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Dr.meter Digital Light Meter, 0-200,000 Lux Light Lux Meter, High Accuracy Illuminance

(12 customer reviews)

Original price was: $42.99.Current price is: $39.99.

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  • 【4-Range Settings】: This high-quality digital illuminance/light meter has 4-range settings, 0/200/2,000/20,000/200,000 Lux, for a dynamic metering ability.
  • 【High Accuracy】: With auto zeroing capabilities, you can be sure you’ll always get a reading with pinpoint accuracy, and it will always be fast!
  • 【EZ-Read Display】: Clearly readable info lets you read Units and Signs easily, and stay informed with the over-range indicator.
  • 【Convenient Switches】: Get better control over your readings with Data Hold & Peak Data hold for when you’re recording information. You’ll also benefit from its lower power consumption and short rise and fall times.
  • 【Bring Anywhere】: From squeezing into tight places to keeping your load light, you can bring the Dr.Meter Digital Illuminance/light meter wherever you need to. Fits easily into a work bag or large pocket and barely adds any weight. It’s the ultimate in light-metering convenience!

Specification: Dr.meter Digital Light Meter, 0-200,000 Lux Light Lux Meter, High Accuracy Illuminance

Manufacturer

‎Dr.meter

Power Source

‎Battery Powered

Battery Cell Type

‎Zinc Carbon

Batteries Required

‎No

Batteries Included

‎Yes

Included Components

‎1 x Light Meter

Measurement System

‎Metric

Item Package Quantity

‎1

Voltage

‎9 Volts

material

‎ABS

Place of Business

‎UNION CITY, CA, 94587 US

Style

‎Light Meter

Colour

‎1330B Light Meter

Is Discontinued By Manufacturer

‎No

Item model number

‎1330B-V

Batteries

‎1 9V batteries required. (included)

Product Dimensions

‎10.16 x 2.54 x 20.32 cm, 453.59 Grams

Part Number

‎1330B-V

Item Weight

‎454 g

12 reviews for Dr.meter Digital Light Meter, 0-200,000 Lux Light Lux Meter, High Accuracy Illuminance

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  1. Kindle Customer

    The buttons are clearly marked and it is easy to use. The meter is easier to use than the instructions would have you believe.

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  2. Ashley

    Great light for measuring light requirements for people. Unfortunately I needed a light meter for my indoor vertical garden and this was providing wildly inaccurate measurements. Plants need the blue and red spectrum which this mostly does not measure as it measures the light visible light spectrum (green). Fortunately this is a great tool for photography and if you want a cheap meter this fits the bill!

    If you are buying this for photography or checking comfort levels in your home this is an outstanding little piece of equipment.
    I have noticed it struggles with different sources of light such as having a mix of cool blue LED light and warm LED light in the same area, as tends to throw this off a bit, so just keep that in mind.

    If you are buying this to measure light for your plants especially from LED grow lights I would urge you to look into a PAR meter as it measures the entire spectrum of light.
    This meter can not measure purple or blurple grow lights at all as it measures mainly the green visible part of the spectrum for people and not the non visible parts such as red or blue that plants need and will give you a much lower value then reality and could to lead to sad (or in my case burnt) plants.

    All in all great little piece of kit if you are buying it for what it is made for.

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  3. NameTaken

    Includes case and a 9v battery. Thats awesome. Meter feels inexpensive, lead to sensor would have been nice to be composed of none plasticy type sheath (more like a soft flexible DMM test lead would have been nice). Minor stuff for how often I’ll use the unit. But would have gone a ways for first impressions.

    Meter’s range button cycles it through a FC and Lux measurement.

    On a wish list would be a 1/4″x20 tripod nut in the sensor unit.

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  4. 2uba man

    Very pleased with the item, exactly what I wanted. Will use this company again

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  5. Kaio

    Going green requires more objective inspections and this nice gadget will help determine energy savings by identifying over-lit areas around the home and work areas. It is a well-designed unit and looks and feels robust to serve you several years. It also has an orange rubber housing to cushion knocks (and possibly falls from a moderate height).

