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Naomi Miller

Naomi Miller

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Portland Office
Portland, OR 97204
(503) 417-7571


Naomi Miller has been a Senior Lighting Research Scientist since joining PNNL in 2009. Ms. Miller's work focuses on bridging the knowledge gap between technology and application. She works with clients and stakeholders to overcome the hurdles facing the adoption of energy efficient lighting products. Her research also focuses on lighting quality and the human impacts of light.

Prior to coming to PNNL, Ms. Miller was the Principal of Naomi Miller Lighting Design in Troy, New York. With over 30 architectural lighting design awards, Ms. Miller is a nationally recognized expert in the field of lighting. She chaired the Illuminating Engineering Society's (IES) Quality of the Visual Environment committee for 8 years and was a principal member of the writing team for the IES's Light + Design: A Guide to Designing Quality Lighting for People and Buildings. She currently serves on the Illuminating Engineering Society's Board of Directors and is both a Fellow of the IES and the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD)

Research Interests

  • Lighting quality,
  • Health effects of light and light quality
  • Lighting energy efficiency & sustainability

Education and Credentials

  • BS in Art and Design (Architecture), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1978
  • MS in Lighting, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2000

PNNL Publications


  • Hickcox K.S., S. Fotios, B.K. Abboushi, and N.J. Miller. 2022. "Correspondence: A new two-step approach for evaluating discomfort from glare." Lighting Research & Technology 54, no. 1:91-92. PNNL-SA-167574. doi:10.1177/14771535211071133


  • Kyba C., A. Ruby, H.U. Kuechly, B.R. Kinzey, N.J. Miller, J. Sanders, and J. Barentin, et al. 2021. "Direct measurement of the contribution of street lighting to satellite observations of nighttime light emissions from urban areas." Lighting Research & Technology 53, no. 3:189-211. PNNL-SA-146904. doi:10.1177/1477153520958463


  • Baier R., E. McCreedy, N.J. Miller, E.N. Waggoner, S. Stringer, D.R. Gifford, and R. Uth, et al. 2020. "Impact of Tuned Lighting on Skilled Nursing Center Residents' Sleep." Senior Housing & Care Journal 28, no. 1:3-9. PNNL-SA-154726.
  • Miller N.J., and A.C. Irvin. 2020. "M/P Ratios-A Call for Consistency." LD+A Magazine 50, no. 2:12-14. PNNL-SA-152939.


  • Leon F.A., J.A. McIntosh, A.J. Rutz, N.J. Miller, and M.P. Royer. 2019. Characterizing Photometric Flicker - Handheld Meters. PNNL-28203. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Characterizing Photometric Flicker - Handheld Meters
  • Miller N.J., and F.A. Leon. 2019. "Fighting Flicker." LD+A Magazine 49, no. 2:16-20. PNNL-SA-140257.


  • Miller N.J., and B.R. Kinzey. 2018. "Home Nighttime Light Exposures: How much are we really getting?." LD+A Magazine. PNNL-SA-131837.








  • Lehman B., A. Wilkins, S. Berman, M.E. Poplawski, and N.J. Miller. 2011. "Proposing Measures of Flicker in the Low Frequencies for Lighting Applications." LEUKOS - The Journal of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America 7, no. 3:189-195. PNNL-SA-77242.
  • Miller N.J. 2011. Demonstration of LED Retrofit Lamps at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. PNNL-20711. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Demonstration of LED Retrofit Lamps at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
  • Poplawski M.E., and N.J. Miller. 2011. "Exploring Flicker in Solid State Lighting: What you Might Find, and How to Deal With It." In Illuminating Engineering Society of North America Annual Conference, October 31-November 1, 2011, Austin, Texas, 52-56. New York, New York:Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES). PNNL-SA-83201.
  • Richman E.E., B.R. Kinzey, and N.J. Miller. 2011. Laboratory Evaluation of LED T8 Replacement Lamp Products. PNNL-20404. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Laboratory Evaluation of LED T8 Replacement Lamp Products


Energy and Environment

Core Research Areas