Based in Lighting Research
Lab-Grade Measurements in Real-World Environments

Blue Iris Labs™ is a pioneer in the precise measurement and control of spectral, biological, and circadian lighting systems in real places. Our dual mission is to use lighting to improve health, and increase efficiency in environments.

The Problem

Researchers and scientists who are working on how lighting conditions can improve health and address specific diseases do not have the tools they need to measure and control light in their “real-world” environments. Traditional spectrometers are used to measure light spectrum in a laboratory setting. However, it’s not practical or affordable to use them in clinical settings or built environments where long-term measurement of multiple locations in a space are most critical. Accurate measurements of lighting conditions in real-spaces is more critical, yet more complex than ever, as many modern lighting systems are both dimmable and color-tunable. This makes it increasingly difficult for researchers, scientists, and lighting designers to predict or validate that the photopic and/or circadian lighting targets they are trying to achieve are being met.

“Measurement is the first step that leads to control and eventually to improvement. If you can’t measure something, you can’t understand it. If you can’t understand it, you can’t control it.”

H. James Harrington
Author and Quintessential
Tech Trender

The Solution

Blue Iris Labs is the first and only company to provide a system to precisely measure spectral intensity in order to report on photopic, biological and circadian light levels with easy-to-install in-room spectral sensors.

Now researchers have a new tool to explore how light spectrum can impact real-world environments.

The Technology

Our products are:


Secure, cloud-connected sensors stream real-time data analytics.


Measure full spectral power distribution (SPD) and key lighting metrics (lux, CCT, CRI, CS, EML, and more).


Less costly than a spectrometer.


Each sensor contains a mini-spectrometer.


Battery powered, Thread or Zigbee connected.

See a sample of our Data Dashboard

Blue Iris Labs’ customers can manage their devices, view, and download their data on an end-to-end encrypted, secure, and customizable data portal. The data portal provides real-time and time-series information and graphing of spectral power distribution (SPD) and parameters derived from SPD, such as lux, CS, EML, and PAR.

The Validation

Blue Iris Labs’ has been funded by the NIH (National Institutes of Health) to develop these systems and conduct clinical trials with them.

Additional trials are being conducted by the Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine (OHSU), the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL).

Over the past years, we have worked on several research scopes with the Blue Iris team as they have refined their technology. I think the latest wireless sensor, with added spectral data, a form factor, and communication strategy that makes it easy to deploy, could be a very useful research tool for lighting measurements in conjunction with costlier lab-grade photometric meters.”

– Jordan Shackelford, Senior Scientific Engineering Associate, FLEXLAB at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

The Market Segments


Blue Iris Labs is leveraging our deep expertise to help adjust lighting. A grant from the NIH has helped develop our lighting measurement and control systems for Alzheimer’s patients.

Built Environments

Founder Erik Page is a recognized leader in energy-efficient lighting, with 30 years of research experience in built environments, retrofits, offices, and industrial applications.

Home Use

Being able to measure and adjust lighting in your home with our spectrometers and sensors may have a positive effect on your overall health and well-being.

Agricultural, Energy Management, and more

Our spectrometer-based measurement systems can help optimize crop growth, minimize energy use, and save companies money in the short- and long-term.

Order Our Demo Kit

Soon, you will be able to order a demo kit to evaluate how easily, accurately and affordably you can measure key lighting metrics in your spaces. Each demo kit comes with:

  • Four (4) Blue Iris Labs Fixed Sensors. This will enable you to, for example, place sensors on all four walls of a typical room.
  • A gateway to transmit data from the Fixed Sensors to the cloud. The gateway comes pre-connected to the four Fixed Sensors in the demo kits, so you simply need to provide an internet connection (via ethernet or WiFi) to the gateway.
  • Login Credentials to the Blue Iris Labs Data Portal. Once you create a user account with your credentials and register your gateway to your account, you will be able to view and download data from your Fixed Sensors. The data portal includes powerful and flexible tools to customize the parameters you wish to view (e.g., which sensors, which lighting metrics, which time periods, etc.)


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