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Luxmeter PCE-172

Product information "Luxmeter PCE-172"

Luxmeter PCE-172 for fast and accurate light measurement

As a variant PCE-172-ICA also available with ISO calibration certificate

The lux meter PCE-172 is used to measure the lighting conditions in industry, agriculture and research. Increasingly, the environmental meter is also used to test lighting in workplaces, in the decoration of shop windows and by designers. It meets international standards for this type of lux meter. The lux meter provides measurement results in Lux and FootCandle units, where 1 fc is equal to 10.70 lux.

The device automatically detects the peak value if this value lasts for at least 10 μs. Due to the selectable measuring range the lux meter PCE-172 has high accuracy. The handling is very easy. This lux meter can also be used by untrained persons. However, it is always important to take into account in a lux measurement that certain conditions are met. 


  • Easy to use
  • Min, Max and Hold function
  • Backlit display
  • 3¾-digit LCD display; with 41-segment bar chart
  • Measurement units can be displayed in lux or footcandles
  • Battery level indicator
  • Automatic shutdown
  • "Overload" indication to warn when measurement range is exceeded
  • Optional with ISO Calibration Certificate

Technical data lux meter PCE-172 / PCE-172-ICA:

Ranges40,00 / 400,0 / 4000 / lux
40,00 / 400,0 klux (1klux = 1000 Lux)
40,00 / 400,0 / 4000 / fc
40,00 kfc (1kfc = 1000 fc)
Resolution0,01 / 0,1 / 1 / 10 / 100 Lux
0,01 / 0,1 / 1 / 10 FootCandle
Accuracy±5 % of reading ±10 Digits (<10.000 Lux)
±10 % of reading ±10 Digits (>10.000 Lux)
Repeatability± 3 %
Overload indicator    OL = Overload
Screen refresh rate1,5 pro Sekunde
Operating conditions0 ... 40 °C / 80 % r.F.
Display3¾ digit LCD Display
Power9 V battery
DimensionsDevice: 205 x 90 x 45 mm (W x H x D)
Light sensor: 115 x 60 x 20 mm (W x H x D)
Cable lenght: 150 cm
Weight274 g
StandardsSafety: IEC- 1010- 1; EN 61010- 1
EMV: EN 50081- 1; EN 50082- 1 corresponding DIN 5031 ; DIN 5032

Delivery scope:

1 x Lux meter PCE-172 / PCE-172-ICA
1 x Light sensor
1 x Battery
1 x Carrying case
1 x User manual
Additional for variant PCE-172-ICA:
1 x ISO Calibration Certificate

Calibration certificates are issued specifically for the customer and are excluded from the right of return

Further information and the instruction manual can be found in the download tab.

Manufacturer "PCE Deutschland GmbH"

The PCE-Instruments GmbH, is a company founded in 1999 by three engineers and located in the Hochsauerland district, which has distinguished itself in the development, manufacture and sale of high-performance and innovative products in the fields of measurement technology, control technology, weighing technology and laboratory technology.

Related links of the manufacturer

Datenblatt PCE-172
Bedienungsanleitung PCE-172

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