    The measurement display and buttons are nicely laid out and clearly marked; once you familiarise yourself with an accompanying brief user manual, I don’t think you’ll need to consult the manual again. It is that simple to use.

    The light sensor comes as an attachment — with a coiled cable as connector to the main unit and a protective cover for the light sensor — which means you can easily pin-point measurement areas at ease (say, to measure precise lighting in food preparation area in a kitchen, or typing area in an office) while the main display unit can be held with the other hand or positioned stationary nearby.

    For average home use, this is one of those gadgets with very minimal ‘use rate’ – i.e., once you completed your energy savings project with this gadget’s measurements, chances are it will be boxed away for quite a while until its next use. (Well, you can always tell friends and relatives to borrow it thereby maximising its value-for-money. Also, well suited to school science projects, so at times may be used to keep children scientifically busy. Just some examples to widen the scope of use for this gadget, and with its robust construction (no moving parts other than the attachment) it’s a type of instrument that doesn’t cause undue concern even if loaned to others who are capable of using it with basic care).

    The instruction manual for first time use is very poor indeed. The one thing that should always be clear at the outset for an instrument of this type (or any type for that matter) is how the user should go about putting the unit into operation (and without any guesswork!). You go through a 7-page Instruction Manual (about the size of UK passport book) and there is nothing to advise how you put the unit into operation. You come across on page 5 under “Battery Check-Up & Replacement” to tell you how to open the battery compartment and even that is wrong. You read “… press the cover and push in the direction of the arrow to open”. There is no arrow on the cover. There are two spare screws enclosed in the box and the instruction doesn’t tell you what the screws are for. Yes, easy to figure out eventually, but bad practice not to mention it. The screws are for securing the battery cover to the unit; you only need one but good to have a second one as a spare. Once you slide down and open the battery compartment, you’ll find a 9V battery wrapped in polythene film, which of course you need to unwarp and connect to the battery terminals. Before all this, you need to remove the main unit from the orange rubber housing. The orange rubber housing is a nice snug-fit and you could actually mistake for a glued-on plastic housing (like handsets), in which case you may be wondering how to remove that battery cover in the first place! All this uncertainty could have been avoided with a simple guide at the outset in the instruction manual, by mentioning everything I mentioned so far in a logical order (which are all missing!). And for this reason alone, I decided to knock off one star, which otherwise the instrument is worthy of a 5-star rating.

    For enthusiasts (whose hobby it’s to measure almost any physical data), and those whose interest or work is somehow connected with what this gadget does, the price for such quality instrument is really good. Even for one-off use, say for energy saving project around the home, it is quite possible that the cost of this lux meter may be recouped in a few years’ time. For a simple illustration of this point, read my review of 

    Eterna LA03041 D130 28W Fluorescent Super-Slim Circular Ceiling

    , where you’ll find an example of savings you can make with low energy lighting. This lux meter is vital in avoiding (at least minimising) over-lit areas and hence reduce wasted energy, thereby saving you money.

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  6. CK

    I was in the market for an accurate and durable digital light meter and had come across this. Decided to take the plunge, sub of $50 so I thought it was a good deal next to the professional meters that cost $100’s.

    Sturdy plastic case, 9v battery, manual, warrantee card and a couple screws is what I found included with the light meter.

    I’ve been using this for more than a month and had found it pretty accurate next to a friend’s more expensive meter. So meaning I get pretty much the same results but without spending a couple hundred bucks. I’ve used this to measure LED, halogen, fluorescent as well as incandescent and quite happy in how this reads.

    I’m a gardener so I know how important light is for proper growth so having a meter like this to tweak the lights over you plant canopy to maximize light spread I’ve found quite useful. Our eye cannot do this properly.

    Some general thoughts:

    A small thing but I like the chain that attaches both sensor and sensor cap. My friends more expensive unit does not have this and he’s lost his a couple times so with this I have no worries.

    I’ve not used the foot-candles function yet so I cannot comment on that feature.

    This meter is manufactured to reduce the number of digits on the screen so only a maximum of 4 numbers are displayed at any time. So if you have a lux reading of tens of thousands lux you don’t need to have tons of digits shown…this unit is clever as it gives you a x10 and a x100 setting by pressing a ‘Range’ button.

