After excessive watering, lack of light is the second most common cause of death
of indoor plants. Better light conditions will keep your plants
healthy. Measure your plants’ ideal light levels for the price of a cup of
coffee! How to use: - Launch the application - Point the camera...
This is a simple, easy to use and straightforward tool for measuring light. It has a very attractive interface and updates to various light levels automatically. I’ve used another meter where you have to push a button to take a reading, but this does it on the fly, which is what I particularly like about it. My only suggestion is that it would be nice if one could use either the front or rear cameras.
I pointed the camera at the leaves of all of the plants in my very bright southwest sunroom. It read anywhere from too low-medium which is by no means accurate. When I hold my phone in front of the leaves but point the camera out towards the light I finally get a reading of bright, which I know the room to be. The room is full of cacti, succulents, and palms- all of which love bright light- and they are all thriving. Clearly there is more than enough light for the room to be considered bright but the app doesn’t read as such. I’m glad it was only $.99 to find out but still a rip off. Save your money.
People tend to give me plants that I know very little about simply because I love plants. This app is awesome to figure out good placement and give a good basic overview of a variety of plants. It’s SUPER easy to suggest additions too! I sent in a request at the contact email for a couple of tricky plants to be added and got a response the next day. The plants were added by the next update.
Update fixed the issues
Thank you for updating the app. I had given it one star based upon the inaccuracies the update had caused but it’s back to working fine now. I tried it on natural light and two different grow lights and it provided readings that seemed to be more in line with what I would expect.
As a newby plant mom, I use this app all the time to find the best locations in the house for my plant babies. Definitely worth the couple of bucks I spent for it.
New version extremely inaccurate
**Do not buy the update broke it.** The original version was a bit tricky position, but it worked. In the new version the app attempts to take a reflective light reading instead of an ambient one, but it’s wildly inaccurate. Plants sitting on the window sill in direct sun often read as if they had lower light then plants 4-6 feet away from the nearest window. Plants with darker coloration read as if they have less light then plants directly next to them. The app also no longer supports plants with variegated or colorful leaves.
Loved it before the update
It was so helpful before the recent update. When I moved into my new place a year ago it helped me figure out my lighting and where my plants, new and old, could thrive. And it worked! This new update is—and I don’t say this lightly—trash. It reads low or too low for every one of my plants, many of which the app told me before (and I know is true) are in bright or medium light. Pretty bummed to not have this tool at my disposal anymore!
It should use the front camera to measure the light
The fact that it only uses the back camera to measure light it makes no sense - how you read the light when you have to turn your phone down to use it - seems like they didn’t put much thought on the user experience or even use their product themselves
Okay but unreliable
This meter only works on green leaves and images taken at certain angles. It isn’t a reliable source to tell if your plants are getting enough light. And it definitely isn’t for artificial light. Overall an okay meter.
Such a cool idea!
Love this app, super nice to be able to get different light readings using my phone! I would request support for trees commonly used for bonsai, like Chinese elm and juniper!
Idk what app everyone else is using
My room gets I would personally say medium light and I tested it out and it said “very low.” I decided to really put it to the test by going to the brightest south facing window in my house and it said “low” still. Then I put it directly at the sun and it said “medium.” To me it seems off and it’s a waste of money just use your eyeballs to tell
Not compatible with iPhone Xs
Upgraded from an iPhone 7plus and I can’t allow this app access to my camera. The app doesn’t even show in Apple settings. Please fix this issue bc the app works great...or at least it used to
I love being able to monitor my plants’needs by repositioning them for their best light needs!
Everything is too low
I’m confused, every single reading in my house is reading too low, even in the brightest rooms in my house. This seems like a waste of money, considering I have plants all over and nothing has died due to inappropriate light.
Plants need light
I am very glad for this app I love how easier it is to know The right lighting thank you
Yes. Plant Light Meter is very safe to use. This is based on our NLP (Natural language processing) analysis of over 694 User Reviews sourced from the Appstore and the appstore cumulative rating of 4.4/5 . Justuseapp Safety Score for Plant Light Meter Is 58.4/100.
Yes. Plant Light Meter is a totally legit app. This conclusion was arrived at by running over 694 Plant Light Meter User Reviews through our NLP machine learning process to determine if users believe the app is legitimate or not. Based on this, Justuseapp Legitimacy Score for Plant Light Meter Is 58.4/100.
Plant Light Meter works most of the time. If it is not working for you, we recommend you excersise some patience and retry later or Contact Support.
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