10 Best Light Meters for January 2021

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Kenko KFM-1100 Auto Digi Meter - Light Meter for Flash and Ambient Light
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Kenko KFM-1100 Auto Digi Meter - Light Meter for Flash and Ambient Light

by Kenko Tokina USA
What We like

Simple and easy-to-use ambient/flash meter

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Product Features

  • Flash-ambient ratio calculations
  • Accurate and full featured
  • Analyze function for mixed lighting
  • Cord or cordless operation

Cord or cordless operation Accurate and full featured Analyze function for mixed lighting Flash-ambient ratio calculations

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Extech LT300 Light Meter
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Extech LT300 Light Meter

by Extech
What We like

Relative and peak modes

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Product Features

  • Utilizes precision photo diode and color correction filter
  • Remote light sensor on 12" coiled cable - expandable to 24"
  • Large LCD display with analog bargraph
  • Backlight for readings in low light levels

Backlight for readings in low light levels Large lcd display with analog bargraph Utilizes precision photo diode and color correction filter Remote light sensor on 12" coiled cable - expandable to 24"

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Extech HD450 Datalogging Heavy Duty Light Meter
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Extech HD450 Datalogging Heavy Duty Light Meter

by Extech Instruments
What We like

Built in USB port includes software

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Product Features

  • Automatically stores up to 16,000 readings or manually store/recall up to 99 readings
  • Wide range to 40,000Fc or 400,000 Lux,Relative mode indicates change in light levels
  • Large backlit LCD display with 40 segment bar graph
  • Peak mode (10S) captures highest reading

Large backlit lcd display with 40 segment bar graph Wide range to 40,000fc or 400,000 lux,relative mode indicates change in light levels Peak mode (10s) captures highest reading Automatically stores up to 16,000 readings or manually store/recall up to 99 readings

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Sekonic L-308X-U Flashmate Light Meter (401-305)
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Sekonic L-308X-U Flashmate Light Meter (401-305)

by MacGroup
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Cine Mode: designed for use with cinema grade cameras, allows users to select from the most useful frame rates and shutter angles for exposure control with one-tenth stop accuracy.

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Product Features

  • At ISO 100 the ambient EV range is 0 to 19.9 flash f/stops range from f/1.0 to f/90.9 with a shutter-speed span of 60-seconds to 1/8000th-of-a-second (1 sec to 1/500th for flash).
  • HD Cine Mode: perfect for DSLR and mirrorless videographers who need to take exposure readings and control light using shutter speeds and frame rates
  • Photo Mode: for still image photographers featuring shutter or aperture priority display of a full range of ambient and flash functions including cord and cordless flash measurement
  • Exposures accurate down to a tenth-of-a-stop for both ambient and electronic flash light readings in full-stop mode.

Hd cine mode: perfect for dslr and mirrorless videographers who need to take exposure readings and control light using shutter speeds and frame rates Photo mode: for still image photographers featuring shutter or aperture priority display of a full range of ambient and flash functions including cord and cordless flash measurement Exposures accurate down to a tenth-of-a-stop for both ambient and electronic flash light readings in full-stop mode. At iso 100 the ambient ev range is 0 to 19.9 flash f/stops range from f/1.0 to f/90.9 with a shutter-speed span of 60-seconds to 1/8000th-of-a-second (1 sec to 1/500th for flash).

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Extech 401025 Foot Candle/Lux Light Meter
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Extech 401025 Foot Candle/Lux Light Meter

by Extech
What We like

Analog output of 1mV per count for capturing readings to a recorder

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Product Features

  • Includes analog output and fast/slow response feature
  • Select fast (1 second) or slow (2 seconds) response time
  • Accurately displays light level in terms of Fc or Lux over three ranges

Includes analog output and fast/slow response feature Accurately displays light level in terms of fc or lux over three ranges Select fast (1 second) or slow (2 seconds) response time

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Gossen GO H264A Sixtomat F2 Light Meter f/Flash, Ambient, Cine and Reflective Metering (Black)
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Gossen GO H264A Sixtomat F2 Light Meter f/Flash, Ambient, Cine and Reflective Metering (Black)

by Gossen
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ERGONOMIC DESIGN-compact housing with clear-cut fashion display and one-hand operation. Made in Germany

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Product Features

  • INDIVIDUALIZED ADAPTATION-entry or measurement within a range of 7. 9 EV correction values in 1/10 increments
  • EASY SUBJECT CONTRAST CONTROL-analog contrast display in half f-stop values
  • WIDE MEASURING RANGE-f-stop from 1. 0 to 90, exposure time from 1/8000 s to 60 minutes
  • COMPREHENSIVE FLASH MEASUREMENT-flash exposure measurement (cord/non-cord) with adjustable synchronization speed up to 1/1000 s, display of ambient light ratio and multiple flash calculation
  • COMPREHENSIVE METERING METHODS-incident and reflected light measurement with adjustable measured value display in full, 1/2 or 1/3 increments

Cine function for filmmakers-determination of f-stop for adjustable film speeds ranging from 8 to 64 fps, including 25 fps and 30 fps for tv, as well as correction factor for sectors deviating from 180 Comprehensive flash measurement-flash exposure measurement (cord/non-cord) with adjustable synchronization speed up to 1/1000 s, display of ambient light ratio and multiple flash calculation Easy subject contrast control-analog contrast display in half f-stop values Diverse warnings-battery level, over-range or under-range Precise measurement and display-repetition accuracy of 0. 1 ev, measured value display in 1/10 increments Wide measuring range-f-stop from 1. 0 to 90, exposure time from 1/8000 s to 60 minutes Individualized adaptation-entry or measurement within a range of 7. 9 ev correction values in 1/10 increments Flexible ambient light measurement-aperture or shutter priority pre-selection as well as exposure value display Comprehensive metering methods-incident and reflected light measurement with adjustable measured value display in full, 1/2 or 1/3 increments

