The Blue Iris Labs Speck

About the size of a car key fob, the Speck is the smallest lab-grade spectrometer available. Devices with similar spectral discrimination and accuracy are usually 20 times the size (volume).

-Measures full spectral power distribution (SPD) between 350 nm – 770 nm.

-Measurement of temperature and humidity.

-On-board memory capable of collecting 180 days of data (assuming 5-minute measurement intervals) to ensure reliable data collection even during power or network interruptions.

-Calculations of lux, CCT, C-RI CS, EML, S/P, PAR based on SPD measurements.

-Wireless data transfer via Bluetooth.

-Individual and multiple-sensor systems.

-One-year battery life.

Fixed/Interior Lighting and Wearable Personal Light Exposure Measurement

The Speck can be mounted unobtrusively on walls. With its small size and low cost, it’s possible to deploy several sensors in one interior space, for more detailed and accurate mapping of interior lighting conditions. Fixed sensor systems are accurate enough for medical research yet affordable enough to be integrated into facility-management lighting control systems.

The Speck can also be worn clipped to clothing, making it possible to more accurately measure the light exposure experienced by an individual than is the case with fixed sensors. Excellent for medical researchers, and for people to take control of their personal light exposure.

Gateway/Multiple Sensor Systems

Specks can be connected through our gateway system, allowing one person
(or team) to access multiple sensors, for example to measure lighting conditions throughout a facility or to track light exposure of individual patients in a facility.

The Speck Connect Personal Light Dosimeter

For personal use, we have the Speck Connect iOS, which allows you to see your current and recent light exposure, giving information you can use to get more light when you need it, and less when it’s time to sleep.

Product Comparison Chart

Blue Iris Labs Sensors offer many advanced measurement capabilities (e.g. SPD, CRI, CS) that typically are only available in much more expensive lab spectrometers as well as some features (cloud-connectivity, wearable devices) that are not common in lab spectrometers or traditional light sensors.

The chart below compares the features and capabilities of the Blue Iris Labs sensors to traditional light sensors and lab spectrometers (full lamp = included; half lamps = sometimes included; empty lamp = not included).

Contact us if you would like to discuss your lighting measurement needs.