Plant Light Meter by Studio Nano Ship, Inc. (Universal)
Released: May 24, 2017
Version: 3.3.0
Size: 211 MB
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Plant Light Meter

Studio Nano Ship, Inc.
After excessive watering, lack of light is the second most common cause of death of indoor plants.
Better light conditions will keep your plants healthy.
Measure your plants’ ideal light levels for the price of a cup of coffee!

How to use:
- Launch the application
- Point the camera toward the plant’s leaves
- Press the “Measure” button

How to interpret the measurement:
- Very low: Difficult conditions for plants to survive.
- Low: For plants that can tolerate low levels of light, such as the aglaonema, parlor palm, and philodendron.
- Medium: For the majority of indoor plants, such as the Dracaena, Pothos, and spider plant.
- High: For plants that love light, such as the zebra plant, areca palm, and croton.

- Detection of natural light
- Artificial lights are not supported
- 4 levels of intensity: very low to high
- Compatible with rear camera only
- Intensity of 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.

What's new in version 3.3.0
- Added new light detection mode : window mode.
It is useful for measuring light when no plants are present, or when the leaves of the plants are difficult to access.
- Added 'Southern Hemisphere' option so notes relating to plant orientations reflect the hemisphere set by the user. For example, north facing is best light in the Southern Hemisphere as opposed to south facing in the northern hemisphere.
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Our verdict: Good
  • + Plant Light Meter is a highly rated app (4.5-star).
  • + Plant Light Meter is currently ranked #110 in paid Utilities apps for iPhone.
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