Lack of light is the second most common cause of death of indoor plants after excessive watering.
Better light conditions will allow you to keep your plants healthy.
Measure the light levels for the price of a coffee!
How to use:
Launch the application
Point the camera toward the leaves
Press the button "Measure"
How to interpret the measurement:
- Too low: Difficult for plants to survive.
- Low: For plants which can tolerate low levels of light such as aglaonema, parlor palm, philodendron.
- Medium: For the majority of indoor plants such as Dracaena, Pothos, spider plant.
- High: For plants which love light such as zebra plant, areca palm, croton.
- Detection of natural light
- Artificial lights are not supported
- 4 levels of intensity: very low to high
- Uses the rear camera only
- Intensity up to 100,000 lux or 10,000 fc
This application allows you to measure the light levels of indoor plants. However, if you need very precise measurements, the use of professional equipment is recommended.
- Minor UI update
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
I almost didn’t download after reading the reviews. I’m so glad I did. Although this utility uses a back-facing camera, it doesn't take much effort to get a reading. Just point in the general direction — I had no problem seeing the screen at the same time I was checking light quality. If you aren’t getting a reading you expect, tilt the camera a bit one way or the other to grab the light. Easy!
Also, there is a numerical meter that will give more detail than ‘very low’, ‘low’, etc. I have about 150 plants in my home at any given time (for the Farmers Market) and this helps cut out the guesswork.
This is a simple, easy to use and straightforward tool for measuring light. It has a very attractive interface and updates to various light levels automatically. I’ve used another meter where you have to push a button to take a reading, but this does it on the fly, which is what I particularly like about it. My only suggestion is that it would be nice if one could use either the front or rear cameras.
I pointed the camera at the leaves of all of the plants in my very bright southwest sunroom. It read anywhere from too low-medium which is by no means accurate. When I hold my phone in front of the leaves but point the camera out towards the light I finally get a reading of bright, which I know the room to be. The room is full of cacti, succulents, and palms- all of which love bright light- and they are all thriving. Clearly there is more than enough light for the room to be considered bright but the app doesn’t read as such. I’m glad it was only $.99 to find out but still a rip off. Save your money.
- Studio Nano Ship Inc
- 169 MB
Requires iOS 12.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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- © 2020, Studio Nano Ship Inc.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.