Web only

Mindsets Light Mini Datalogger

Price match guranteePrice match guarantee

We can price match this item if found elsewhere. Call us on:

0333 400 9500

Quoting product code: A47RQ


Delivery Options

Same day with

Prices Vary

Next day delivery Order online by 6pm

£ 5.99

Named day or time delivery

from £ 8.99

Free Standard delivery 3-5 days (on orders over £10)


Standard delivery 3-5 days (on orders under £10)

£ 2.99

See full details of delivery Options

About this product


Product overview

• Measure and record light readings over time with the light datalogger
• Record up to 16,384 samples for up to almost two year’s worth of data
• Use to study light changes from 5 to 70,000 lux either during experiments or over time
• Everything is built into a single unit including the power supply and USB to review the data
• Suitable for ages 11+ with adult supervision
• The datalogger comes with a CR 1220 battery which has an estimated one to three year life expectancy and can be replaced
Special feature
• With its built in USB it’s easy to connect to your PC and the datalogger is compatible with Windows Vista and later Windows OS

What can this datalogger detect?
Store up to 16,384 samples about light levels with this datalogger (161-358) . Record experiments or conduct long term studies into changes in light levels with a detector capable of sensing light ranges between 5 lux and 70 lux. You can record from four hours up to almost two years of data with a sample rate set from once per second to once per hour. You can even use the light datalogger outside or in fluid in a seal container. The recommended temperature ranges for use are -20°C to 60°C.

How does the datalogger work?
All the components for the datalogger are housed inside its plastic casing including the sensor, memory and battery - there’s no need for any wires or extra hardware. The device comes in the form of a USB stick so retrieving your data is as simple as plugging into your PC or laptop’s USB socket. There is free downloadable software available to program the data recorder which is simple and easy to do. You can optionally set up a start date and time to start recording and chose from looped recording which overwrites the oldest data first or single which records until it’s full then stops. The datalogger uses a CR1220 battery that can be replaced (Order Code here) and is compatible with Windows Vista or later.


Number of included parts 1
Number of models that can be made 1
What can be made? Light datalogger
Computer system requirements Windows Vista or later
Age group, if specified 11+
Power supply requirements CR1220 (included)
Dimensions 68 mm x 19 mm x 10 mm

How accurate is it, especially at low light levels

Asked by: Jonty
It is designed to detect light levels as low as 5 Lux, there are no tolerances set by the manufacturer so it would depend on location with regards to light hitting the on board sensor.
Answered by: Gareth
Date published: 2016-01-19

does this item work with the ubuntu os

Asked by: malumcanem
Unfortunately we are unable to guarantee full compatibility for this item in your intended application, as this is not tested.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2015-08-19
  • y_2017, m_10, d_17, h_23CST
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvqa, vn_bulk_2.0.3
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasquestionsanswers, tq_2
  • loc_en_GB, sid_A47RQ, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=LAST_APPROVED_ANSWER_SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_maplin-en_gb