MQ-510 Full Spectrum Underwater LED PAR Meter
Purchase a new Apogee MQ-510 PAR Meter and return it for a refund within 60 days, EVEN IF YOU HAVE USED IT!
Measure your lights PAR with an Apogee MQ-510 PAR Meter. When you are done, return the meter back to us within 60 days from the purchase date for a refund, even if you have used it. If you do not need the PAR meter after tuning your lights, and just as long as the meter is functional, send it back to us for a refund minus a $100 restocking fee.
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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
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Open Box Apogee MQ-510 PAR Meter Return Policy
We (Bulk Reef Supply) accept returns on used, but functional PAR Meters for 60 days from the date of purchase. PAR Meters must be returned with all accessories included. A $100.00 restocking fee will be applied to all Apogee MQ-510 PAR Meters. Return shipping is not included and shipping charges are not refundable.
PPFD measures the amount of PAR light (photons) that arrive at the sensor's surface each given second. Essentially, they are one in the same. The measurement will bounce around if there is surface tension. Many prefer to turn the pumps off and take a measurement when the water is calm. You can also take several measurements with the pumps on and calculate the average PAR reading as ideally, there will be continual surface tension and the readings will have that fluctuation through any given day. Please let me know if there is anything else I can assist you with!
MQ-510 Full Spectrum Underwater LED PAR Meter that you are selling come with the latest blue full spectrum sensor rather than the one shown?
Yes it will come with the most updated sensor which is the blue one.
Same question for the SQ520.
It will come with the new sensor, we have not updated the picture since it changed.
Great question! Our PAR rentals are utilizing the updated blue sensor.
Happy reefing! c:
The MQ-510 and MQ-210 have both been calibrated for use underwater and have improved the response to blue light. The difference between the 2 is minimal with the 210 under-reporting the blue end of the spectrum while the 510 slightly over-reports the blue end. Both units should perform well in a typical aquarium application.
For more information check out their spec sheet