“LuxFlux makes the invisible visible. We develop powerful, cross-platform software solutions focusing on light-based technologies via spectrometer and hyperspectral imaging.”

About Us

We discover the invisible!

LuxFlux is an innovative startup in the field of Photonics. With novel sensors and Deep Learning we take expensive and complicated measurement technology from the lab and bring it into the hands of users and consumers. Our products identify materials and measure substances. Applications are in Food, Life Science and Green Energy.
We focus on software development and algorithmics.

Luxflux was founded in 2016 when Co-Founder, Dr Jan Makowski, decided to break away from standard laboratory methodologies to develop ‘computer vision’ spectral and hyperspectral instruments for analytical and technological research, examinations, and measurements. 

Based in Technology Park Tübingen-Reutlingen (TTR), their goal was to develop an algorithm for precise spectrometer and hyperspectral real-time imaging and transform this into a cross-platform application for big industries. This discovery paved the way for the LuxFlux Spectral Camera System and cross-platform software.

The software classifies, identifies or quantifies on the basis of algorithms (Machine Learning). The software runs on macOS, Linux and Windows. Applications can be found in a wide range of different industries: from quality assurance in the plastics sector, via process control in the pharmaceutical field, to recycling and agricultural applications.


Jan Makowski studied Electrical Engineering and subsequently obtained his doctorate in Optical Microsystem-Technology. In January 2016, together with Co-Founder and business economist Marc Henzler, LuxFlux GmbH was established with the vision of making spectroscopy suitable for mass production.


LuxFlux’s Software and Spectral Camera System employs computer vision and easy-to-use sensors. Our cross-platform software connects the camera to any local hardware or application, e.g. machine control. It prepares the data from the camera and processes it to transfer raw data into measurement data: Our algorithms analyze and transfer the raw data from the camera and reconfigures this measurable data into analytical, technological research, examinations, or measures suitable for the end-user. Based on these measurement data, the software can generate decisions and passes it on to the controller or makes it available to the user. We adopted automation-technology open standards for greater adaptability for machine integration.

Leveraging our software suite, we act as an integrator and offer complete hyperspectral inspection systems upon customer request. To provide complete customer solutions, we can also offer the associated hardware. We work with all major camera vendors to give the customer the best solution.

The different fields of application can be subdivided into analysis processes, inspection systems and sorting.

Our cross-platform software is camera-independent and can integrate different camera types; from simple spectrometers via line-scan cameras to full-surface hyperspectral cameras. Currently, we are devising a camera solution to retrofit existing microscopes, making it possible to obtain chemical information about samples in addition to image information. We actively seek new partnerships with like-minded customers.

For a comprehensive understanding of the industries our software can be employed, please refer to our Industries.

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