Wireless Light Sensor (NS)

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Description

Overview

Connects directly to your devices via Bluetooth® Smart and covers a wide range of applications.

This is the most versatile and most cost effective light sensor we’ve ever produced with a variety of measurements for the science classroom that is unmatched.

The Wireless Light Sensor features two separate apertures – one for ambient measurements and one for directional light measurements.

The ambient sensor measures illuminance, UVA, UVB and UV Index. The spot aperture measures light level and has color detection with channels for the relative intensity of Red, Green, Blue light and the ability to sum them for the level of White light.

In addition PAR and irradiance are available as calculated measurements in PASCO Capstone (version 1.8 or later) and SPARKvue (version 2.6 or later) software.

Note:  The Wireless Light Sensor is not recommended for diffraction studies using our Optics Systems.  For that we recommend our PASPORT High Sensitivity Light Sensor or ScienceWorkshop Light Sensor.

Typical Applications

Light measurements are key to the study of solar energy, modeling planetary motion, polarization, reflectivity and the inverse square law.

  • Studying solar energy
  • Monitoring UV light levels and ways to limit exposure.
  • Reflection, absorption and transmission of light through clear, opaque and different colored translucent mediums.
  • Investigating polarization and reflectivity
  • Modeling planetary motion
  • Verifying the inverse square law

Special Features

  • No interface needed! Connects directly to your computers, Chromebooks, tablets and smartphones.
  • Simplicity: just pair and go, no cables and adapters to manage
  • On board memory that allows the sensor to function as an independent datalogger.
  • Variable sampling rate for capturing small fast changes or experiments that run for hours, days, or weeks.
  • Features convenient Bluetooth wireless connectivity and long-lasting coin cell battery

Independent datalogging

Long term data collection directly on the sensor

In logging mode wireless sensors collect data to their onboard memory for hours, days, weeks or even months at a time without needing to be connected to a computer, tablet, Chromebook or smartphone.

When the experiment is concluded, simply connect the sensor to a device running PASCO software and download all the measurements it recorded.

Specifications

Sensing Element
  • Dual 5 channel radial photodiodes
Spectral Response
  • Approximately 300 nm to 1100 nm
  • UVA (350 – 375 nm)
  • UVB (320 – 340 nm)
Measurement Options
  • Light intensity, RGB, UVA, UVB, and UV index.
Range
  • Approximately 0 – 130,000 lux
Sample rate
  • Ambient: Default: 1 Hz
  • Ambient: Maximum: 2 Hz
  • Spot: Default: 5 Hz
  • Spot: Maximum: 20 Hz
Logging
  • Yes
Battery
  • Coin Cell
  • Expected Battery Life > 1 year
Connectivity
  • Bluetooth® Smart
Max wireless range
  • 30 m (unobstructed)
Sensing Element
  • Dual 5 channel radial photodiodes
Spectral Response
  • Approximately 300 nm to 1100 nm
Measurement Options
  • Light intensity, RGB, UVA, UVB, and UV index.
Range
  • Approximately 0 – 130,000 lux
Sample rate
  • Ambient:
    Default: 1 Hz
  • Ambient:
    Maximum: 2 Hz
  • Spot:
    Default: 5 Hz
  • Spot:
    Maximum: 20 Hz
Logging
  • Yes
Battery
  • Coin Cell
  • Expected Battery Life > 1 year
Connectivity
  • Bluetooth® Smart
Max wireless range
  • 30 m (unobstructed)