Apogee Bluetooth Dongle Connects PAR Meter to Smartphones

Apogee’s been on a tear the last couple of years to make their consumer grade PAR meters better, more useful, and even more relevant for aquarium hobbyists. The newest development is the announcement of the µCache or ‘Micro Cache’ which…

Apogee MQ510 Is The First Truly Underwater PAR Meter For Hobbyists

The Apogee MQ-510 is a brand new PAR meters which is specifically targeted at measuring light in underwater environments. Apogee has been giving the marine aquarium hobby a lot of attention this year with constant refinements to their handheld PAR…

Apogee Releases Calculator for Underwater PAR Measurement

A couple weeks ago we reported that Apogee had released a roughly estimated correction factor for measuring light underwater. Due to the the interaction of water and light and the immersion effect of the opaque sensor cover, it turns out…

Underwater PAR Measurement is Strongly Impacted by ‘Immersion Effect’

Apogee released their newest PAR light meter, the MQ-500 earlier this year with a brand new and improved light sensor. The improvements to the sensor of the Apogee MQ-500 increased the accuracy of this PAR meter across across the visible wavelengths…

Apogee MQ-500 PAR Meter hands-on and first impressions

The Apogee MQ-500 is the first new PAR Meter to be offered at the consumer level in quite some time. The new and improved MQ-500 from Apogee improves on the venerable MQ-200 meter which is pretty much the defacto PAR…

New Apogee MQ-500 with improved PAR readings for LED light

The Apogee MQ-500 quantum meter is a new and improved light measuring device which gives more accurate readings under all light types. For many years the Apogee MQ-200 with its long waterproof sensor has been the gold standard in measuring…

BioTek Marine USB PAR sensor appears for pre-order on Aquairum Specialty’s website

Less than a week after discovering that Apogee is working on a USB PAR sensor we’ve spotted this very device under the BioTek Marine brand over on Aquarium Specialty’s website. As we suspected the USB PAR sensor will retail for…

Apogee rumored to be developing a USB PAR meter

Earlier this year when we wrote about the iPhone Light Meter, we implored the inventors out there to develop something like it for aquarium use. Well our calls were partially heard because we’ve gotten word that something along those lines…

EconLux SolarMeter is best suited to measuring blue and UV light

The SolarMeter from EconLux is the first new light measuring tool to ‘compete’ with the near monopoly that Apogee’s PAR meter and UV meter have in the aquarium world. We use the word compete in quotations because there are two…

New Sunlight Supply PAR Meter wants to be your BFF

Sunlight supply just released a new PAR Meter. The device is bathed in the classic green and there are two models, one with a remote sensor or one with an integrated sensor. These look very  similar to a popular line…