virtual Environments and Lecture Laboratory, Prof. János Schanda studied the color quality issues of modern light sources, writing his PhD dissertation. He is a co-worker of the Light and Colour Science Research Laboratory, formerly "Virtual Environments and Imaging Technologies Research Laboratory" and "Color and Multimedia Laboratory", leader of research topics, national and EU projects, industrial co-operations. He is a member of several technical committees of the International Commission on Illumination (CIE), who are working to clarify the basic issues of light and color. In 2009, she won the British Society of Light and Lighting Leon Gaster Award, and in 2015 he was elected to the outstanding young researcher of the year at MTA VEAB. He is a member of the reviewing staff of the American scientific journal Color Research & Application, Optics Express, LEUKOS and British scientific journal Lighting Research & Technology.

the project is supported
hungarys renewal
szechenyi plan
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