LS176 Spectrophotometer

Full spectrum LED light source with balanced spectral distribution in the visible light range

Advanced spectral sensor with curve fitting algorithm
Offer professional spectral reflectance curve
Good repeatability, in line with national standards for Grade 1 colorimeter

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LS176 is a handheld multifunctional colorimeter with a 3.5 inch IPS color capacitive touch screen for an excellent experience. The instrument integrates many color cards, which can be matched to the nearest color card number for the sample color. It also has a color comparison function, a variety of color difference formulas to choose from, allowing for quick QC testing. The instrument meets the requirements about Grade 1 colorimeter in the Chinese JJG 595-2002 "Verification Regulation of Colorimeters and Color Difference Meters" in all directions.


The instrument employs full spectrum LED light source and spectral sensor, adopting D/8 illumination geometry with high measurement accuracy. It is widely used in the industries of automotive paint, hardware processing, stone, decorative materials, and plastic.


Parameters Value
Illumination   geometry D/8,   specular component include (SCI)
Illumination   light source Full   spectrum LED light source
Spectral   Range 400-700nm
Spectral   Interval 10nm
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, WI-98, WI-Gauz, WI-Hunter, YI-98, Reflectance
Color   difference formula ΔE*ab,   ΔE*uv, ΔE*94, ΔE*cmc(2:1), ΔE*cmc(1:1), ΔE*00
Repeatability Standard   deviation ΔE*ab is within 0.03 (Measurement condition: the average value of   30 measurements on the whiteboard at an interval of 3s after calibration)
Inter-Instrument   Agreement △E*ab<=0.4,   based on avg. of 12 BCRA series II tiles
Dimension 179mm *   64.5mm * 93mm
Weight About 325g
Power supply Rechargeable   lithium battery 3.7V@4000mAh, can measure 10,000 times continuously 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)


Spectral sensor with fitting algorithm to provide good repeatability

Equipped with an advanced spectral sensor, the instrument has a unique set of intelligent algorithms to analyse the 8 wavelengths of visible light to ensure accuracy

Full spectrum LED light source

The instrument uses a full spectrum balanced LED light source to avoid the problem of white LEDs missing the spectrum in specific wavelengths, making measurements more accurate

Adopting D/8 international common lighting method, widely applied

The instrument uses the D/8 international universal illumination method, including specular reflected light (SCI), for a wide range of applications

Conforms to the national Grade 1 colorimeter standards

The instrument meets the requirements about Grade 1 colorimeter in the Chinese JJG 595-2002 "Verification Regulation of Colorimeters and Color Difference Meters" in all directions

Support data import and export with PC software

With PC software, it has stronger statistical analysis function of color difference and can import and export the stored data of the instrument at the same time.

Extended the functions via mobile app

App connection for color sharing on the app

Quick matching of color cards

It includes multiple electronic color cards to quickly match the nearest color card number, with matching accuracy of over 90%

3.5 inch large touch screen

3.5 inch capacitive touch screen for a good human-machine interface

QC function

QC function allows users to quickly assess color accuracy against existing standards and realize rapid batch inspection

Rich color index

Supports a wide range of color measurement index to meet the needs of various CIE certifications including CIE XYZ, CIE Yxy, CIE LAB, Hunter LAB, CIE LCH, CME, CIE94, whiteness and yellowness

Spectral reflectance curves

Provides professional spectral reflectance curves from which the user can obtain information on the hue, saturation and shade of the sample color

It has built-in compensated optical path with white board calibration

Massive storage capacity of 1000 colous and 1000 color contrast records

Built-in rechargeable lithium battery for 10,000 continuous measurements on a single charge

Qualifications and Standards

The LS176 spectrophotometer conforms to the following standards: 

  • GBT 3978-2008 Standard illuminants bodies 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 colour of paint films——Part I: Principles 

  • GBT 11186.2-1989 Methods for measuring the colour of paint films——Part II: Colour measurement 

  • GBT 11186.3-1989 Methods for measuring the colour of paint films——Part III: Calculation of colour difference 

  • JJG 595-2002 Verification Regulation of Colorimeters and Color Difference Meter


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.


How to use LS176 portable spectrophotometer

Colorimeter repeatability demonstration

Comparison between Linshang colorimeter and X-Rite colorimeter

Colorimeter demonstration of color saving function


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

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.