Existing Space Evaluation

  • Day light penetration into distance areas
  • Color temperature throughout the space
  • Flicker / SVM hazards
  • Occupancy patterns

Pre-Occupancy Audit

  • Illuminance (Lux/Fc) verification
  • Circadian / Melanopic Lux verification
  • Color temperature verification
  • Low flicker / SVM verification

On-Going Monitoring

  • Time-of-day, week-of-year monitoring
  • Circadian-lighting alerts, bound by time-of-day
  • Light-level compliance monitoring for task and production areas
  • Detection of maintenance-induced color or flicker impacts

New Exhibition Space Evaluation

  • Illuminance levels near collection display
  • Color temperature and spectral distribution throughout the day
  • Temperature throughout viewing trends and solar cycle 

Back-of-House Monitoring

  • Real-time temperature and RH alerts in rarely-visited storage spaces
  • Light-detection alerts in photo-sensitive storage
  • Motion alerts

Passive Care Techniques

  • Baseline inner rooms, outer rooms, and basement areas prior to testing passive techniques 
  • Easily collect and organize A/B testing by changing the sensor-name to match the condition
  • Peace-of-mind alerting to increase confidence in passive techniques 

HVAC Alerting

  • Real-Time Alerting on out-of-range temperature or relative humidity
  • Simple multi-point monitoring throughout the production space
  • Human presence (enter/exit) impacts on temperature and RH
  • Trending of temperature stability over daylight conditions

"Flicker" Related Safety Monitoring

  • Resolve Temporal Lighting Aritifacts (TLAs) that can become real human safety issues
  • Immediately detect and alert on any maintenance-induced flicker issues
  • Detect potential flicker conditions impacting employee comfort and productivity

Multi-Variate Research

  • One sensor, lots of variables
  • Trend all variables over time, including impact on human presence
  • Add productivity and bio-feedback data to analyze relative to environmental variables

Flicker Research

  • Easily track flicker data in multiple environments and analyze impacts on comfort
  • Track flicker variables throughout daylight impacts
  • Scale-out research in dormitory, barracks, home, etc.

Circadian Research

  • Track Melanopic Lux and M/P ratio over time
  • Track spectral impacts of daylight + artificial light throughout the day and year
  • Capture full spectral power distribution over time for later analysis or real-time adjustment

Remote Meter

  • Remote metering of one or more locations
  • Real-time meter readings available anywhere there is an Internet connection
  • Illuminance, Spectral Power Density, Flicker
  • Beyond light: Temperature, RH, Motion

Signage Monitor

  • Brand management
  • Detect letter or segment outage
  • Detect brown-outs within letters or segments
  • Email alerts to corporate managers and maintenance personnel

Safety and Security

  • Central detection of safety light outages (parking lots, egress, etc.)
  • Monitoring of critical security camera lighting

LED Lighting

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 IRIS 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.

Light Level Monitoring (i.e. L70)
Correlated Color Temperature
Flicker Monitoring
Work Surface Monitoring
Low Light Egress Monitoring
Actual Lumens/Watt Derivation

Collections Management

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 IRIS 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.

Lux Monitoring
Correlated Color Temperature
Motion Sensing Traffic Patterns
Temperature Monitoring
Relative Humidity
Instant Alerts

Ergonomic Lighting

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.

Photopic Lux
Melanopic Lux
Correlated Color Temperature

Grow

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.

350-800nm IoT Spectrometer
Temperature Monitoring
Relative Humidity