Midwest Lighting Institute (MLI) is a 501(c)3 non-profit company. The initial funding for start-up and preliminary studies was provided through contributions from Energy Performance Lighting LLC. Energy Performance Lighting is a for-profit design-build lighting company. The company shares MLI’s passion for developing lighting strategies based on human physiological response as well as energy savings.

Midwest Lighting Institute has also received funding from Stoughton Utilities, WPPI Energy and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

MLI is seeking grants from other institutions to further studies on the effect of light on human health, productivity, and safety.  LED lighting is rapidly being adopted across the world. Now is the time to understand how light affects us physiologically as we upgrade lighting instead of only taking energy savings into consideration.