Lovibond TR 520 Spectrophotometer - Ergonomic Reflectance Meter with Dual Aperture: 10mm/8mm & 5mm/4mm

LovibondSKU: 403035

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  • Intuitive On-board Icon-based Software
  • Allows you to Measure Large or Small Area Views with Easy Interchangeability
  • Free OnShade PC-based Software for Graphs and Statistical Process Control
  • Fluorescent Materials can be Measured with UV In and UV Out

An ergonomic, flexible reflectance spectrophotometer with easily selectable apertures of 10mm/8mm & 5mm/4mm. Touch screen technology with intuitive icons to enable user-specific settings and guide through the measurement process. An on-board camera-based locator and black and white calibration plates ensure accurate measurements and results every time. Multi language support for international use.

Delivery Content
    • TR 520 Handheld, Sphere Spectrophotometer
    • OnShade PC Software
    • White and Black Calibration Board (white tile and black port)
    • Dust Cover
    • USB Cable
    • External DC Power Supply
    • USB Stick with User Manuals in English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese and Chinese
    • Sturdy Carrying Case

      Optional Accessory
    • Micro printer (to be purchased separately)
  • Suitable for Use Over Prolonged Periods
  • The TR 520 has been designed with ergonomic features making it easy to handle during prolonged use.
  • Latest Technology Facilitates Use
    Measurements are further facilitated with touch screen technology and the intuitive on-board icon-based software which guides you to customise your instrument including, but not limited to: select your language option (English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese or Chinese); chose between right handed or left handed operation; switch light source and colour space. The on-screen interface also guides you through the process of sample measurement and data management.
  • Enhanced Flexibility
    Flexibility is also enhanced with the instrument’s dual aperture (10mm/8mm & 5mm/4mm), making it easy to measure small and large area views, and accessories for most applications including powders, liquids, gels, pastes, granules and solid materials. Fluorescent materials can be measured with UV In and UV Out.
  • Repeatable, Stable Results
  • To ensure you can easily see what you are measuring for repeatable, stable results, the TR 520 incorporates an on-board camera-based locator.
  • View Results On-Screen or On PC
    As standard, the TR 520 is supplied with a free copy of OnShade software to view the results on a PC (via USB cable) and develop graphs, statistical process control, shade searching and all available Colour, Space, Colour Differences and Indices which can be shared or printed (via the optional mico printer accessory).
  • Guaranteed Calibration
    White and black calibration tiles are, naturally, included with the instrument. It is recommended to re-calibrate every 24 hours minimum.
  • Suitable for Multiple Applications
    The TR 520 reports CIE Lab, XYZ, Yxy, LCh, CIE LUV, Hunter Lab colour spaces, ∆E*L*a*b*, ∆E*C*h°, ∆E*uv, ∆E*94, ∆E*cmc(2:1), ∆E*cmc(1:1), ∆E*00, ∆E Hunter Colour Difference Formulars; and can be set to D65, A, C, D50, D55, D75, F1, F2, F3, F4, F5, F6, F7, F8, F9, F10, F11, F12 illuminants.
    In addition, the TR 520 can report a wide selection of other Colorimetric Index’s: WI (ASTM E313, CIE/ISO, AATCC, Hunter), YI (ASTM D1925, ASTM 313), TI (ASTM, E313, CIE/ISO), Metamerism Index (MI), Colour stain, Colour Fastness, Colour Strength and Opacity.
  • This data is displayed as Spectral Value/ Graph, Colorimetric Value, Colour Difference Value/ Graph, PASS/FAIL Result, Colour Offset or Samples Chromaticity values.

Technical Data

Colour Type


Light Source

Combined LED Light, UV Light

Optical Geometry

Reflect: di: 8°, de: 8° (diffused illumination, 8 degree viewing angle)

Integrating Sphere Size

48 mm

Spectrophotometric Mode

Concave Grating


256 image Element Double Array CMOS Image Sensor


3.5 inch TFT colour LCD, Capacitive Touch Screen


Bluetooth 4.0

Spectral Interval

10 nm

External Storage

2000 Standards : 20000 Samples

Measurement Mode

Single Measurement, Average Measurement

Power Supply

Li-ion Battery

Battery Life Time

5000 measurements with 8 hours

Location Method

Camera View Finder Locating

Measured Reflectance Range

0 - 200 %

Measurement Time

2.6 s

Measuring Aperture

Dual Aperture: 10mm/8mm & 5mm/4mm

Specular Component


Colour Difference Formular

ΔE*ab, ΔE*uv, ΔE*94, ΔE*cmc (2:1), ΔE*cmc (1:1), ΔE*00v, ΔE (Hunter)

Other Colorimetric Index

WI (ASTM E313, CIE/ISO, AATCC, Hunter)
YI (ASTM D1925, ASTM 313, TI (ASTM E313, CIE/ISO)
Metamerism Index MI, Staining Fastness, Colour Fastness, Colour Strength, Opacity

Displayed Data

Spectrogram/Values, Samples Chromaticity Values,
Colour Difference Values/Graph, PASS/FAIL Result, Colour Offset

Inter Instrument Agreement

MAV/SCI: ΔE* ≤0.15


10 nm


MAV/SCI: ΔE* ≤0.03


CIE Illuminant D65
CIE Illuminant A
CIE Illuminant C
CIE Illuminant D50
CIE Illuminant D55
CIE Illuminant D75
CIE Illuminant F1
CIE Illuminant F2
CIE Illuminant F3
CIE Illuminant F4
CIE Illuminant F5
CIE Illuminant F6
CIE Illuminant F7
CIE Illuminant F8
CIE Illuminant F9
CIE Illuminant F10
CIE Illuminant F11
CIE Illuminant F12



Illuminant Life Span

5 years, more than 3 million measurements


2° / 10°

Environmental Conditions

0 - 40 °C, 0 - 85° Relative Humidity (non condensing), Altitude < 2000 m

Stock Conditions

-20 - 50 °C, 0 - 85° Relative Humidity (non condensing)

Languages User Interface

English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese


184 x 105 x 77 mm


600 g

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