    Meaning if you measure a light source it will give a maximum reading of 1999 lux that being the x1 or standard setting. If your light source is 2000 or more press the Range button to get a x10 reading, the number displayed just times that by 10. If your light source is even higher than the middle or x10 setting press the Range button again to get a x100 reading. That result just times by 100 to get that final reading. Using the Range setting I don’t find this being an inconvenience but a positive. You’ll know when you need to use the Range button as your screen will give you the proper readings up to 1999 then all of a sudden it will then just show the single digit ‘ 1 ‘. This is all easy to do, I’ve let my son operate this without issues.

    The unit itself as you can see in the pictures is both grey and orange. The grey is the actual meter and the orange is a heavy duty rubber casing which can be easily removed. On the back of the meter there is a mounting slot so you can affix this vertically to a wall or a structure. When you need to change the battery just remove the rubber case and open the battery door.

    I also find convenient the wrapped wired cord attached to the light sensor. The cord can stretch out to roughly 1.5 meters away from the main unit so your not stuck with a light sensor that is fixed to the main light meter.

    For negatives, I really haven’t come across any yet, I’m actually surprised. Yes it does not have a huge metal case, I’m sure there are better sensors in professional units however for what it is and what it does I’m more than happy with the $50 price.

    I’ve only been using this for a month so time will tell. If anything changes I’ll update the review.

    I’m happy with my purchase and feel it’s a good bang for the buck.

    An honest review

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  7. Marka

    This is my second try for this meter. The first had to be returned because of cosmetic reasons, a bit banged up. The company sent me another at no charge and I do like it very much. I grow orchids which need various light levels and now I am confident that the plants are getting proper amt of light. The meter is very easy to use, and for me who is not tech minded is saying something. I like that it comes with a handy carrying box that keeps it safe. Glad to have it.

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  8. Kynan Zinko

    Good to have a cheap instrument to bring into unknown territory. Can check light levels throughout greenhouses and gardens without worrying about dropping an expensive (real) meter due to some unexpected aspect of the environment (ie. a leak from above, a trip hazard, below, puddles, dripping leaves, etc.) Recommend Apogee for professional quality. But this thing is good enough for most jobs. (Hort. Consultant)

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  9. jpsa

    I’ve had this for a couple of years. I had to return the first one straight away because there was an intermittent fault (the reading would drop to zero from time to time) — I suspect a broken wire to the probe. The replacement has worked fine though it has one minor irritation: it draws about 16 microamps from the battery even when turned off, which is enough to drain a PP3 in a couple of years. Not an issue if the meter is in regular use, but if you just get it out of the cupboard once in a blue moon to check something, it’s irritating to find it’s stopped working!

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  10. TAC45

    If you want/need to measure the available light in a room or workspace this is great. It also seems to accept a decent variation in colour temperature.

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  11. Gage

    +Easy to use and straight forward design
    +Measures very fast, no wait times
    +The cord is handy if you need to measure in a small or inconvenient spot
    +/- The materials aren’t high quality. But they aren’t horrible either. Somewhere in the middle
    -Accurate? No idea. No way to calibrate it either
    Thoughts: For the value, it is definitely worth it. Having the sensor mostly independant from the body means you can measure in some inconvenient places such as in a closed tent or just somewhere that you cant get the whole module. I have LED lights and it seems to read them perfectly fine, but some say its inaccurate with them so just be advised. The materials are an ok quality, probably wont sustain a good drop to the floor. My only complaint has to be the inability to calibrate it if it were to be inaccurate, but I have no way of telling if it inaccurate or not.

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  12. Eternal Sound

    perfect for adjusting lighting distance, works on all light types, just be aware that it only measures visible light!!! it doesn’t measure light humans can’t see (PAR values with UV and IR) most LEDs have IR & UV also so they would not be included in the lux amount the plant actually gets, but still quite useful (would just be a little more lux
    IE: if aiming for 75k lux. maybe set your LED setup at 65-70k on the meter just to be safe

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    Original price was: $42.99.Current price is: $39.99.

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