86173B D/8 Colorimeter with Touch Screen

3.5-inch touch screen and powerful app

Color comparison and color measurement
Powerful app expands colorimeter function
QC mode improves inspection efficiency

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Our colorimeter is a portable multifunctional colorimeter that adopts a D/8° optical geometry design. The digital colorimeter is equipped with a 3.5-inch IPS color touch screen, which has an excellent operating experience. The instrument integrates multiple natural color charts, which can quickly match the measured color to the closest color code. The colorimeter also has a color comparison function and supports a variety of standard color addition methods. The color difference threshold can be set, and the color difference formula can be flexibly selected, which can realize rapid QC testing.


Please watch the video as above to learn more about features and operation.


The instrument adopts a D/8° specular component include (SCI). Usually used in automotive paint, metal processing, stone, decorative materials, and plastics industries for color measurement and management, and color difference quality control.


Parameter Value
Illumination geometry D/8, specular component include (SCI)
Illumination light source Full spectrum LED light source
Measuring aperture 8mm
Measurement conditions Light source D65, field of view 10°
Measuring time About 1s
Color space CIE Lab, Luv, LCh, Yxy, CMYK, RGB, Hex
Color difference formula ΔE*ab, ΔE*uv, ΔE*94, ΔE*cmc(2:1),ΔE*cmc(1:1), ΔE*00
Repeatability Standard deviation ΔE*ab≤ 0.03
(Measurement condition: the average value of 30 measurements on the whiteboard at aninterval of 3s after calibration)
Dimension 86mm×62.5mm×158mm
Weight About 245g
Power supply Rechargeable lithium battery3.7V@4000mAh,
can measure 10,000 timescontinuously under full charge
Display 480×320 dot matrix IPS color screen
Language Simplified Chinese, English
Charging port USB (Type-C)
Data transmission USB, Bluetooth
Operating temperature range 0~45℃, 0~85%RH (no condensation)
Storage temperature range -25~55℃,0~85%RH (no condensation)


Touch screen design ,more convenient

The instrument comes with a 3.5-inch IPS color touch screen and has a good experience

Color measurement and contrast function

The instrument can collect colors anywhere at any time and the measuring result comes out in one second. Two steps can complete the color comparison when the QC function is enabled, batch detection can be performed and the color difference threshold can be set to quickly achieve quality control

Lab color deviation indicator, making color management easier

Providing the color deviation indicator of the three color channels of Lab is helpful for color adjustment

Good repeatability, accurate and stable measurement data

It has good repeatability, and the standard deviation △E*ab is less than or equal to 0.03, which is far beyond the peer products

Seven color spaces and six color difference formulas meet industry needs

The instrument has seven color spaces such as Lab\RGB\CMYK and six color difference formulas to choose from, matching the color measurement needs of various industries

Contain multiple electronic color charts

Our colorimeter contains multiple standard electronic color cards, which can quickly match the three closest color card numbers, with an accuracy rate of over 90%

Small and portable

It is small and portable with an ergonomic design, and easy to carry

Support locating plate to make sure measurement more accurate

The instrument is equipped with a locating plate to meet the needs of precise alignment and make measurement more accurate

White tile calibration, simple operation

Large storage space

Compensation optical path technology

Energy saving, low power consumption


     86173B handheld colorimeter meets the following standards:

  • GBT 3978-2008 standard lighting body and geometric conditions

  • GBT 3979-2008 Method for measuring object color

  • GBT 7921-2008 Uniform color space and color difference formula

  • GBT 11186.1-1989 Coating Film Color Measurement Method Part 1: Principle

  • GBT 11186.2-1989 Coating Film Color Measurement Method Part 2: Color Measurement

  • GBT 11186.3-1989 Method for Measuring the Color of Coating Film Part 3 Calculation of Color Difference

  • JJG 595-2002 Verification Regulations for Color Measuring Colorimeter

App installation

1. Mobile APP installation

The mobile APP support Android operating system version 7.0 or higher and iPhone supports iOS 7.0 or higher version.
It can be installed in the following ways:
1) Scan the QR code on the portable colorimeter with a mobile browser or WeChat, follow the prompts to download and install.

QR code to download colorimeter App
QR code to download colorimeter App

2) Click on the link https://www.lshtec.com/a/170/ to install the APP.
3) Search for "LSColor" (not case sensitive) in the APP Store/Google Play to install the application.

2. PC software installation

Connect to the computer via USB, you can use the PC software of the colorimeter. (PC software only supports Windows operating system)
It can be installed in the following ways:

  • In the product box, the PC software is installed in USB flash disk.

  • Download "colorimeter-windows-V1.0.0.rar" to the local and run it directly after decompression.


No. Description Quantity Unit
1 Colorimeter 1 Set
2 USB cable 1 pcs
3 U disk (software) 1 pcs
4 Cleaning cloth 1 pcs
5 Locating plate 1 pcs
6 User manual 1 pcs
7 Certificate / Warranty card 1 pcs