Measure in bright sunlight to dim candlelight, and everything in between! Our Light Sensor has three ranges to accommodate a wide variety of student light measurements. Switch ranges with the touch of a button and without losing calibration. No other Light Sensor combines such a wide range with such high-sensitivity.
- Sensor communicates range changes to the computer, so readings are always correct.
- Mounts easily to PASCO apparatus.
- Compare light intensity vs. distance
- Study interference/diffraction/polarization
- Measure relative light intensities in daylight
- Compare relative intensity of reflected light from a variety of surfaces
|Sensing Element||Si PIN photodiode|
|Spectral Response||320 nm – 1100 nm|
|Measurement Options||3 selectable ranges (labeled as Candle, Light Bulb and Sunlight)|
|Resolution||0.01% of selected range full scale|
This product requires PASCO software for data collection and analysis. We recommend the following option(s). For more information on which is right for your classroom, see our Software Comparison: SPARKvue vs. Capstone »
This product requires a PASCO Interface to connect to your computer or device. We recommend the following option(s). For a breakdown of features, capabilities, and additional options, see our Interface Comparison Guide »
Dedicated Datalogging with SPARK LXi
Consider an all-in-one, touchscreen data collection, graphing, and analysis tool for students. Designed for use with wired and wireless sensors, the SPARK LXi Datalogger simultaneously accommodates up to five wireless sensors and includes two ports for blue PASPORT sensors. It features an interactive, icon-based user interface within a shock-absorbing case and arrives packaged with SPARKvue, MatchGraph!, and Spectrometry software for interactive data collection and analysis. It can additionally connect via Bluetooth to the following interfaces: AirLink, SPARKlink Air, and 550 Universal Interface.
|PASPORT Sensor Extension Cable||PS-2500||$25|
Perform the following experiments and more with the PASPORT Light Sensor.
Visit PASCO's Experiment Library to view more activities.
In this lab, students use a light sensor to compare how organisms, including humans, are able to see. Then, they will compare the light sensitivity of organisms to what an electronic light sensor can detect.
In this lab, students use a light sensor to determine how light is related to what they see.
In this lab, students use a light sensor to explore whether plants need light and water to survive and what adaptations help them survive.
In this lab, students use a light sensor to determine how light or brightness depends on the angle at which the sun’s light strikes the surface of the ground and how this changes throughout the day.