Peter Boyce

Peter Boyce

Editor-in-Chief, Lighting Research and Technology
Peter Boyce has spent most of his career working in the field of lighting. From1966-1990 he was a Research Officer at the Electricity Council Research Centre in England. There, he conducted research on visual fatigue, the influence of age on visual performance, visual problems associated with viewing computer screens, hue discrimination, safe lighting for emergency conditions, and security lighting.  From 1990–2004 he was Head of Human Factors at the Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. There, he conducted research on visual performance, visual comfort, circadian effects, emergency lighting, perceptions of safety, and lighting for driving and directed lighting evaluations and product testing. Since 2008 he has been the Technical Editor of the journal “Lighting Research and Technology”. He is a Fellow of both the Society of Light and Lighting and of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America and has received awards from both bodies for his work. He is a recognized authority on the interaction of people and lighting, being the author of the classic text “Human Factors in Lighting”, as well as numerous book chapters, papers and articles.