Carrasco takes title with new circadian light assessment tool

Winner announced at Light2Perform in December

Teresa Aguilar Carrasco has been named SLL Young Lighter 2023 for her project CircaLight, a new circadian light assessment tool for Grasshopper environment.

Carrasco was announced as the winner at Light2Perform in December, following the finals in November, when the four finalists presented their papers at LiGHT23, in Islington, London.

Carrasco, who graduated from the University of Seville in 2019, is a researcher in the Department of Architectural Construction at the Higher Technical School of Architecture of Seville, studying for a PhD in architecture. Her doctoral research encompasses lighting and energy efficiency, and focuses on the impact of lighting on visual comfort and the health of individuals, particularly its effect on circadian rhythms.

The judges felt that her work took a number of processes and presented a new way of tackling the challenges of daylight assessment of different metrics, delivering a consistent methodology to present and communicate the outcomes.

The other SLL Young Lighter 2023 finalists were: Anna Freiesleben (Michael Grubb Studio), Irene Mazzei (Edinburgh Napier University/Stoane Lighting) and Tom Ruddle (EGG Lighting). All received a cash prize, plus a year’s free SLL membership.

If you would like more information about the SLL Young Lighter competition and how to enter in 2024, email