REED R8130 Light Meter


Measures light intensity up to 40,000 fc / 400,000 lx.

REED R8130 Offers

This light meter is capable of measuring in both Foot-candle (fc) and lx. The R8130 features an LCD display with a 42-segment analog bargraph, data hold, min/max, peak and relative functions. The tethered sensor allows for flexible operation while taking measurements.


  • Wide measuring range (up to 40,000 fc or 400,000 lx)
  • Easy-to-read backlit LCD display
  • 42-segment digital analog bargraph
  • Min/Max and Relative Mode functions
  • Peak and Data Hold
  • Low battery indicator and auto shut-off

REED R8130 Specifications

Measuring Ranges lx: 0 to 400,000

fc: 0 to 40,000

Accuracy ±(5% rdg.+ 0.5% Full Scale)

Repeatability ±3%

Resolution lx/fc: 0.01 (Max resolution)

Response Time Bargraph: 13.3 times/second

Numeric display: 1.3 times/second

Sensor Type Photo diode with spectral response filter

Spectral Response CIE Photopic (CIE Human Response Curve)

Spectral Accuracy CIE Vλ function f1'≤6%

Cosine Response f2' ≤2%

Display 3 3/4" (3999) digit LCD

Digital Analog Bargraph Yes (42 segment)

Backlit Display Yes

Data Hold Yes

Min, Max and Relative Mode Yes

Peak Hold Yes

Overrange Indicator Yes

Auto Shut-Off Yes (after 30 mins)

Kick Stand Yes

Tripod Mountable Yes

Low Battery Indicator Yes

Power Supply 9V battery

Product Certifications CE

Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)

Storage Temperature 14 to 140°F (-10 to 50°C)

Operating Humidity Range 10 to 80%

Dimensions 7.4 x 2.5 x 1" (188 x 64.5 x 24.5mm)

Weight 14.2oz (403g)

What's included with the REED R8130

  • Light Meter
  • Sensor Cover
  • Protective Holster
  • Carrying Case
  • Battery

Ideal Applications for the REED R8130

  • OSHA work environment compliance
  • Cinematography and photography applications
  • Museum exhibits
  • Lighting system installation
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Interior design projects
  • Industrial applications