Lighting Academics & Research

From classroom, to office, to laboratory 

Handheld Spectrometers are used by University professors, teachers, lab assistants for lighting academics and research.  They are an all-purpose spectral light measurement tool providing teaching visuals,  research data collection facilities and a full range of application features and metrics.

MK350S and Wing Wireless Card

MK350S Premium Spectrometer

Harvard University  –  Texas Agricultural University  –  Cornell University   –   University of Oxford

University of London   –   Munich University  –   National Taiwan University  –    Osaka University

Teaching Light – Getting concepts across

Light is amorphous, subjective and difficult to measure.  It’s steeped in science and physics, and it’s a hard topic for students to grasp.  Traditional spectral instrumentation (integrating sphere) may be ok for the laboratory, but it’s impractical for a number of teaching reasons (bulky, immobile and slow).

Academics are turning to handheld spectrometers for help.

Many university academics are using UPRtek spectrometers as a lighting academics and research tool, not only for it’s versatility and mobility, but also for its lab-level measurement accuracy.  UPRtek spectrometers uses Diffraction Grating with a CMOS Linear Image Sensor to gain very tight bandwidth differentiation.

It’s backed with industry certifications, complies with important standards, and provides a rich set of lighting metrics.  Now you can hand carry your entire light teaching and research tool from office, to classroom, to laboratory. 

Classroom visuals and demos.

UPRtek spectrometers can cable connect to PCs/laptops using the uSpectrum PC software.  This allows teachers full operations of the UPRtek device from the PC. It also allows you to display full screen view on large classroom screens by connecting the PC up to projectors or large classroom monitors.

In-class demos are easy to setup and you can easily recall previous graphical and numerical data for review.

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Lighting and Research

UPRtek spectrometers are equipped with full data storage facilities, including SD card storage and export capabilities.  All information including numerical and graphics are stored as seen on the device screen and are easily recalled.

Information is easily exportable as excel ready data.

The MK350S Premium product is research ready with the most feature rich set of all of our products:

  • Agricultural Lighting Metrics (PPFD, PFD)
  • Flicker, Blue Light Hazard
  • Human Centric Lighting
  • CIE 1931/1976
  • CCT, LUX

 Spectrometer Teaching and Research Tool.

Teaching about light concepts is difficult.  You need graphical and numerical data from many different perspectives. You need to  present data from recorded information or from real time demonstrations. You need to collect research data and then export for analysis.  University academics are turning to handheld spectrometers as a tool to tackle all these tasks – from lab, to classroom, to office.

Handbook Series

The Flicker Handbook

Everything thing you need to know about Flicker, an insidious, potentially serious lighting artifact impacting visual safety for public places like hospitals, offices, libraries, and more...

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About UPRtek

United Power Research and Technology

UPRtek (est. 2010) is a manufacturer of portable, high-precision light measurement instruments; Handheld Spectrometers, PAR meters, Spectroradiometers, Light Calibration Solutions.

UPRtek HQ, R&D and manufacturing are all based out of Taiwan, with Worldwide representation through our certified Global Resellers.

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Medical Setting using LED or Fluorescent Lights

What is a Spectrometer, Spectrophotometer, Spectroradiometer?

In the realm of spectral devices, three devices stand out: a Spectrometer, a Spectrophotometer, and a Spectroradiometer. However, these terms have been so interchangeably used that we felt obligated to clarify their differences in one short article.

  ▸ Spectrometer v Spectrophotometer v Spectroradiometer