More than light
Smart Lighting is a heterogeneous lighting technology area, integrating among others sensor and control technology, as well as information & communication technology, which leads to higher efficiencies and a lower CO2 footprint in the use of electrical energy, in combination with enhanced functionalities and interfaces of lighting in ambient, commercial and public domain.
Smart lighting enables lighting functions to become dynamic (in wavelengths and intensity), interactive (control), and adaptive (demand), i.e. to become more intelligent. The lighting value chain will be further extended by integrating all options of natural light and digital lighting solutions that respect the biology of human beings, and which make better and more efficient use of the combined functionalities and interfaces offered.
Benefits of biologically efficient lighting include improved sleep/wake cycle, daily changes in alertness, performance and mood (circadian changes) as well as responses to seasonal changes.
Spectrum is key
Color, CCT or CRI are simplifications that are useful for illumination. However, when physical and biological processes are involved we need to deal with spectra. Color has no physical meaning and only applies to the human visual system.
This means that, i.e., for a full understanding of the interactions between light and our brain it is necessary to work with the energy distribution of the photons impinging the dedicated cells in our central nervous system (CNS), this is, the spectrum of light.
The specific part of neuroscience that studies this topic is known by scientists as the “non-visual paths of lighting” as opposed to those paths that enable vision, which are related to color.
The same applies for biological processes, i.e., plant growth or light for horticulture, since photosynthesis efficiency strongly depends on the chlorophyll absorption spectrum.
Multi-channel is the way
In our products, we are committed to the highest standards with regards to spectral accuracy and precision.
This implies the use of multichannel LED engines that span the visible range without gaps in the SPD (spectral power distribution). Flatness is achieved thanks to a careful combination of single-peak LEDs and phosphor-converted LEDs. Wavelength shifts are compensated for via feedback from an onboard spectroradiometer.
Solar spectral power distribution
Thanks to our multi-channel light engines, any light spectrum can be mimicked (i.e. Sunlight), while other RGB-based technologies only cover a limited part of the visible spectrum.
You take the control
We give you full control of light. With Ledmotive products you can expect:
- Exact spectral match to any light source (natural or artificial)
- User selection between light quality and energy efficiency (highest CRI, CQS,…)
- LED modules for either mass market of professional usage
- Color consistency over time: optical feedback through and integrated mini-spectrometer
- Real time control and monitoring: Connected to the Internet of Things
- Professional Light Creator® software and mobile app (Customer version)
Read our Application Notes for Hospitals, Offices and 24/7 control rooms: