The LS-160, the successor to the Luminance Meter LS-110, is a highly accurate and easy-to-use luminance meter with a luminance range of up to 9,999,000 cd/m² and is suitable for the measurement of various light sources, including road and tunnel brightness. It also comes with a greatly improved sensor sensitivity that closely matches the V(λ) spectral luminous efficiency function of the human eye.

Luminance Meter LS-160

The Konica Minolta LS-160 model, which succeeded the LS-110, is a portable and highly accurate spot luminance meter that features a newly improved sensor design that offers a spectral response that closely matches the V(λ) spectral luminous efficiency function of the human eye, enabling measurement results that better correlate with visual evaluation.

The LS-160 comes with an optical system with single lens reflex (SLR) technology that enables accurate targeting capabilities while providing a clear view of the specific measuring area in the viewfinder, even when measurements are taken at very short distances. In addition, it can measure extremely small areas, down to 0.4mm in diameter, with the use of a close-up lens.

The LS-160 features a backlit LCD screen display, ensuring easy readability even in low-light conditions. Additionally, it is equipped with a viewfinder that shows the luminance measurement value. This allows for precise control over the object being measured without the need to move the instrument away from the eye. The LS-160 is equipped with an automatic mode that adjusts the measurement time based on the brightness of the target. Additionally, it features a neutral density eyepiece filter, ensuring both comfort and safety when measuring exceptionally bright light sources.

With a wide luminance measurement range of 0.01 cd/m² to 9,999,000 cd/m², the LS-160 is capable of capturing even the faintest levels of light. It is also equipped with color-correction and calibration functions that enable the selection of a standard luminance and automatically correct any variances detected in specified sources of light.

The LS-160 comes with utility software that enables convenient control of the meter via a PC, a feature that is useful for conducting repeated interval measurements. Additionally, the measurement data can be displayed in the form of graphs or lists and exported to spreadsheet applications. For those seeking enhanced capabilities, optional accessories such as close-up lenses for measuring extremely small areas and an illuminance adapter for illuminance measurement are available for use with the LS-160.


Luminance Meter LS-160

  • 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

Luminance Meter LS-160

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

Luminance Meter LS-160

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Luminance Meter LS-160

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