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CS-160 Luminance and Color Meter

The CS-160 is a highly accurate and easy-to-use chroma meter with a with 1/3° measuring angle across a 0.1 to 9,999,000 cd/m² luminance range. It also possess sensor sensitivity that closely matches the CIE 1931 color-matching functions.
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CS-160 Luminance and Color Meter

The CS-160 is lightweight, compact and battery powered luminance and tristimulus colorimeter for the measurement of a wide range of luminance conditions and non-contact measurement of color. The CS-160 luminance and color meter allows luminance and chromaticity to be measured remotely with an acceptance angle of 1/3° for small light-emitting surfaces. It is the perfect marriage of efficiency and ergonomics with regards to spot measurements of color and luminance in a handheld portable instrument. CS-160 provides an increased measurement range and a sensor that more closely matches the CIE 1931 color-matching functions.

To provide the most accurate measurement of luminance and color, the relative spectral response of the measuring instrument should perfectly match the CIE color matching functions. Alongside improved usability, the CS-160 feature an improved correlation to the color matching functions which yield more accurate results that closely correlate with visual evaluation and a greatly improved measurement range up to 9,999,000 cd/m2.

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CS-160 Luminance and Color Meter

  • 1/3° measurement angle
  • Luminance measurement range of 0.1 to 9,999,000 cd/m2
  • Portable, lightweight, compact and battery powered(2xAA)
  • SLR (Single Lens Reflex), precise targeting; shows exact area to measure
  • Converts the color of the indicated area to numerical values
  • Quick measurements of the viewed object color without the influence of outside areas
  • Easy-to-read backlit display for viewing in dark areas
  • Includes Utility Software allows the instrument to be controlled from the PC via USB 2.0
  • Various optional accessories such as illuminance adapter and close up lenses.
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CS-160 Luminance and Color Meter

Model CS-160 Luminance Color Meter
Measuring angle 1/3°
Optical system SLR viewing system, f = 85 mm F2.8
Angle of view 9° (with diopter adjustment)
Relative spectral responsivity Closely matches CIE 1931 color matching function | (x (Λ), y (Λ), z (Λ))
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)
Color notations (Absolute value) Lv, x, y (Y, x, y), Lv, u', v', LV, Tcp, duv, XYZ, LV, Λd, Pe
Measurement mode (Luminance) Instananeous value, maximum/minimum value, luminance difference (Δ)/luminance ratio (%)
(Chromaticity) Instananeous value, chromaticity difference (Δ)
Measurement time Auto: 0.7 to 4.3 seconds Manual: 0.7 to 7.1 seconds
Luminance unit cd/m2 or fL
Luminance range 0.1 to 9,999,000 cd/m2
Accuracy*1 (Luminance) +/-2% +/- 1 digit
(Chromaticity) +/-0.004 (50 cd/m2 or more)
Repeatability*1 (Luminance) 0.2% + 1 digit
(Chromaticity) 0.001 (100 cd/m2 or more)
(Chromaticity) 0.002 (50 cd/m2 or more)
Calibration standard Konica Minolta standard/user-specified standard switchable
User calibration channels 10 channels
Data memory 1,000 data
External display
(Number of significant digits)
(Luminance) 4 digits
(Chromaticity) 4 digits
Internal display
(Number of significant digits)
(Luminance) 4 digits
Interface USB 2.0
Power AA-size batteries (x2), USB bus power, or optional AC adapter
Current consumption When viewfinder display is lit: 70 mA average
Operation temperature/humidity range 0 to 40°C, relative humidity of 85% or less (at 35°C)
Storage temperature/humidity range 0 to 45°C, relative humidity of 85% or less (at 35°C)
Size 71x214x154 mm
Weight 850 g (without batteries)
Standard accessories Lens 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 accessories Close-Up Lens No. 153/135/122/110
CCD Camera Adapter CS-A14
Illuminance Adapter CS-A15
White Calibration Plate (for 45-0) CS-A20
AC Adapter AC-A305J/L/M
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
*1 Standard Illuminant A; Standard measurement distance; Measurement time setting: Auto

CS-160 Luminance and Color Meter

Included Accessories

USB Cable T-A15
USB Cable T-A15

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Strap CS-A13
Strap CS-A13

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Data Management Software
Data Management Software

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Suggested Accessories

White Calibration Plate Set
White Calibration Plate Set

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Illuminance Adapter
Illuminance Adapter

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Eyepiece ND Filter
Eyepiece ND Filter

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Eyepiece Cap
Eyepiece Cap

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Close-Up Lens #153
Close-Up Lens #153

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Close-Up Lens #135
Close-Up Lens #135

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Close-Up Lens #122
Close-Up Lens #122

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Close-Up Lens #110
Close-Up Lens #110

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CCD Camera Adapter
CCD Camera Adapter

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AC Adapter
AC Adapter

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CS-160 Luminance and Color Meter

Catalog Download: Download PDF (2.3MB)
Instruction Manual Download: Download PDF (20.0MB)