• ALTA Industrial Wireless Light Meter
ALTA Industrial Wireless Light Meter

$237.00
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MNS2-9-IN-LS-LM
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Product Description

ALTA industrial wireless light meters measure the intensity of light in lux (luminescence/unit area), from 0 – 1000 lux (indoor range). Perfect for light sensitive applications like museum and art gallery light monitoring. User customization allows you to set the frequency of readings and the ability to set thresholds for notifications and alerts by SMS text, email or voice call from the system.



ALTA - Leading Enterprise Grade "Internet of Things" Solutions

ALTA sensors offer 3 to 4 times the range of standard sensor platforms, extending non-line-of-sight reach to an exceptional 1,200+ feet through walls (12-14 walls typical). Using Frequency-hopping Spread Spectrum (FHSS) also allows ALTA sensors to have better interference immunity from other wireless devices.

Superior power management provides ALTA sensors with almost twice the battery life of Monnit’s standard wireless sensors.

  • Coin cell sensors typically last 3+ years.
  • AA and Industrial sensors typically last up to 12+ years.
ALTA products employ Monnit's new Encrypt-RF® Security (256-bit Diffie Hellman key exchange and AES-128 CBC encryption for all sensor data messages), so security is maintained at all communication points from sensor to gateway, gateway to software, then back again.

Integrated on-board data storage allows ALTA sensors to store data messages if communication to a wireless gateway is disrupted (power outage, Internet outage, or out of range). Messages that can’t be delivered will be time-stamped and stored in memory (up to the last 512 messages) until communication with the gateway is restored, at which point the messages will all be transmitted.

Over-the-air updates allow ALTA products to be updated remotely if new fixes or features become available.

Monnit ALTA Industrial Sensors come in an IP65, NEMA 4X, CE rated, sealed, and weatherproof enclosure. They are powered by a single, replaceable, Industrial grade 3.6 V battery (included).

An optional solar powered version is also available. The solar powered version includes a Lithium Iron Phosphate rechargeable battery in conjunction with a solar power cell to keep the battery charged and at optimal capacity. If there is no light present at the solar cell, the battery alone could continue to power the sensor for up to 8-10 years.



Product Features

  • Highly sensitive photodiode.
  • Good for light sensitive applications.

  * Actual range may vary depending on environment.
** Battery life is determined by sensor reporting frequency and other variables.


What does this wireless sensor's data look like in software?

Monnit Light Meter - Data View in Software

What's in the box?

  • Wireless Sensor
  • Mounting Hardware
  • 3V Industrial Battery (Pre-Installed)
  • SMA Antenna
 

LUX Sensor Specifications

Sensing Technology High Sensitivity Photodiode
Sensor Material Silicon
Peak Wavelength 580 nm
Maximum Reverse Voltage 6 V
Maximum Power Dissipation 40 mW
Maximum Light Current 500 uA
Maximum Dark Current 0.3 uA
Maximum Rise Time 8.5 ms
Maximum Fall Time 8.5 ms
Maximum Operating Temperature Range -30°C to +85°C
Measurement Range 0 - 83,000 LUX
Weight 4.8 oz.
 

Variation Specifications

Security Encrypt-RF® (256-bit key exchange and AES-128 CTR)
Resolution 0.01 LUX
Accuracy 0.5% of reading
 

ALTA Industrial Specifications

Supply Voltage 2.0 - 3.8 VDC
Battery Type Replaceable 3.6V, 1800mAH (single AA sized)
Battery Life Up to 10 Year Battery Life.**
Max Operating Temperature -40° to 85°C (-40° to 185°F)
Optimal Battery Operating Temperature +10°C to +50°C (+50°F to +122°F)
Solar Power Option 3.0 VDC Solar Panel
600 mAH Rechargeable Battery (>2000 Charge Cycles - 80% of Initial Capacity)
Charging Temperature Range: 0° to 45°C (32° to 113°F)
Max Temperature Range: -20° to 60°C (-4° to 140°F)
Enclosure Material IP65, NEMA 4X, CE rated, sealed, weatherproof enclosure
UL Rating UL Listed to UL508-4x specifications (File E194432)
Dimension 3.7 in x 2.32 in x 1.38 in
 

ALTA 900 MHz Specifications

Operating Frequency 900 MHz Operating Frequency
Certifications Complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. (FCC ID: ZTL-G2SC1)
Complies with Industry Canada standards. (IC: 9794A-G2SC1)
Device Range Device Range Up to 1,200 ft. non-line-of-sight, wireless device range*
Security Encrypt-RF® (Diffie-Hellman Key Exchange + AES-128 CBC)
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Suggested Application Uses for This Sensor

  • rt gallery light metering
  • Museum light metering
  • Greenhouse solar and light level tracking