Light Meter is an easy-to-use, functional light intensity (lux) meter perfect for measuring, comparing, and adjusting lighting levels in your environment, whether at work or at home.

Using multiple device sensor inputs, this small, convenient app collects light intensity data at the click of a button. It is indispensable when using a manual or film camera, without the need for expensive instruments that often cost hundreds of dollars. Great for setting up your greenhouse light settings, avoiding workplace lighting induced eye strain, or checking if your desk or craft station needs a bit more light.

- Realtime measurements
- One-time measurement
- Average and Max values
- Front and rear cam
- Lux and Foot candle measurements

Please note that Light Meter app is not a replacement for a professional device and should be used for private purposes only.

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What’s New

Version 2.1.1

• Minor bugfixes
• Stability improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
4.1K Ratings

4.1K Ratings

Jamie-12/3/4 ,

Simple, functional, useful

Nice, simple, straightforward app with good user interface. Good set of options make it very functional. The measurements seem reasonable and more importantly - they’re consistent. A source measured yesterday will be measured at the same value today. Also has a very nice explanation of terminology for the uninitiated. My only complaint is the overly frequent ads. Other users comment that the ads remain in the Pro version, so no reason to upgrade until this is changed. A definite 5-star app without the ad problem.

ChibiUchihs723 ,

Doesnt feel accurate

Maybe I’m using it wrong, or maybe I don’t understand lighting, but I really don’t think this is very accurate. I was measuring the intensity of my grow lamps since I’ve got new bulbs and a new set up, and wanted to make sure I could get as close to this old set up as possible and maybe even get some extra lumens in there. The bulbs I was comparing are 840 lum vs 1200 lum, but the readings were all over the place.
When looking at the 840 bulbs, I got an average reading of 340, even when it was two and three lamps “stacked” on top of each other (which I’ve heard from other plant people increases the intensity of the lumens on the plants).
I was also getting readings of over 12,000 lum on a bulb and hood combo that I know is more dim than that, seeing as my plants are typically stretching under this light (low end recc of lumens for succulents is about 2,000). The readings just feel wildly unpredictable.
This is more a gripe with my phone, but also be sure to know that front and back cameras take in light differently. A spot which would read 330 lum on my front camera read as 380 with the back.

Even if the numbers are wrong, the “average” and “ratio” I found at least helped me set my lamps up in a better pattern.

jeelock ,

Don’t waste your money. Worst app ever

Got this a few days ago and it seemed to work fairly decent. Using it to compare lighting in different areas.
Went ahead and paid for the pro version.
Next day it will not work. Does absolutely nothing. Checked it off and on for the past couple of days and it still does nothing or at best gives some ludicrous reading then freezes up. Went to the feedback area in the app where it says u can contact them several times. Getting a message ‘trying to connect thank you for your patience’. Never connects.
I guess I’m not THAT patient. Deleting this trashy worthless app from my iPhone X.
I’ll never pay for the upgrade again until I use it several days with success.

App Privacy

The developer, Marina Polyanskaya, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Purchases
  • Location
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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