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is there an app out for a lux meter (light meter)

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by chrisjudge72, May 15, 2010.

  1. chrisjudge72

    chrisjudge72 New Member
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    i need to measure the light levels in a indoor sports club, as a wild stab in the dark does anyone know if there is an app out for this ?
     

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  2. Jaffa

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    I think not, as the hero does not have the relivant sensor
     
  3. jev

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    You could perhaps use the camera for that. Feed it a graycard and check exposure. There's no application out there that uses this method AFAIK, but it *is* feasible.
     
  4. daveybaby

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    The hero does have a light sensor. Top left of the phone, on the opposite side of the speaker grille to the LED. It's used to control the auto-brightness of the screen.

    However, i doubt very much that it would be even remotely accurate enough to measure the light levels in a room, even if there was an app on the market that pupported to do so (and there doesnt appear to be one).
     
  5. Jaffa

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    I thought it was just a proximity sensor, my bad
     
  6. sbbamafan

    sbbamafan Well-Known Member
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    That sensor is a light sensor (photocell) and works very well. I bet somebody could make an app to do what you need without much difficulty - somebody smarter than me:rolleyes:
     
  7. Lord Humongous

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    try android sensor data

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