The digitization of our homes is enabling greater comfort, lower energy consumption and better comply with compelling design constraints. Combined lighting and sensing technologies are key to automation – making our white goods ‘smarter’ and adding color to function and design.
ams OSRAM optical technology enables new levels of convenience and quality with real-time monitoring and control for washing machines, dishwashers and refrigerators. Our multi-spectral sensors in the visible and near IR spectrum let you ‘see into the water’ to determine detergent effectiveness and rinse quality using competitively-priced precision components. This chip-scale sensing includes a range of offerings that can detect color, particles, and turbidity in water or sense different types of fabric.
Becoming more intelligent, white goods will sense user absence and turn off the display to further reduce power consumption. Using 1D, single or multi-zone time-of-flight sensing the system can monitor for user presence and even detect simple hand gestures. Other ams OSRAM capabilities to support major appliances include: proximity and ambient light sensing for user display management; high-resolution image sensing; and position sensing for motor control and door monitoring.
In addition, high-power UV-C LEDs and precise spectral sensors, allow a periodic purification using in-build contamination monitoring by UV-C stimulated bio-fluorescence measurements. We provide the right fit LED light and sensing solution across performance-, spectrum- and package options for the specific end application – whether for innovative illumination, compelling functional features or display designs.