Light is one of the most important elements for residential and work spaces, which affects visual performance, comfort, productivity and well-being. The measures that quantify the characteristics of a light source are derived directly from the spectral power distribution (SPD). In addition the SPD is an important factor influencing the quality of a light source. However, measuring light source spectrum with traditional spectrometers is expensive, difficult to adapt to normal spaces, and hard to integrate with other systems. To address these challenges, a low-cost spectrometer was developed using an Artificial Neural Network, with a resolution of 5 nm in the visible spectrum. The reconstructed SPD has an error lower than 2% and allows the derivation of measurements to characterize the colour quality of light sources. Additionally, the device has wireless communication (Bluetooth and Wi-Fi) in real time, which allows integration into lighting control applications and other Internet of things (IoT) applications.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Civil and Structural Engineering
- Building and Construction
- Mechanical Engineering
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering