PASPORT Light Level Sensor - PS-2177

Move to Wireless!

Recommended Alternative — The Wireless Light Sensor can perform most* of the functions of the PASPORT Light Level Sensor and long-term light level data can be logged directly onto the sensor. Best of all, it connects directly** to your computers, tablets, smartphones and Chromebooks without the need for an interface and with no cables to get in the way.

*The range and sample rate of the Wireless Light Sensor are lower: 0-130,000 lux vs 0-150,000 lux ; max sample rate of 2 Hz vs 250 Hz

**Devices without native Bluetooth® Smart connectivity will require a low cost USB adapter - see the product pages for details.



The Light Level Sensor measures illuminance in lux. The readings of this sensor mimic the wavelength sensitivity of the human eye, which is most sensitive in the green portion of the spectrum. This is achieved with a green filter in the light sensor.



Maximum Sample Rate
  • 250 Hz
  • ± 10%

Three Ranges

  • 0 to 1,500 lux
  • Resolution 0.5 lux
Light Bulb
  • 0 to 15,000 lux
  • Resolution 5 lux
  • 0 to 150,000 lux
  • Resolution 50 lux

Buying Guide

Interface Required

To use this product you need a PASCO interface. 

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Software Required

SPARKvue software or PASCO Capstone software may be used. PASCO Capstone is available for Mac and Windows. SPARKvue is available for Mac, Windows, iOS, Android and Chromebooks.

Learn more about Bluetooth Compatibility.