Rent an Apogee MQ-510 PAR meter for 7 days!
Perfect for LED Lighting
Knowing the total intensity of your aquarium lights can dramatically help with coral growth and health, but the meters are very expensive and only require a couple uses right when you get your lights set up and running, making them a hard to justify the purchase. We now offer a PAR meter rental program that lets you use an Apogee MQ-510 Underwater Quantum PAR Meter and Apogee Sensor Wand for two weeks, giving you time to perfectly tune your lights!
- 7-Day Rental Period
- Return Shipping Included
- Fully Refundable Deposit*
- Includes Sensor Wand
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Increased Accuracy for Underwater LED Lighting Measurements!
Apogee's MQ-510 PAR meter is perfect for underwater testing of LED light intensity and immersion effect correction factor has already been applied through the monitor's firmware giving you the corrected underwater value.
- Designed for underwater use
- Full Spectrum
- Works will all lighting types
- Improved spectral response
- 2-meter shielded cable
The MQ-510 Par Sensor has been specifically designed to give reliable and repeatable readings underwater with LED lighting. With an increased spectral range, and larger sensing optic you will get more precise readings with all types of lighting systems. Apogee now has the immersion correction factor installed in the meter and will automatically compensate for any effects underwater readings may have.
Apogee has calibrated the MQ-510 sensor with electronic lights that is stored in the firmware of the meter. Calibration with electronic lighting makes it the perfect PAR meter for any type of aquarium lighting. The sensor has a housing designed to be fully weather-proof and self-cleaning allowing years of service with minimal maintenance.
No more days of looking and guessing how much light is being put into your tank. Apogee is the leader in radiation sensing devices and recently introduced the MQ-510 USB Powered Quantum PAR Sensor that now corrects for underwater variables. PAR (photosynthetic active radiation) is the easiest way to measure the available light for corals to consume and use for photosynthesis. With LED lights giving more and more control to the consumer the best thing is a PAR meter that is affordable and simple to use. With PAR readings you can monitor light degradation, clarity of the water, and intensity of the lighting schedule. Most LED lights out on the market today have more power than what your corals can take and will quickly bleach out from too much light. By having a PAR meter to monitor the light intensity you will have tangible numbers to go off of, instead of just guessing.
We personally like inputting all of our reading into a spreadsheet to make a chart of light output and overlay the readings on a photo as well. Having a picture with your tanks PAR levels is very handy to have when placing new corals in your tank.
- Resolution - 0 to 4000 μmol m-2s-1
- Calibration Uncertainty - ± 5 %
- Measurement Repeatability - less than 0.5 %
- Response Time - less than 1ms
- Field of View - 180°
- Spectral Range - 389 to 692 nm ± 5 nm (wavelengths where response is greater than 50% of maximum)
- Sensor Dimensions - 2.4 cm diameter and 3.7 cm height
- USB Cable - 2 m (6 ft)
- Warranty - 4 years
1x Apogee MQ-510 PAR Meter and Sensor
1x Apogee Sensor Wand
Apogee MQ-510 Par Meter Rental Policy
Rental period is 7 days from the day it is delivered to your door to the day the return tracking number becomes active, so you get a full week to tune your lights! If you need to keep the meter and wand longer, no problem; the same weekly rental fee of $50 applies to each week you need to keep the meter. When you're ready to send the PAR meter and wand back, just let us know through email, phone, or live chat, and we will have a return label sent to your email right away. Just repackage the meter and wand then drop it off at any UPS location. *Deposits are fully refundable, granted the meter is shipping back to us within the initial 7-day rental period with all the included accessories in working condition. Each additional week will incur a $50 charge, that will be deducted from the deposit. Deposits can be refunded back to your original method of payment within 60 days of the initial order, or back to your BRS Reward Point account after 60 days.
Fantastic . Great Service By Ray C on 11/26/2018Ray C would recommend this product to a friendThank You BRS. This is a great service for Reefers who don't want to shell out $500 for a high quality par monitor. I would not hesitate on recording and adjusting, if necessary, your par levels if you have LED lights. I have a mixed reef with increasing amounts of SPS corals, so it was important for me to know specifically my zones for coral placement. This process was very easy, and the MQ-510 Apogee unit was already calibrated by BRS when I received it. I can't say enough how easy the process was. Great information and many surprises on my par levels. Return process was quick and easy. Refund of the deposit was prompt also. Great CUSTOMER SERVICE A++++.
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