[iOS] $0: Plant Light Meter @ iTunes

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After Plant Detect it time for Plant Light Meter ;-)
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Lack of light is the second most common cause of death of indoor plants after excessive watering.
Better light conditions will allow you to keep your plants healthy.
Measure the light levels for the price of a coffee!

How to use:

Select a location where you would like to place your plant.
Launch the application.
Point the camera upwards, in the direction of the source of natural light.
The maximum value that you get is the level of light available at this location.

How to interpret the measurement:

  • Very low: Difficult for plants to survive.
  • Low: For plants which can tolerate low levels of light such as aglaonema, parlor palm, philodendron.
  • Medium: For the majority of indoor plants such as dracaena, pothos, spider plant.
  • High: For plants which love light such as zebra plant, areca palm, croton.

Features:

  • Detection of natural light
  • Artificial lights are not supported
  • 4 levels of intensity: very low to high
  • Uses the rear camera only
  • Intensity up to 16000 lux or 1500 fc

Notes:

This application allows you to take a good measurement of the light levels for indoor plants. However, if you need very precise measurements, the use of professional equipment is recommended.

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Comments

  • +1 vote

    Lack of light is the second most common cause of death of indoor plants

    щ(ºДºщ) Will someone please think of the plants!

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      Plant Detect: That is a dead plant.
      Plant Detect: That is a dead plant.
      Plant Detect: That is a dead plant.

      100% accuracy! No more complaints.

  • +1 vote

    The maximum value that you get is the level of light available at this location.

    And is also very biased depending on your device. Your phone could have a crap light meter or it could have an amazing one and it's basically impossible to know without proper equipment to back it up. For example, I had a phone I could point outside my window versus directly at a light in my room and the same value would show for both. Clearly not the case though as the light meter inside the phone was crap. To get a general idea of the exact light in that area too you'd need some sort of light diffuser attached to your phone.

    Basically, take anything you get from this with a grain of salt.

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      i would trust info from someone with the username "potplanty" vs some flaky app ;)