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Difference between colorimeter and spectrophotomet

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Customers always ask difference between colorimeter and spectrophotometerAs a saleswoman of 3nh company, customers always ask me why we need to choose spectrophotometer neither than colorimeter. What's the difference between colorimeter and spect

Customers always ask difference between colorimeter and spectrophotometer

 

As a saleswoman of 3nh company, customers always ask me why we need to choose spectrophotometer neither than colorimeter. What's the difference between colorimeter and spectrophotometer?

 

I always tell them spectrophotometer is more preciser and stable, because they use 400-700 nm wavelength and they have reflectance rate. Of course, they have more functions.

spectrophotometer

Colorimeter and spectrophotometer is both good to measure delta E and get a good test result, but spectrophotometer can compare with many other brands instrument, such as BYK, Datacolor, X-rite, Monilta etc. If customers need absolute LAB value, I think spectrophotometer is better.

 

Here is another explaination from internet: 

 

A colorimeter measures the absorbance of a particular wavelength by a solution. It is usually used to determine the concentration of a known solute in a known solvent through the application of the Beer-Lambert law (absorbance is proportional to concentration). 
 
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A spectrophotometer is related to a colorimeter but may be used to scan across a spectrum of wavelengths. It also measures slightly different properties. A spectrophotometer usually measures transmittance (which is related to absorbance) or reflectance of solutions, transparent or opaque solids, such as polished glass, or gases. Hence a spectrophotometer is of broader application than a colorimeter. It can perform the same functions as a colorimeter, but it can also do more. 
 
 
Because a colorimeter is much simpler than a spectrophotometer, it is usually much cheaper. Some models of colorimeters are very portable and retail for a bit over US$200 ($200-$1800 typically) while a spectrophotometer is almost always a lab bench size unit and will usually cost US$2000 and up ($2000-$6000 typically).
 
 
If you want to know more information about colorimeter and spectrophotometer, please read more here.
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