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Light Meter LM-50KL Measures Lux/Fc - LED/Fluorescent, Industrial, Household, and Photography - Calibration Certificate Included
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Light Meter LM-50KL Measures Lux/Fc - LED/Fluorescent, Industrial, Household, and Photography - Calibration Certificate Included

by LATNEX
What We like

Many applications include: Warehouses, factories, office buildings, restaurants, schools, library, hospitals, photographic, many video, parking garages, museums, art galleries, stadiums, building security.

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Product Features

  • Measuring intensities of illumination in Lux or footcandles.
  • Measuring lights source: LED white light and all visible light.

Measuring lights source: led white light and all visible light. Measuring intensities of illumination in lux or footcandles.

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Extech LT505 Pocket Light Meter
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Extech LT505 Pocket Light Meter

by Extech
What We like

Auto power off with Disable

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Product Features

  • Measure light levels in foot-candle (FC) or Lux units using a precision Photo diode with cosine and Color correction filter
  • Data hold and min/max functions
  • Zero/calibration function

Measure light levels in foot-candle (fc) or lux units using a precision photo diode with cosine and color correction filter Zero/calibration function Data hold and min/max functions

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Professional Digital Light Meter LX821 for Greenhouse, Hydroponics, Gardening, Architecture, Lighting Audits
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Professional Digital Light Meter LX821 for Greenhouse, Hydroponics, Gardening, Architecture, Lighting Audits

What We like

Battery: Standard 9V, included

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Product Features

  • Digital Light Meter for sun light, fluorescent light and grow lights, such as metal halide lamps
  • Great tool for hydroponics and greenhouse use, growers make sure all plants receive the right amount of light
  • Measures in Lux and Footcandle, 4 ranges, up to 200,000 lux or 20,000 FC
  • More precise than most other light meters: Accuracy 3% Repeatability: 2%

More precise than most other light meters: accuracy 3% repeatability: 2% Measures in lux and footcandle, 4 ranges, up to 200,000 lux or 20,000 fc Digital light meter for sun light, fluorescent light and grow lights, such as metal halide lamps Great tool for hydroponics and greenhouse use, growers make sure all plants receive the right amount of light

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Light Meter ennoLogic eL200K – Digital Illuminance Lux Meter Photometer 0 to 200,000 Lux – Auto-Ranging, Hold, Min, Max, and Average Functions, Backlight
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Light Meter ennoLogic eL200K – Digital Illuminance Lux Meter Photometer 0 to 200,000 Lux – Auto-Ranging, Hold, Min, Max, and Average Functions, Backlight

by Cascadia Innovations
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MANY OTHER USES: Find out how many lux of light the light box you use for bright light therapy puts out. Or maybe you need it for a science fair project. IMPORTANT NOTE: The ennoLogic lightmeter is NOT for photography. This device does NOT allow you determine the proper exposure for a photo. Its purpose is to show you light INTENSITY in lux or foot candles at any given spot.

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Product Features

  • WORKING ON THE LIGHTING IN YOUR HOME? It can be very difficult to objectively assess light levels with the naked eye - use this meter to get an accurate reading of the actual light levels every time. Compare different lamp types and wattages. Check the light level when installing accent lighting. Or maybe you're replacing incandescent light bulbs with LED light bulbs? Use the ennoLogic lux meter to compare brightness before and after.
  • THE ENNOLOGIC LIGHT METER eL200K measures illuminance, the amount of light incident on a surface per unit area. Illuminance is measured in lux or foot candle, and the eL200K displays both. It is a great tool for measuring light levels in offices, labs, warehouses, classrooms, and homes. Useful for checking desk and work surface lighting, and to compare light levels in different environments. Indispensable when establishing safe or minimum levels of illumination in a work or living environment.
  • DO MY PLANTS GET ENOUGH LIGHT? The quickest way to find out is with a portable luxmeter like this one. Whether it's for your beloved orchids, indoor herb garden, hydroponics setup, plant nursery or greenhouse, the eL200K makes checking light levels easy. Maybe you're using LEC grow lights and are wondering how much light actually gets to the plants? This tool will give you the answer.

Do my plants get enough light? the quickest way to find out is with a portable luxmeter like this one. whether it's for your beloved orchids, indoor herb garden, hydroponics setup, plant nursery or greenhouse, the el200k makes checking light levels easy. maybe you're using lec grow lights and are wondering how much light actually gets to the plants? this tool will give you the answer. The ennologic light meter el200k measures illuminance, the amount of light incident on a surface per unit area. illuminance is measured in lux or foot candle, and the el200k displays both. it is a great tool for measuring light levels in offices, labs, warehouses, classrooms, and homes. useful for checking desk and work surface lighting, and to compare light levels in different environments. indispensable when establishing safe or minimum levels of illumination in a work or living environment. Working on the lighting in your home? it can be very difficult to objectively assess light levels with the naked eye - use this meter to get an accurate reading of the actual light levels every time. compare different lamp types and wattages. check the light level when installing accent lighting. or maybe you're replacing incandescent light bulbs with led light bulbs? use the ennologic lux meter to compare brightness before and after.

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