PASPORT High Sensitivity Light Sensor

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The PASCO High Sensitivity Light Sensor has a high resolution and wide range, allowing it to measure visible light intensity in a variety of applications. The table below gives examples of experiments that can be done using the three range settings

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The High Sensitivity Light Sensor PS-2176 is designed to perform visible light studies from low-intensity spectral studies to daylight. Built-in automatic variable oversampling reduces noise.

Typical Applications

  • Spectrophotometry
  • Interference and Diffraction patterns.
  • Measure light intensity vs. distance.


  • PASPORT Sensor Extension Cable
  • Sensor Handle


Sensing Element
  • Si PIN photodiode
Spectral Response
  • 320 nm – 1100 nm
Gain Levels
  • 100x, 10x, 1x, switch-selectable
  • 0.01 Lux at 1000 Hz on a 0 to 100 scale
  • 0.0005 Lux at 5 Hz on 0 to 100 scale
  • 0 to 1 lux (approx)
  • 0 to 100 lux (approx)
  • 0 to 10,000 lux (approx)
Maximum Sample Rate
  • 1000 Hz

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