Tektronix J17 LumaColor Photometer System

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Tektronix Test Equipment J17
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J17 Datasheet Supplemental Document

The Tektronix J17 is a Portable Handheld Digital Photometer/Radiometer/Colorimeter capable of making a wide range of light measurements.

  • Auto-Range, Auto-Zero
  • RS-232 Output
  • Wide Dynamic Range
Tektronix Test Equipment J17 Features
  • Interchangeable pre-calibrated heads
  • Accurate spectral and cosine corrections
  • Metric and English units user selectable
  • Large LCD with backlight
  • Rugged
  • Handheld
  • Adaptable to many light measurement needs
  • Battery operated
Tektronix Test Equipment J17 Specs
J17 system consists of a J17 handheld meter and one of several interchangeable heads which connect directly to the J17.
J1803 Luminance Head
  • Video and projection screens
  • Surface reflectance
  • Computer displays

J1805 Head for LEDs - Output of red, yellow, green and blue LEDs

J1806 Radiance/Radiant Intensity Head - Display color balance

J1811 Illuminance Head

  • Highway illumination
  • Luminaries and lamps
  • Workstation illumination
  • Lighting for safety


J1812 Irradiance Head
  • Laser experiments
  • Infrared LED testing


J1820 Chromaticity Head
  • Measurement of Chromaticity and White Balance of color monitors
  • Color Temperature of Light Sources
  J1803 J1805 J1806 J1811 J1812 J1820
Measurement Luminance Luminance Intensity Radiant Intensity Illuminance Irradiance Chromaticity, Luminance
Applications Displays, Television, Medical LEDs Displays, Television Highway lighting, Office lighting, Transportation Lasers, IR LEDs, Research Displays, Television
Ranges 0.03 to 1,500,000 candelas/m2 (Nit)

0.01 to 500,000 footlamberts
0.01 millicandelas to 100 candelas 0.001 to 1,000 W/m2/sr 0.001 to 5,000 footcandles

0.01 to 50,000 lux

0.01 to 20,000 mW/m2

1 nW to 2 mW

0.001*1 to 0.999 x, y and u', v'

0.3*1 to 300,000 candelas/m2 (Nit)

Spectral Response CIE Photopic CIE Photopic Flat CIE Photopic Flat CIE Tristimulus
Spectral Accuracy f1' = <3% (DIN Class A) f1' = <3% (DIN Class A) ±8% 450 to 750 nm f1' = <3% (DIN Class A) ±8% 450 to 950 nm f1' = <3% (DIN Class A)
Acceptance Angle 180° (Cosine) 96° (Approx.) 16°
Other Features Suction cup LED adapters Suction cup Level and cover Cover Suction cup
Tektronix Test Equipment J17 Applications
  • Automobile lighting
  • Aircraft lighting
  • Computer and television manufacturing and service
  • Medical lighting
  • Commercial and industrial lighting
  • Photographic equipment manufacturing