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Illuminance and light distribution have a crucial influence on factors such as performance and occupational safety.

Fast, reliable, highly precise

With a Testo lux meter, you ensure optimum interior light conditions. Typical fields of application for routine light measurement with a Testo lux meter are as follows:

  • Illumination in the workplace and in public buildings.

  • Light distribution in exhibitions and museums.

  • Lighting for machines on production lines.

Measuring lux with the photometer – how does that work?

The luminous power (unit: lumen) between a light source and the area illuminated by it is measured using the lux (lx) unit. The illuminance is exactly one lux when luminous power of one lumen (lm) uniformly illuminates an area of one square metre. A lux measuring instrument is referred to as a lux meter or also as a photometer.

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Your advantages with a Testo light meter

As market leader, Testo offers high-precision, tried and tested luxmeters for light measurement.

  • Compact design: the handy lux meters are particularly well suited for fast, uncomplicated measurement.

  • Sensors match the spectral sensitivity of the human eye.

  • Convenient measuring value readout with Hold function.

  • Measurement in seconds: ideal for spot measurement in offices or retail outlets.

  • Large, clear displays. In addition, maximum and minimum values can easily be displayed at the touch of a button.

Measure light intensity in the workplace: with Testo's precise sensors

The eyes are a human being's most important sensory organ. We take in more than 80 percent of information via the eyes. So, the darker the environment is, the more difficult it is for us to take in information. This is why good light conditions are important, so that the eyes can carry out visual tasks effortlessly and reliably, but also for avoiding harm to health and hazards. A Testo lux meter means you can be sure to achieve high-precision compliance with legal standards and limit values for illumination in the workplace. This above all involves workplaces such as

  • assembly shops

  • operating theatres

  • PC workstations

  • galleries and museums

  • public libraries.

Better measurement with Testo: what you should know about lux meters

Lux meters should fulfil specific criteria in order to be able to measure the light intensity and light conditions reliably and precisely:

  1. Sensor type: The type of sensor is important when it comes to a lux meter, because it has to perceive ambient light in a way that corresponds to the human eye. Eyes have different sensitivities to colours or wavelengths and perceive yellow and green light better than, for example, red or blue. This must also be ensured with the sensor.

  2. V-Lambda curve: Lux meters, which assess illuminance according to the V-Lambda curve (spectral sensitivity curve), are suitable for all common light sources.

  3. Operation: A lux meter with a well-structured measurement menu can be operated intuitively. This increases the efficiency and precision of the measurement, because measurement errors due to inadvertently false inputs can be avoided. Testo measuring instruments are at the cutting edge in this respect.

  4. Display size: Lux meters – like measuring instruments in general – should have a large display, to ensure you can read the measuring values quickly and accurately. This also helps to avoid errors when recording the measuring values. Particularly when you have to be quick.

Special lux meters and other measuring instruments from Testo

Lux meter integrated into the WiFi data logger

The first choice instrument specifically for the long-term recording of measurement data is a data logger. This means, for instance, that sensitive and valuable exhibits in museums and archives can be given outstanding protection using a WiFi data logger. An air velocity & IAQ logger with an integrated lux sensor, along with other sensors for recording temperature, humidity and UV, ensures comprehensive monitoring of the ambient conditions and illumination in museums. Convenient: functions such as data storage in the Testo Cloud and real-time alarm via e-mail.

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