Our history

2012

BrainLit is founded by Tord Wingren, who submits the first patent – the system patent – and becomes its first chairman of the board and CEO. 

2013

Tord Wingren lectures at exhibitions and conferences on BrainLit’s vision for BioCentric Lighting™. Vinnova approves the company’s joint application with Lund University for ICT-lighting, which becomes the company’s first commercial project. BrainLit’s first patent is registered, in the United States.

2014

The Nobel Prize in Physics is awarded for the invention of blue light diodes, which enables white LED light. BrainLit joins the Swedish Energy Agency in a project collaborating with a scientist team led by Thorbjörn Laike.

2015

BrainLit grows to five employees, and BrainLit’s Scientific Advisory Board is formed, with Klas Sjöberg named its chairman. 

2016

A study showing significant improvements in the sleeping patterns of students who use BCL™ is published at Lund University. 

2017

The Nobel Prize in Physiology is awarded to the discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm. BrainLit’s project with Helsingborg (SWE) Hospital’s Neonatal Ward is announced. BrainLit secures its first large-scale order from one of Sweden’s leading property owners.

2018

BrainLit moves into a larger location and forms a Commercial Advisory Board.

2019

BrainLit secures an additional funding round to fund global expansion, hiring Niclas Olsson as CEO. A growing customer list includes national and international accounts with companies such as Sony and Swedbank. BrainLit opens its office in North America.

2020

A study is published by scientists at The Technical University of Denmark which proves a substantial improvement of students’ study results in mathematics when spending time in BCL™. BrainLit Alven™ is launched as the world’s first free-standing BioCentric Lighting™ solution.  

2021

BrainLit announces the launch of BrainLit UVen, which combines disinfecting UV-C lighting with healthy BioCentric Lighting™.