LS171 D/8 Colorimeter

Provide color measurement and color comparison function
Provide free colorimeter app
Enable to store large amounts of color data

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LS171 is a smart colorimeter which can provide color scan and color comparison for materials. The colorimeter complies with relevant international CIE standards. It adopts D/8 illumination geometry and is equipped with a high-precision sensor that meets CIE. The colorimeter has good consistency and repeatability and need to be used with mobile app for accurate color measurement and quality control. Using this affordable colorimeter will boost your color quality when color requirements are too stringent to depend on visual evaluation alone. It is more accurate and reliable than other basic colorimeters.


As a portable colorimeter, LS171 is widely used in car paint spraying, plastics, metal, hardware, furniture industry, rubber and other fields.

colorimeter test plastics

LS171 colorimeter test plastics

LS171 colorimeter test paint

LS171 colorimeter test paint

LS171 colorimeter test furniture

LS171 colorimeter test furniture

LS171 colorimeter test ceramic

LS171 colorimeter test ceramic


Parameter Value
Illumination geometry D/8, Specular Component Include (SCI)
Illumination light source Full spectrum LED light source
Measuring aperture 8mm
Measurement conditions Light source D65, field of view 10°
Measuring time about 1s
Color spaces CIE Lab, Luv, LCh, Yxy, CMYK, RGB, Hex
Color difference formulas ΔE*ab, ΔE*uv, ΔE*94, ΔE*cmc(2:1), ΔE*cmc(1:1), ΔE*00
Repeatability Standard deviation ΔE*ab ≤ 0.03
(Measurement condition: the average value of 30 measurements on the white tile at an interval of 3s after calibration)
Power supply Rechargeable lithium battery 3.7V@700mAh,can continuously measure 10,000 times underfull charge
Dimension 57×57×89.4mm (L*W*H)
Weight about126g
Display 0.96 inch OLED
Data   transmission Bluetooth
Charging port USB (Type-C)
Operating temperature 0~45℃, 0~85%RH   (no condensation)
Storing temperature -25~55℃,   0~85%RH (no condensation)


Various ways to complete color comparison

We can enter the Lab or LCh values of the standard color in the color compare interface and complete color comparison. Standard color can also be added from the personal color chart and standard color chart

Achieve Quality Control

Turning on the QC test function, batch detection can be conducted and the color difference threshold can be set to quickly achieve quality control

Multiple color charts helps save money and time

There is no need to carry heavy color cards because the colorimeter has several color charts in it and It can match the color number corresponding to the standard color charts. The matching accuracy is greater than 90%

Large storage enables convenient measurement

The device can save massive color datas in the app without worrying about running out of memory

Support multi-channel color sharing

The colorimeter can import and export color data via QQ, WeChat, email and other social media

Seven color spaces and six color difference formulas

The colorimeter has 7 color spaces and 6 color difference formulas provideing color measurement and color comparisons for different industries

Small and portable

The colorimeter has a small size and easy to hold

Support Chinese and English

Good repeatability, ΔE*ab is within 0.03

Energy-saving and long lifetime

Precise and accurate measurement without frequent calibration

Qualifications and Standards

LS171 colorimeter meets the following standards:

  • GBT 3978-2008 Standard illuminants and geometric conditions

  • GBT 3979-2008 Methods for the measurement of object color

  • GBT 7921-2008 Uniform color space and color difference formula

  • GBT 11186.1-1989 Methods for measuring the color of paint films-Part 1: Principles

  • GBT 11186.2-1989 Methods for measuring the color of paint films-Part 2: Color measurement

  • GBT 11186.3-1989 Methods for measuring the color of paint films-Part 3: Calculation of color differences

  • JJG 595-2002 Colorimeters and Color Difference Meters

App installation

scan the QR code
scan the QR code

The App supports Android 5.0 or later, and iOS 10.0 or later.
The installation way is as follows:
1) Scan the QR code on the colorimeter with the mobile browser, download and install as prompted.

2) Click on the link to install the APP.

3) Search for "LSColor" (case insensitive) in the APP Store to install the application.


No. Description Quantity Unit
1 LS171 colorimeter 1 pcs
2 USB data cable 1 pcs
3 Cleaning cloth 1 pcs
4 User manual 1 pcs
5 Certificate / Warranty card 1 pcs
6 Calibration Report 1 pcs
colorimeter packing
colorimeter packing


Colorimeter measured the color difference of powder

Colorimeter repeatability demonstration

Colorimeter demonstration of color saving function

Support Articles

Linshang Portable Colorimeter Selection and FAQ
Colorimeter (also named color difference meter) is widely used in paint, coatings, ink printing, packaging materials, leather fabrics, textiles, plastics and other industries.
How to understand color comparison data on colorimeters?
Linshang have launched 7 models of colorimeter, among which LS170 and LS172 needs to connect APP on the mobile phone via Bluetooth, and others like LS172, LS173, LS172B, LS173B, LS175 can be used directly.
How to Solve the Connection Problems of Colorimeter App
What is the Bluetooth pairing code of the colorimeter? Why no corresponding colorimeter can be see?
Why is there difference between the color displayed on colorimeter and the actual color?
Under different ambient light, the color seen by the naked eye will be different.



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