LS172 45/0 Colorimeter with Touch Screen

Touch screen operation
Built-in multiple electronic color charts
Color comparison, QC testing

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LS172 is a handheld multifunctional colorimeter designed with a 45/0 annular illumination geometry. It uses a 3.5-inch IPS capacitive touch screen to provide an excellent operating experience. The color analyzer integrates multiple color charts, and it can quickly match the three closest color codes. The colorimeter also has a color comparison function, and supports a variety of standard color addition methods. The color difference threshold can be set, and the color difference formula can be flexibly selected, which can realize rapid QC testing.


LS172 colorimeter five major characteristics


LS172 colorimeter is usually used in product color measurement and management, and product color difference quality control in paper printing.

colorimeter measures printing paper

colorimeter measures printing paper

colorimeter tests ink color difference

colorimeter tests ink color difference

color difference comparison

color difference comparison


Parameter Value
Illumination geometry 45/0 (45°annular illumination, 0° viewing angle)
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 space CIE Lab, Luv, LCh, Yxy, CMYK, RGB, Hex
Color difference formula 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 aninterval of 3s after calibration)
Dimension 86mm×62.5mm×158mm
Weight About 225g
Power supply Rechargeable lithium battery3.7V@4000mAh, can measure 10,000 timescontinuously under full charge
Display 480×320 dot matrix IPS color screen
Language Simplified Chinese, English
Charging port USB (Type-C)
Operating temperature range 0~45℃, 0~85%RH (no condensation)
Storage temperature range -25~55℃, 0~85%RH (no condensation)


Touch screen operation, perfect experience

The instrument uses a 3.5-inch IPS color capacitive touch screen, no button settings are required. The screen is tilted at 20 degrees, a perfect viewing angle, which offers a good user experience and human-computer interaction interface

Small and portable

Small and portable, easy to carry

Integrating multiple electronic color charts

Colorimeter can quickly match the closest three color codes, and the accuracy rate is as high as 90%

Support mobile App and PC software (Chinese and English)

The instrument is equipped with mobile APP and PC software, covering Android, iOS, Windows systems;
Chinese and English interface can be switched at will.

Color measurement and color comparison

The user can acquire the color values by color measurement function and compare the color between sample and standard in color compare interface

Lab values indication makes color adjustment easier

The colorimeter provides the color deviation indicator of the three color channels of Lab and assistance for color adjustment

QC mode makes batch inspection easier

The color difference threshold can be set based on the user's needs

Seven color spaces and six color difference formulas

The color meter integrates seven color spaces such as Lab\RGB\CMYK and six color difference formulas to choose from,
meeting the color measurement needs of various industries

Energy saving, low power consumption

Lithium battery enables 10,000 continous measurements under full charge.

Large storage space

The instrument has built-in large storage space, which can store 1000 colors and color comparison records respectively

Whiteboard calibration, simple operation

The bottom cap integrates a calibration whiteboard.

Locating plate makes color measurement more accurate

The colorimeter is equipped with a measurement locating plate to meet the needs of precise alignment, and make the measurement more accurate

Locating Measuring Area

Whiteboard calibration, simple operation

The bottom cap integrates a calibration whiteboard

Qualifications and Standards

LS172 handheld colorimeter meets the following standards:

  • GBT 3978-2008 standard lighting body and geometric conditions

  • GBT 3979-2008 Method for measuring object color

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

  • GBT 11186.1-1989 Coating Film Color Measurement Method Part 1: Principle

  • GBT 11186.2-1989 Coating Film Color Measurement Method Part 2: Color Measurement

  • GBT 11186.3-1989 Method for Measuring the Color of Coating Film Part 3 Calculation of Color Difference

  • JJG 595-2002 Verification Regulations for Color Measuring Colorimeter

color difference meter calibration report
color difference meter calibration report

Installation and Operation

1、 Mobile APP installation

The mobile APP support Android operating system version 7.0 or higher and iPhone supports iOS 7.0 or higher version.
It can be installed in the following ways:

  • Scan the QR code on the portable colorimeter with a mobile browser or WeChat, follow the prompts to download and install.

  • Click on the link to install the APP.

  • Search for "LSColor" (not case sensitive) in the APP Store/Google Play to install the application.

QR code to download colorimeter App
QR code to download colorimeter App

2. PC software installation

Connect to the computer via USB, you can use the PC software of the colorimeter. (PC software only supports Windows operating system)
It can be installed in the following ways:

  • Download "Colorimeter" to the local and run it directly after decompression.


Please watch the video as above to learn more about features and operation.

Colorimeter repeatability demonstration

Colorimeter demonstration of color saving function


No. Description Quantity Unit
1 Colorimeter 1 Set
2 Cleaning cloth 1 pcs
3 Locating plate 1 pcs
4 User manual 1 pcs
5 Certificate / Warranty card 1 pcs
6 Calibration Report 1 pcs
colorimeter packing
colorimeter packing

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 sear
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.