Product + UX Design + Startup Advisor

Ambient Light, a Low-Cost Light Meter

PHYSICAL COMPUTING / SMART DEVICES

2003

 

A small low-cost prototype, shown here, measured the amount of ambient light in a given environment at a steady time interval. When the object is plugged in, it is both powered and connected to the Internet, allowing people to visualize light activity remotely from a web browser. 

This was originally created as a platform for experimentation and the applications can range from power saving within the home to agriculture, studying optimal light exposure during different times of day, seasons, and so on.