The International Journal of Sustainable Lighting (IJSL) is the successor of the former Ingineria Iluminatului - Journal of Lighting Engineering, issued in Romania starting with 1999. IJSL aims to become an internationally recognized journal and to complement the existing prestigious lighting journals with an emphasis on emerging lighting issues including light pollution, chronobiology, sustainable buildings by extending its readers and authors to the worldwide lighting communities. The IJSL is an open access journal and is published bi-annaully in June, and December each year.

Aims and Scope

The International Journal of Sustainable Lighting is based on a change of paradigm from energy-efficiency to trans-disciplinarity (including energy, ecology, biology, green buildings, astronomy); it is a peer reviewed scientific journal encompassing experimental, theoretical and applied research results with respect to field of sustainable lighting. It provides a forum for architects, engineers, biologists and researchers involved in the design, operation, construction and utilization of lighting.

The foremost objective is to give a quality online publication to our readers and authors. In this pursuit, our effort focuses upon quality publishing and an unquestioned commitment to the highest standards of professional and corporate ethics.


Jeong Tai Kim, Professor, Kyung Hee University, Republic of Korea

Dorin Beu, Professor, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Executive Editor

Geun Young Yun, Associate Professor, Kyung Hee University, Republic of Korea




Direct assessment of the sensitivity drift of SQM sensors installed outdoors

Salvador Bará, Enric Marco, Salvador J. Ribas, Manuel Garcia Gil, Alejandro Sánchez de Miguel, Jaime Zamorano


The GONet (Ground Observing Network) Camera: An Inexpensive Light Pollution Monitoring System

Ken Walczak, Grace Crim, Thane Gesite, Salome Habtemichael, Jack Morgan, Cynthia Tarr, Laris Turkic, Jeff Wiedemann




LuMinAves: cooperative research and mitigation of light pollution impacts in seabirds

Elizabeth Atchoi, Airam Rodríguez, Tânia Pipa, Carlos Silva, Azucena Martín, Yarci Acosta, Cátia Gouveia, Gilberto Carreira, Sofia Garcia, Dília Menezes


User-oriented nightscape lighting (UONL)

Maedeh Pourfathollah, Mohammadhavad Mahdavinejad, Mojtaba Ansari, Hosna Shams dolatabadi, Maryam Arbab