Spectral Tuning: Skull Lighting Design for Triceratops
Spectral tuning technology is being applied commercially to make certain colors stand out and trigger preferences (for example, the red sweetness of strawberries, or blueish freshness of fish). Causing two different materials to look the same, or maximally different, creates a novel scientific and technological tuning challenge.
Using spectrophotometry, mathematical modeling, and spectrally tunable LEDs from LEDMOTIVE, scientists from the Science Center of Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) restored a valuable piece of the prehistory of a triceratops dinosaur that died roughly 66 million years ago.
The custom LED spots produced made the bone-print differences invisible — while observable under white light! In this story, the remains of a prehistoric piece meet a 21st-century marvel. While dimming and color temperature adjustments have been common elements in lighting design, this technology demonstrates a new world of possibilities. Thus, opening a new era of LED technology.
LEDMOTIVE produces multiple color LED light sources and pocket spectrometers. Its software manages the output spectrum of the light modules, while the electronics can control several light sources to provide the desired blended and dynamic output. LEDMOTIVE’s Bluetooth Android-based spectrometer provides spectral and color data.
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