Light Emitting Diode technology has revolutionized the lighting industry by dramatically reducing the power required for illumination. However, constant research in the photonics industry continues to push the envelope in another direction, offering new spectral possibilities for lighting applications. The result is that lighting designers have access to a growing palette of colors to customize their lighting design. At the same time, photobiological, and photochemical research reveals the intimate connection between light and the biological, chemical and physical world. This opens up a completely new application area – wavelength specific lighting, and a new kind of engineering, spectrum engineering.
Everything from circadian rhythms to plant growth cycles are synchronized to light. Designers can now take various combinations of monochromatic LED light sources and combine them to optimize a spectrum for a specific life function. The Dark Sky protocol that protects wildlife from unnatural nightlight, lighting to keep shift workers alert, lights that repel pests, or horticultural lighting tuned to specific species and stages of plant growth are just the tip of the iceberg for wavelength specific lighting applications. Other examples of spectrum engineering are high CRI lighting to aid human inspection, while selective color temperatures can be used in supermarkets to enhance fruits, meat, bread, vegetables and seafood and vegetables.
CRS Electronic’s years of experience in custom LED applications and spectrum engineering, combined with our industrial design experience allows us to customize wavelength specific lighting for your unique commercial or industrial lighting application.