€3.27m grant announced for Chronolite, headed by Hamburg Aviation member jetlite

On 25 November 2022, State Secretary Hartmut Höppner of the Federal Digital and Transport Ministry handed over the certificates for the "Chronolite" project, representing a grant of €3.27 million. As part of the project, a Germany-wide consortium of companies and research institutions, led by the initiator and Hamburg Aviation member jetlite GmbH, is working on an industry standard for chronobiologically effective lighting. The project is part of the innovation offensive called "Artificial Intelligence in Mobility".

Every person has an individual internal (chronobiological) clock that regulates important bodily functions, such as the degree of alertness during the day and sleep at night. If we live contrary to this, e.g. due to travel activities, this has negative effects on our health. The use of chronobiologically effective lighting can support the inner clock in its natural function, bring it back into sync, demonstrably improve our well-being and make a preventive contribution to preventing diseases of the sleep-wake rhythm.
prevent diseases of the sleep-wake cycle. After all, light is the most important zeitgeber of the inner clock. However, up to now there is neither an industrial standard for a corresponding lighting control, nor are there standardised requirements for light quality and chronobiological effectiveness.

In the Chronolite project, industrial companies and research institutes are dealing with this problem and
problem and the development of an IoT (Internet of Things) industry standard for chronobiologically effective lighting in the mobility sector and related life contexts. In addition to jetlite GmbH from Hamburg, as initiator and consortium leader, the automotive supplier HELLA from Lippstadt, the Technical University of Ilmenau, Dreitausendsassa GmbH from Hamburg, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, the Institut für experimentelle Psychophysiologie GmbH from Düsseldorf and HMKW Hochschule für Medien, Kommunikation und Wirtschaft from Berlin, are further project partners.

The German Centre for Rail Transport Research from Dresden, Flughafen Dortmund GmbH and Lufthansa Technik AG from Hamburg support the research project as associated partners. The project has a duration of 30 months and ends in December 2024.