Mastering Multispectral Imaging: A Guide to Optimized Lighting

The evolution of multispectral cameras has paved the way for groundbreaking advancements across various industries ranging from food and beverage, agriculture, industrial inspection to scientific research. In this blog, we delve deep into the intricate relationship between multispectral lighting and multispectral imaging. Learn how a correctly configured line light can help reduce costs and system complexity while achieving crisp, clear images. 

Understanding Multispectral Imaging 

Illumination plays a pivotal role in the success of any multispectral imaging system. The use of specific wavelengths can trigger a known response from the target material, allowing for the identification and differentiation of its various properties. Thus, specifying lighting correctly becomes increasingly important for optimized system performance, which in turn leads to enhanced detection accuracy and throughput. 

Selecting the Correct Wavelength 

Multispectral lighting needs to be tailored to the material being imaged. For example, if you are trying to determine the moisture content in grain, then the multispectral imaging system would require a light source with a wavelength that interacts with water. 

COBRA Multispec can be configured to specific to application needs.

Explore Different Multispectral Imaging Applications 

Depending on your application, using a hyperspectral LED line light can be helpful in identifying the optimum wavelength and then specifying a multispectral line light can enhance system efficiency and simplicity. But in some cases, hyperspectral imaging is not always necessary.  

From multispectral imaging with a single monochromatic camera to IR imaging with a single light source and two cameras, the wavelengths and price can vary significantly. We recommend working closely with a lighting manufacturer like ProPhotonix where expert applications engineers can correctly configure multispectral lighting based on your application requirements. 

Learn more with our Whitepaper  – “A Guide to Lighting for your Multispectral Imaging System”  

Written by ProPhotonix’ expert Applications Engineers, our new whitepaper A Guide to Lighting for your Multispectral Imaging System discusses the importance of specifying the correct multispectral lighting with specific cameras to reduce system costs and simplify setup. Through four real-world applications, this whitepaper provides a guide to navigating multispectral imaging system setup, allowing you to optimize your unique multispectral lighting requirements.  


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