URCERI MT-912 Light Meter REVIEW — MacSources

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6 min readMar 2, 2022

Measure Ambient light with this light meter.

Over the past several years, I have grown more involved in Cub Scout and BSA activities. I have expanded my lighting needs by adding pocket lights, headlamps, lanterns, spotlights, floodlights, and a variety of other types of lights. As my collection grew, I became interested in comparing the beam intensities and looked for a digital light meter. Luckily, you can find just about anything on Amazon.

The MT-912 Light Meter arrived in a 3 3/8 inches wide by 7 1/8 inches tall by 1 3/4 inches thick yellow/black retail package. The upper 1 1/2 inches tall yellow segment wrapped around to the side, back, and top panels, while the lower black segments filled out the remainder of the package. The cover panel displayed an attractive yellow ink outline of the MT-912 device. The image showed the light ring, LCD screen, plus the power button, hold button, MIN/MAX button, and FC/LUX button. The right side panel listed five product-defining icons: 1. Measuring Range 0–200,000 Lux/0 Fc-20,000 FC. 2. Temperature Range -20C-70C/-4F-158F, 2 time/second sampling rate, 3 x 1.5V AAA batteries, and a 60H battery life. The posterior panel provided a hexalingual table (English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, and Japanese) of the manufacturer’s name/address and manufacturing labels. Even though I loved the yellow-on-black color scheme, I felt that the outer packing lacked a unique name; If I had a single constructive piece of advice, it would be to name the device something catchy like the MT-912 “Lampas.”

I lifted the lid of the box and removed the internal contents: 1. #3 RO3P AAA UM-4 1.5V Tcbest Super Heavy Duty batteries, a 3 1/8 inches wide by 4 1/16 inches tall 35 panel user manual, and a bubble-wrapped light meter. I removed the 3.2 ounce light meter from the bubble wrap and evaluated the device. The main body measured 2 1/4 inches wide by 4 3/4 inches tall by 1 1/8 inches thick and resembled a walkie talkie. You will find an 11/16 inches tall by 5/8 inches wide neck segment and a 1 5/8 inches diameter light sensor. The sensor had a 1 1/2 inches diameter rubberized plug with a thin attached nylon string and metallic loop. The front yellow panel contrasted beautifully against the black surrounding plastic shell, internal buttons and LCD…

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