A company called Wave Illumination based in Largo, Florida has introduced a light measurement device called WaveGo that works with a smartphone app. The small device plugs into a smartphone, and according to Wave Illumination, it offers simple measurement for characterization of light sources. Furthermore, the company says that the device is accurate in its light source measurements including lux, absolute irradiance, color temperature, color rendering, Melanopic lux, TM30, and PAR.
The device uses a smartphone app to manage the data. The company claims that WaveGo’s compact size and connected data management make it an testing and prove quality at a lighting factory and on field sales calls.A miniature spectrometer with 3 nm optical resolution reportedly provides highly accurate light measurement over the 350-800 nm wavelength range, from 1-1,000,000 lux.
WaveGo Captures Single and Continuous Measurements
Wave Illumination says that the app captures single and continuous measurements with one touch. Users can select any combination of measures including absolute irradiance spectrum, lux, CIE 1931 color, CRI (Ra, R1-15), TM30 (Rf & Rg), and PAR for each measurement taken. The company claims that the app and the device have virtually no learning curve. Wave Illumination says that plant engineers can utilize WaveGo to verify quality throughout the manufacturing process. Also, the firm says that even in the field, sales staff can use the WaveGo to demonstrate conformance to specifications.
Measurement results include a GPS location tag to track multiple measurement sites. Data from the measurements can be saved on the phone, as well as viewed and exported via email. Cloud integration gives users access to results from anywhere. In addition to lighting manufacturing, the flexible WaveGo can be employed for uses ranging from horticulture to lighting design. The company plans to release the device in mid-2018.