Line Quantum Sensor
The LI-191R Line Quantum Sensor measures PAR integrated over its 1-meter length. It is used to measure sunlight under a plant canopy, where the light field is non-uniform. The LI-191R makes it easy to measure under-canopy light in many plots quickly and consistently. It measures light in units of Photosynthetic Photon Flux Density (PPFD), which is expressed as μmol s-1 m-2.
Why choose the LI-191R?
Improved water resistance for long-term outdoor deployment
Integrated measurements using a single detector prevents variance found in sensors that use multiple detectors
Selected by the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON®) for integrated PAR measurements
How does it work?The LI-191R uses a 1-meter long quartz rod under a diffuser to direct light to a single filtered silicon photodiode. The entire LI-191R diffuser is sensitive to light over its 1-meter length. Since the diffuser is one continuous piece, the LI-191R essentially integrates an infinite number of points over its surface into a single value that represents light from the entire 1-meter length. Optical filters block radiation with wavelengths beyond 700 nm, which is critical for under-canopy measurements, where the ratio of infrared to visible light may be high. The unique design of the LI-191R provides an excellent quantum response that is close to the ideal quantum response.
Absolute Calibration: ± 10% traceable to National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST). The LI-191 is calibrated via transfer calibration using a reference LI-190R Quantum Sensor. Transfer error is ± 5% (included in the ± 10%)
Sensitivity: Typically 7 μA per 1,000 μmol s-1 m-2
Response Time: 10 μs
Temperature Dependence: ± 0.15% per °C maximum
Relative Humidity Range: 0% to 95% RH, Non-Condensing
Sensitivity Variation over Length: ± 7% maximum using a 2.54 cm (1”) wide beam from an incandescent light source.
Sensing Area: 1 m × 12.7 mm (39.4” × 0.50”)
Detector: High stability silicon photovoltaic detector (blue enhanced)