LR&T stalwart Peter Boyce is named Lux Person of 2017

Editor recognised for his 50-year career in lighting research

Dr Peter Boyce, the long-serving editor of the lighting industry’s peer-reviewed journal Lighting Research and Technology (LR&T), was named Lux Person of the Year 2017 in recognition of his outstanding contribution to lighting research.

Over a 50-year career in lighting research, Boyce has become a world authority of the interaction of people and lighting. Author of the seminal work Human factors in lighting, as well as numerous papers, article and book chapters, his insights have informed standards and practices for decades.

He is a Professor Emeritus at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, where he conducted research on: visual performance; visual comfort; circadian effects; emergency lighting; perceptions of safety; and lighting for driving.

Boyce is a fellow of both the Society of Light and Lighting, and of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, and, in 2008 took up the editorship of the quarterly journal LR&T.

SLL President Richard Caple said: ‘It was most fitting to see Dr Peter Boyce receive this award. A person that has contributed so much to lighting and the lighting industry, not to mention the service that the has given to the SLL, and who has influenced directly – or indirectly – most lighting people at some time. A highly worthy award winner.’