luminance meter ls-160

Portable, Compact, Lightweight, Ergonomic And Powered With 2 x AA batteries.

Konica Minolta luminance meter LS-160 is a successor to LS-110 and is design with highly accurate and easy-to-use luminance meter with a minimum measuring area of 4.5 mm and with greatly improved luminance range of up to 9,999,000 cd/m2. Luminance meter LS-160 uses a newly designed sensor with a spectral response that more closely match the V(λ) spectral luminous efficiency function of the human eye to provide measurement results that correlate well with visual evaluation.

The LS-160 uses a SLR (single lens reflex) optical system that provides users with several important capabilities. Very small areas, even down to 0.4 mm in diamete r(when closed-up lens is used) can be measured accurately. Measurement areas at distances both long and short show up consistently in the viewfinder. This flexibility allows even those who have never used the instrument to gather precise measurement results.

LS-160 is build on the key design features of their predecessors with new features, improved accuracy and increased measurement range.


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LS-160 Luminance Meter

  • 1/3° acceptance angle
  • Portable, lightweight, compact and battery powered
  • SLR (Single Lens Reflex), precise targeting; shows exact area to measure
  • Small diameter measurements (as small as 0.4mm)
  • Backlit LCD and viewfinder displays; easy to focus on target
  • Neutral density eyepiece filter allowing measurements of bright light sources
  • Pistol grip enables user to stabilize the instrument with ease
  • Measures low luminance (range starts at 0.01cd/m2)
  • User calibration and color correction
  • Includes Utility Software allows the instrument to be controlled from the PC via USB 2.0
  • Optional CCD camera adapter enables viewfinder to be monitored from a distance

LS-160 Luminance Meter

ModelLS-160 Luminance Meter
Measuring angle1/3°
Optical systemSLR viewing system, f = 85 mm F2.8
Angle of view9° (with diopter adjustment)
Relative spectral responsivityClosely matches spectral luminous efficiency (V (λ))
Application standard(N/A)
Minimum measuring area (diameter)4.5 mm
(0.4 mm when close-up lens is used)
Minimum measuring distance (From the measuring distance reference plane)1,012 mm
(213 mm when close-up lens is used)
Measurement modeInstantaneous value, maximum/minimum value, luminance difference (Δ)/luminance ratio (%)
Measurement timeAUTO: 0.7 to 4.3 seconds
Manual: 0.7 to 7.1 seconds
Luminance unitcd/m2 or fL 
Luminance range0.01 to 9,999,000 cd/m2
Accuracy*1+/-2% +/- 2 digits
(10 cd/m2 or less)
+/-2% +/- 1 digit
(10 cd/m2 or more)
Repeatability*10.2% + 1 digit
Calibration standardKonica Minolta standard/user-specified standard switchable
User calibration channels10 channels
Data memory1,000 data
External display
(Number of significant digits)
(Luminance) 4 digits
(Chromaticity) 4 digits
Internal display
(Number of significant digits)
(Luminance) 4 digits
InterfaceUSB 2.0
PowerAA-size batteries (x2), USB bus power, or optional AC adapter
Current consumptionWhen viewfinder display is lit: 70 mA average
Operation temperature/humidity range0 to 40°C, relative humidity of 85% or less (at 35°C)
Storage temperature/humidity range0 to 45°C, relative humidity of 85% or less (at 35°C)
Size71x214x154 mm
Weight850 g (without batteries)
Standard accessoriesLens Cap
Eyepiece ND Filter
Eyepiece Cap
AA-size batteries (x2)
Hard Case CS-A12
Wrist Strap CS-A13
USB Cable T-A15
Data Management Software CS-S20
Optimal accessoriesClose-Up Lens No. 153/135/122/110
CCD Camera Adapter CS-A14
Illuminance Adapter CS-A15
AC Adapter AC-A305J/L/M
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
*1 Standard Illuminant A; Standard measurement distance; Measurement time setting: Auto