What’s the difference between Spectroradiometer and Colorimeter?

What’s the difference between Spectroradiometer and Colorimeter?

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There are various LED measuring devices such as Lux Meter, Illuminance Meter, Colorimeter, Spectrometer and so on. However, these products use different sensor types which are RGB filter and Spectral Sensor.

The Differences between RGB Filter Sensing Parts and Spectral Sensor

The colorimeter is based on “imitation” of the human eye perception color. The general way is to add 3 types of RGB filters in front of the sensing parts to match the color seen by the human eye. However, this method is too rough to countaccurate numbers.
The optical spectrum can be detected by Spectrometer with Diffraction Grating that decomposes the mixture lights into different wavelengths. Then, the sensory array can measure and obtain each light intensity from various wavelengths.Then, the spectrum is produced. The spectrum is complete and gets the most accurate value from various lights. At present, Spectrometer is one of the precision instruments and commonly used in Labs. UPRtek MK350 Handheld Spectrometer optical design is based on Spectral Sensor which provides users with high efficiency and high precision measuring performance.

RGB Filter Sensing Parts and Spctral Sensor

All-in-one MK350 Series Spectrometer

UPRtek independent development Handheld Spectrometers are designed with “spectral Sensor” which provides users with more accurate, more effective and faster data to ensure LED quality. MK350 Series Spectrometer is not only utilized in commercial lighting, but also in studio broadcast lighting and plant factory. Spectroradiometer is also commonly used for LED Panel Manufacturers.

Handheld Spectrometer-A Global Brand with A Local Touch

The spectrometer has its main core spectral data so that it can expand a variety of measuring ways, such as PC analysis software (uSpectrum & uFlicker), Mobile Controller App and and SDK (Software Developer Kit). It will strength users’ ability to collect and analyze light sources effectively. The pioneer of handheld spectrometer leader, UPRtek depends on its experienced studies in optics and spectrum, combining the optical, mechanical, electrical and soft integration capabilities. MK350 Series Spectrometers are developed, designed, produced in Taiwan and promoted globally. In the future, we will continue to provide the best light measurement solution for our customers.

MK350 Series Spectrometers
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All UPRtek produced handheld spectrometers provide users with free firmware update function. In order to provide customers with better experience, UPRtek fixes system bugs, adds and optimizes product functions regularly. You may accord the following steps to get the latest version firmware on your UPRtek spectrometer. Read More
The UPRtek handheld spectrometer is different from other brands in the design of the built-in memory. The UPRtek spectrometer has an SD card slot on the hardware so that users can read data through the computer in the following three ways. We wish to let users expand the measurement data without limit, and no longer worry about memory storage space not enough and spending a lot of time to delete the data. Read More
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MK350 Series Sepectrometer is using NP100 li-ion rechargeable battery; the spec is 3.7V, 2500 mAh, 9.3Wh. You may buy it at camera parts suppliers, camera accessories stores or please contact our agent in your country. The battery is compatible with MK350 series products, CV600 Cinematic light spectrometer and PG100N PAR Meter. Please kindly contact us if you still have any questions about the battery. Read More
Dark Calibration is an optional operation in all of the UPRtek handheld spectrometer devices. The devices will always ask if you want to perform a Dark Calibration every time you turn on the device. While the device is in operation, you can also, through the “Options” menu, manually execute a Dark Calibration. But what is Dark Calibration used for? Read More
Yes, international certification includes factory certification, product certification, traceability of measurement certification and third party certification of business operating capacity. Read More
Since the LED monochromatic light source does not belong to color judgement of white light. Therefore, when you are using UPRtek handheld spectrometer measure a monochromatic light source, you will encounter following situations: Read More
No, UPRtek handheld spectrometer measurement range is 360 ~ 750nm and 380 ~ 780nm. You will need to buy the equipment that compatible with UV and IR spectrum. Read More
The difference half-wavelength between LED and fluorescent as below:LED: 15 ~ 20nm (Right Picture) Fluorescent: 1nm (Left Picture) The half-wavelength of fluorescent is more narrow than LED, you may use UPRtek handheld spectrometer measure fluorescent lamps, but it will not guarantee the results accuracy. Read More
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This special designed is called "anti-fly card" functions, whichcan prevent SD card write error if SD card was hit accidentally.Please press the SD card which is placed in the SD card slot and the SD card will eject automatically. Read More
Please format the SD card to FAT before use it on MK350, and make sure to use SD card size above 1G. Read More
Please scroll down this page, find “Related Product” then click uSpectrum PC Software. Now please go to “files download” area and choose "uSPECTRUM PC Software - Software Installation", make sure your network connection is stable and you are ready to download. Read More
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uFlicker PC Software is a professional Flicker analysis software, it allows you to process large data analysis and measure almost 20 Flicker parameters , its flexible design with variety options is going to help you to fight flicker.Please refer below compatibility list for uFlicker PC software. You can also find more information at relative product below. Read More
Starting Jan. 2015, UPRtek removed the register process for Wing WiFi and uSpectrum PC software, therefore, users may use Wing WiFi and uSpectrum PC software with register.If you have a regist indication card included in your handheld spectrometer, please follow below process, our service team will help you to process the related operations. Read More
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No, it is considered to help user recognize and manage saved data easily, the saved data will be saved separate in smart device and spectrometer accordingly. When users controlling the measurement via smart device, the measurement data will save on smart device; controlling the measurement via spectrometer devices, the measurement data will save on the device. Read More
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United Power Research Technology Corp. is Taiwan supplier and manufacturer in Optoelectronics Industry. UPRtek has been offering our customers high quality Spectrometer, Color Meter, Spectral PAR Meter, Spectral Color Meter, Spectrum, LED Meter, Spectradiometer, LED Measurement, LED light testing since 2010. With both advanced technology and 10 years experience, UPRtek always make sure to meet each customer's demand.

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