LS196 Gloss Meter

Large range, high precision, excellent quality

60° universal angle design and maximum measuring range up to 1000GU
High precision, and conform to Chinese Grade 1 gloss meter standards
Support QC mode to improve measurement efficiency

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LS196 is a handheld gloss meter. Thanks to its ivory white engineering housing, its appearance is simple and generous. It features 60° universal angle design, and its measuring range can reach to 1000GU. The device supports normal mode and QC mode. In QC mode, it can automatically determine whether the gloss of the material is qualified, thus the measurement efficiency is improved.  It is professionally used for the surface gloss measurement of paints, coatings, inks, plastics, ceramics, stones, metals and other materials.


Parameter Value
Measuring Angle 60°
Measuring Light spot 9mm*15mm
Minimum Test Material Size 20mm*10mm
Measuring Range 0-1000GU
Resolution 0.1GU
Repeatability 0-100GU:±0.2GU
Reproducibility 0-100GU:±0.5GU
Zero Error 0.1GU
Indication Error 0-100GU:±1.5GU
Power Supply Lithium rechargeable battery 3.7V@650mAh
Display 240×128 Dot Matrix
Language Simplified Chinese, English
Charge Port USB(Type-C)
Data Transmission USB
Size 140*48*75mm
Weight About 237g
Working Temperature 10~45℃,0~85%RH (no condensation)
Storage Temperature -10~60℃,0~85%RH (no condensation)


1000GU large range design

The range of LS196 gloss meter reaches 1000GU, which makes it easy to measure various high gloss materials such as metal products and electroplated workpieces

60° universal angle design can meet 98% of measurement requirements

The 60° universal angle design is suitable for the surface gloss measurement of most materials. It has a wide range of applications

LS196 gloss meter measures computer enclosure

LS196 gloss meter measures computer enclosure

LS196 gloss meter measures car panel

LS196 gloss meter measures car panel

LS196 gloss meter measures plastic

LS196 gloss meter measures plastic

LS196 gloss meter measures metal

LS196 gloss meter measures metal

Adopting the D65 light source to make sure the accurate measurements

The instrument uses the D65 light source and the spectral response curve of receivers conforms to the fuction of photopic vision V(λ), ensuring more accurate measurements of colored objects

Our device conforms to Grade 1 gloss meter standards, not all gloss meters can do it

The accuracy of the device in the full range meets the Chinese Grade 1 working machine standards, which ensures that it passes the inspection of the authoritative Chinese metrology organization. Not all gloss meters can do it

0.2GU good repeatability makes the measuring data stable

Use the imported chips and sensors with the unique 50-point linear fitting algorithm. Repeatability reaches ±0.2GU, and resolution reaches 0.1GU. The data remain consistent in the repeated measurement at the same position.

Just put and test, refuse to wait for 0.5s

After the device is turned on, there is no need of button operations. You just need to put the gloss meter on the materials and test. Don't have to wait for even 0.5s

QC mode for auto qualification

In addition to normal mode, the device also supports QC mode. In this mode, the user can set the upper and lower limits for qualification judgment. This mode is suitable for batch testing

Support PC software to generate test reports

The device is supported by powerful PC software, which realizes online measurement and generates reports. The measurement results are clear and present

Smooth appearance and comfortable grip

Thanks to the ivory white engineering plastic housing, the device features smooth appearance with an ergonomic design providing users comfortable grip, and effortless long-term measurement

Long battery life, energy saving and environmental protection

The device has an auto shutdown function. It has a built-in lithium battery characteristic of a long-lasting battery life and continuous measurement of 115,200 times when fully charged

Strive for perfection, and pursue excellent quality

Environment temperature compensation

One-button calibration for accurate measurement

Qualifications and Standards

Product Standards

LS196 gloss meter meets the following standards:ISO2813, ISO7668, ASTM D523, ASTM D2457, DIN 67530, GB/T9754, GB/T13891, GB/T7706, GB/T8807

It also meeting all the requirements of 1st class working machine calibration in JJG 696-2002 Verification Regulation of Specular Gloss Meters and Gloss Plates

Product Qualifications

Software and Installation

Software download

Use software to measure, set parameters, generate report and print test report by Connecting PC via USB cable( PC software only support Windows system).

Software can be installed by the options as following: 

  • run the PC software in the U-disk in the packing, no need of installation

  • download online to save in the local disk, and run after unzipping Click to download


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

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