ColorLite GmbH

Our story



Oficially founded in 2003, the origin of our success lies back in 1997.

When Light emitting diodes - LEDs - were evolving from a simply, low intensity light source to a super high power light source, which was robust, had a comparable low power consumption and almost infinite lifespan. LED has revolutionized the lighting industry back then- and it was our idea to use this progression to develop a new system for measuring colours on a professional level.  

P.hD Student David Pryor at the University of Applied Sciences, Hannover, together with an industry partner from Leipzig, developed the spectrophotometer sph850, that implemented the new LEDs. With a combination of these white and blue LEDs, bright white light was produced to illuminate samples. The analysis of the reflected light was made by using a new microsystem spectrometer component.

The new system implemented optical cables and a brand new innovative spectrophotometer in 2002. In 2003 ColorLite startet in Germany with the unique selling proposition to develope and manufacture market colour measuring devices. Ok, it´s not like with Steve Jobs starting in a garage, but still quite notable. The new system had an extreme flexibility, with a previously unknown small probehead, which connected to the main unit via a flexible cable.

All our products developed since are equally innovate. We constantly ask ourselves the question: "What can we do, to improve, what is already available in the field where we are specialised?"

In 2016 we won the renowned “Red Dot” industry design prize for our desktop spectrophotometer “ColorCube”. In 2017 we won the prize for the “Best innovation in the field of metrology” in the south of lower saxony for a completely new system, which combines a microscope, spectrophotometer and camera to enable extremely accurate measurement of colour values - on parts a lot smaller that 1mm!

Another breakthrough was the ColorLite sd350 spectral densitometer - designed, because the other systems on the market for measuring optical density where simply not accurate enough, especially for the automobile industry.

But that´s no reason to stuck in the past- the future holds a lot of challenges- and we are well prepared. ColorLite  a specialist in colour measurement is  very well prepared for an upcoming Industry 4.0- including inline colour measuring systems for 100% production control and the connectivity to dosing- and process control systems with highest flexibility and reliability. Our inline systems have been working in many areas of industry for over ten years.



We are committed to produce nothing less than accuracy in excellence.



The best service we can offer customers is to stick to the following rule:


"The true progress of invention is towards simplicity"



You can reach us Monday through Friday, between 8.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m.,

at  +49(0)5552 999 580.




Dr. David Pryor
Ursula Pryor




Jörg Arnold 
+49(0)5552 999 587

Martina Kaczmarek
+49(0)5552 999 585



Marketing & Assistance:





Susanne Unrein 
+49(0)5552 999 584






Anja Lewandowitz
+49(0)5552 999 586



Software and

technical service:

Christian Pryor
Christoph Rode





Our references


Our Partner:

IHK Hannover


Das Kunststoff-Zentrum



AMA Fachverband für Sensorik e.V.

Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

Fachhochschule Hannover