Light PAR meter

Discussion in 'Test Kits, Controllers, Reactors and Dosers' started by Nemos Janitor, 17 Aug 2009.

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    Nemo's Janitor - if you are thinking of getting a PAR metre - would you be willing to publish your tests here on MASA, please?
    And are you perhaps planning to do tests on different lighting brands/models/wattages/types? Please?
     
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    I see the link to CSAfrica is only to the actual sensor, not the meter..... whereas the link to the PDF shows the actual meter.....

    What do you envisage the total cost would be, Nemo's Janitor? I looks like it might end up plus-minus between R4500 and R5500? Right?
     
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    Most certainly. I have got prices of the two PAR meters from CSAfrica. They are quite expensive.

    Model MQ-200 Apogee Quantum Meter - Separate Sensor Dual Calibration R3 619.35 + vat
    Total R4126.06



    LI-250A
    Light meter R6 804.00 +vat
    250-01 Carrying case R303.75 +vat
    LI-192SA UW sensor R6 925.50 +vat
    Total R15997.90

    I am trying to find out if any MASA members have any experience with the above. As you can see the MQ-200 is and ouching 4+ clicks instrument and i do not want to make a mistake in purchasing something i might later be disappointed in.​

     
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    You 100% correct. I agree in doing research first. HHHmmmm - I am not 100% sure, but PERHAPS Marco might have a PAR meter.....
     
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    I have one from a friend the MQ-200 works like a charm. I have just placed an order for my own...
     
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    Thanks! At what price and from whom? I don't want to get ripped off.
     
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    Also from CS Africa at about the same price as your quote. As Sims says, it works very well. You can't objectivly evaluate your lighting without it.
     
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    Yip CS Africa...same price :)
     
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    Thanks Bud. I have just processed my order. Now the expectancy pain awaits. No i am not pregnant but may act so should it be delayed.:1:
     
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    Keith, sorry I only saw your message now.

    I have the Apogee. Works very well, although I have little to compare it to other than an old lux meter which could not be submerged, but at 300 bucks or so did the trick.:)

    I got my Apogee from America, via a friend who was visiting.

    The Li meter apparently is great, but only really required if very sensitive scientific research results are required, or if you really want to throw cash around.:p

    The Apogee is very much the industry standard I think, and I don't think you can really go wrong.

    So congrats to the expectant Dad, they are very interesting and useful instruments.
     
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    Thanks Rob. Input much appreciated. Even the R4k is a bit steep, but i suppose in our industry it is a necessity.:thumbup:
     
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    Almost 2 months and the PAR thingy arrived on Friday. I was expecting a heavy gadget something like a Fluke 77. Well i dug out an old iPhone FL and it fits perfectly.

    I have not played with it too much but once i get to know the baby i will share.
     
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    They must have upgraded it. My ones a lot bigger than an Iphone.:)
     
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    Great news. 2 months is quite some time to wait though:p

    Please post a pic or two of the unit:)
     
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    A pic next to my iPhone.

    IMG_1928.jpg
     
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    Nice to see you're putting your iPhone to good use ;)
     
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    Yup thats much neater. Pretty cool.:)
     
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    :lol:

    Really neat and simple unit with only four buttons:p
     

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