ColourBUG colourimeter

Pro-Lite has begun distributing Ocean Optics' ColorBUG colourimeter, a novel colourimeter which measures the illuminance and colour of a light source then transmits the data via its built-in wireless transmitter to an iPhone or iPod Touch.

The ColorBUG is designed for testing the colour and illuminance in theatrical studio and architectural applications. ColorBUG is about the size of than a typical mobile phone that works wirelessly with iPhone and iPod Touch to determine CIE chromaticity and illuminance values easily and quickly. ColorBUG is supplied with a software application for the iPhone or iPod Touch.

Illuminance is measured in the range from 0.1 to 15,000 lux, while light source colour is reported in CIE x and CIE y (1931) chromaticity coordinates and correlated colour temperature. ColorBUG is equipped with a built-in lithium ion battery, which charges through a mini USB interface. The wireless interface is 802.11 a/b/g compatible.