Smart Lighting Platform Aims to Provide Ambient Colors for LED Application

03 June 2016

Dialog Semiconductor PLC has added ambient light and color sensor controls to its smart lighting platform to bring natural light environments to light-emitting diode (LED) light fixtures.

The addition of light and color sensor controls is the result of the collaboration between Dialog and Dyna Image. They recently announced a joint venture to combine their core technologies in order to bring complete platform solutions to market.

The collaboration has already brought to market a wearable reference design for fitness bands that integrates Dyna Image’s all-in-one optical heart rate monitor and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) accelerometer with Dialog’s Bluetooth system-on-chip and sensor fusion software.

Dialog says that by integrating color sensing with Dialog, tuneable-white driver LED lamps are able to change their color temperature automatically from cold (blue-white) to warm (amber) in tune with whatever ambient environment a user wishes. One such application could be auto-tuning lamps that work to consistently provide a pleasant light experience in the home or workplace.

Another application could be to replicate an outdoor color temperature inside a building or home, creating a natural light experience that would help stimulate a human’s circadian rhythm—something experts believe produces health benefits.

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