The Lightsense handheld spectrometer platform provides unique solutions to the challenges of identifying substances in multiple markets needing quick and accurate identification. Our spectrometers are lightweight, easy to use, and highly accurate as well as faster and less expensive than competing products.

Illicit Drug Detection
The drug abuse epidemic is a critical public health issue in the United States with over 110,000 people dying from drug overdose in 2022. Fentanyl remains the deadliest drug and detecting shipments is one of the multitude of issues facing law enforcement personnel. Lightsense has developed a unique and patented technology for detection of illicit drugs with point and shoot handheld optical scanners that can detect Fentanyl with high sensitivity and accuracy and high degree of safety for the law enforcement officer.
Industrial Process  Monitoring

The efficient control and regulation of process parameters in industrial processes, such as in a semiconductor fabrication facility, is a fundamental requirement in detailed manufacturing processes, along with environmental releases and control, to provide both a healthy working environment for employees and reduction of environmental and greenhouse gas emissions. Lightsense miniaturized spectrometers can be used for real-time in-line process control of process steps. Gases, liquids, and solid substances can be continuously monitored with Lightsense Technology’s spectrometers to optimize yields and production efficiency, while also allowing for control and minimization of emissions and serve as a warning system for potential issues or hazards.

Pathogen Detection

There is a critical need to detect pathogenic microbes, both viruses and bacteria, both as preparedness for the next pandemic and to protect the food supply. Food safety is a large and growing problem with 76 million illnesses, 325,000 hospitalizations and 5,000 deaths yearly in the US. For the persistent problem of guarding against bacterial pathogens such as Salmonella, E.coli, and Listeria, Lightsense is developing optical technology with high sensitivity and accuracy. This will result in affordable tools to help safeguard the food supply.