Best PAR Meters of 2023
Best Selling PAR Meter of 2023
MQ-510 Full Spectrum Underwater LED PAR Meter
The MQ-510 earns the top spot because it offers the best accuracy and convenience. The included sensor is widely agreed by hobbyists to provide the most accurate readings under LED lighting and the convenient hand-held display allows you to quickly check PAR in multiple locations throughout the aquarium with ease.
Most Convenient PAR Meter of 2023
MQ-210X Original Underwater Quantum PAR Meter
When convenience is of utmost priority the MQ-210X reigns supreme. Coming in it at over $150 cheaper than the popular MQ-510, you still get the convenient hand-held meter without giving up an acceptable level of accuracy.
Best Value PAR Meter
MQ-510 Full Spectrum Underwater LED PAR Meter with 60-day return policy!
When you purchase an MQ-510, we offer a special 60-day return policy so you can use the meter to set up your lights and then simply return it back to us for a refund minus a $100 restocking fee.
Best PAR Meter on a Budget
USB Smart Quantum SQ-420 PAR Sensor
The SQ-420 requires a connection to your laptop or computer via the included USB wire and uses the same exact sensor included with the MQ-210X.
Best PAR Meter for Continuous Monitoring
Neptune Systems Apex with PMK Module
The PMK module allows you to graph PAR readings over time using Neptune Fusion via your Apex controller. The PAR sensor is discreetly camouflaged inside a colored rock that is designed to rest on the sandbed so it can collect PAR data around the clock.
Best PAR Meter Accessory
Sensor Wand for PAR Meter Sensors
Using the wand, you can move the Apogee PAR sensor around your tank without having to get your hands wet.
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