LED technology is quickly replacing compact fluorescent and metal-halide fixtures in commercial lighting applications. LED lighting offers many well-documented benefits. One of the biggest benefits, long life, actually creates challenges over time. While all forms of lighting technology exhibit change and degradation over time, the LED's long life means those changes can become impactful before the LED burns out. The LMIoT series of sensors are uniquely tailored to monitor these changes over time including light output degradation and chromaticity shift. The embedded RTGOM technology can also monitor flicker in real-time to identify faulty or failing light fixtures before they create health issues.
The amount of time, thought, and energy that goes into an art exhibit goes largely unnoticed. Experience designers are not only responsible for presenting the collection in the "right light" (and at the right location, at the right time, to the right audience) but also for preserving the collections. These teams know all about ultraviolet light, correlated color temperature, lighting levels, and the impact that changes in temperature and humidity have on the livelihood of collections. They are also ever wanting to know more about the impact of art work selection and placement on viewing patterns. The LMIoT series of smart sensors provides ubiquitous, real-time monitoring of all these variables allowing both the viewing experience and the collection preservation efforts to be optimized.
The term "Ergonomic Lighting" has taken the findings of circadian rhythm research and applied it to the lighting industry. At a crude level it is an application of the basic premise that bright light makes people alert while soft, yellowish light helps people relax. Las Vegas has operated on the former principle for decades, and smart phone manufacturers have leveraged the latter in their "night time" color modes. At a scientific level, however, it is about light waves measured in nanometers (a billionth of a meter) that impact neurological pathways within the brain and actually regulate the processing of hormones. International efforts, including the WELL Building Standard, include lighting guidelines to enhance comfort and health. For organizations this translates into higher job satisfaction, organizational commitment, and productivity.
Have you ever driven by a greenhouse at night and noticed its interior is lighted with purple light? That's because purple light is a combination of red and blue light. Blue light has been shown to be related to chlorophyll production, which creates strong stems and leaves. Red light has been shown to help the plant produce more fruit. Green light, on the other hand, is largely reflected by the plant, which is why it appears green during the day. With the advent of LED lighting, growers can deliver only blue and red light and not green. The result is operational cost savings with no degradation in productivity. But the research does not stop here. Within "Blue" and "Red" light are many other smaller wavelengths of light, each of which may have an impact on the production and potency of the plant. The LMIoT series of Smart Sensors allows real-time monitoring throughout the crop, over natural and artificial lighting conditions. This data can be used for real-time adjustments as well as longitudinal studies to better understand the impacts of the full light spectrum on the productivity and quality of the plant.