ColorLite sph xs1

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ColorLite sph xs1

The ultra mobile compact solution – 

Easy Colour and 60° gloss measurement


  • 45°/0° colour measurement and 60° gloss measurement with one device
  • Worldwide communication of real-time measurement data directly via WiFi or Bluetooth 4.0
  • Optional: Integrated data matrix scanner
    It’s so easy: Scan QR / barcode – measure sample – save data
  • High powered LED-light source with an optimal life span
  • Perfectly simple handling through intuitive user interface
  • Memory space for 1000 standards and 350 sample photos

The mobile sph xs1 with QR / barcode scanner

Simply scan the sample ID, lot number or employee ID from the production order.  A label printer can also be connected via Bluetooth and measured values ​​can be printed out immediately.

Best solution to optimize processes and improve traceability.

spectrophotometer xs1 with gloss measurement


ColorLite present a new „state of the art“, ultra mobile, 45°/0° geometry, high resolution spectrophotometer in a pocket format. Connect direct to your colour reference database from anywhere in the world, using wireless LAN or tether to your smart phone with Bluetooth V4.0

The small sized instrument, made in Germany from a solid aluminium block, weighs just 270g. It is equipped with the latest high-definition technology allowing a high resolution spectral scan in 3.5nm steps in less than 1 second. The brilliant colour high contrast O-LED display makes a perfect user interface. The menu is simple and clear, so anyone can perform measurements fast and accurate. A further unique feature of the ColorLite XS1 is the integrated data-matrix and barcode camera. This allows for fast effect sample identification and management.


  • Colour measurement and registration of goods intake and goods output according to DIN EN ISO 9000 standard
  • Objective quality control of colours within a production
  • Colour difference measurement to reference colours stored on the device

 The delivery includes

  • Certified white standard PTB (Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt)
  • Aluminium case with foam padding
  • USB interface cable
  • Battery charger
  • Printed and CD user manual
Measurement Geometry45°/0° according to DIN 5033
IlluminantsD65, D55, D50, A, C, F11
Measuring area 3,5 mm
Colour Scales XYZ, Yxy, ΔE CIE L*a*b*, L*u*v*, L*C*h, Hunter Lab
Remission Spectrum with cursor displaying wavelength and % CIE-L*a*b* Diagram incl. tolerance limits

Quality Control
Tolerance Limits and Colour Differences

ΔE CIELab; ΔL, Δa, Δb; ΔL, Δu, Δv; ΔL, ΔC, Δh;
Min/Max, PASS/FAIL, ΔECMC (1:1 und 1:2), CIE ΔE94,
ΔE2000, dynamic index
Metameric-Index for D65/A and D65/F11 according to DIN 6172
Other ValuesContrast: LRV (Light Reflectance Value) according to BS 8493:2008,
Various White-Index values
Various Yellowness-Index values
Spectral Light Source Measurement
Spectra and chromaticity measurement of light sources such as LED´s - optional
Sample Photos350 Colour photos to visualise scanning area
Dimension: 160 x 120 Pixel
Spectral Range/ Wavelength400 nm to 700 nm
Spectral Resolution Holographic grating-Spectrometer
FWHM @500 nm < 10 nm
Scanning in 3,5 nm intervals
Resolution: 115 x 16-Bit per scan

DisplayHigh resolution O-LED colour display: High contrast and
low-Power 1/4-VGA, 320 x 240 Pixel
Gloss value 60° according DIN EN ISO 2813 (old DIN 67530)
Camera Data-Matrix and Barcode-Scanner - optional
Repeatability< 0,03 ΔE CIELab
Light SourceWhite and blue LED´s
Life span > 20 years
Scanning Time Complete measurement cycle with
calculation and readout time. < 1sec
Multiple Scanning Mean calculation of 1 to 20 individual measurements with colour values and standard deviation statistics displayed
MemoryMemory for 1000 standard colours
Memory for 1000 colour values
Memory for 300 spektra (400-700nm / 3.5nm)
Memory for 350 sample-photos (160 x 120 Pixel)
Calibration With white standard certified by the PTB
(Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt)
Optional - 2 stage calibration with working standards
Power SupplyLithium Polymer-Akku
Charging time 1,5 hours
Colour Management
Standards loaded by
- list with Best-Match tool
- index-no.
- entering name
PC and Internet Connection USB 2.0
Bluetooth© or WLAN
Dimensions Device with battery:
120mm x 70mm x 32mm
Ambient temperature
15 °C to 45 °C
Relative humiditymax. 85% not-condensing

45/0° probe head – like the eye see´s it

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ActiveX – Communication tool

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ColorDaTra Professional

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ColorDaTra Basic

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Printer Zebra ZD410

203 dpi Thermo-Barcode-Label Printer USB Bluetooth (BTLE – low energy, WIFI (802.11ac) Bluetooth v4.1, USB-Host, black Including a customer specific printed layout adaption.

Protective bag for spectrophotometer sph xs1

Protection by foiled display. Velcro fastener, slightly upholstered, with length adjustable and removable shoulder strap.

Target device TD4

For positioning probe head on very small areas, measuring spot 3,9mm

The OEM-Solution: Cloud Storage

Components (Automotive parts) are usually bought from all over the world from different suppliers. The parts are placed directly next to each other and the colour must match 100%. Problems with the colour are detected late in process and that causes ti…

60° Gloss Measurement according to DIN EN ISO 2813 (old DIN 67530)

Why measuring gloss? The effect from gloss is much important for the visual colorimetry. The same black sample appears lighter with a matt finish than a glossy finish. So measuring the colour alone is often not enough. ColorLite offers the spectrophoto…

The perfect light source – LED’s

“The light source of the future” LED’s (Light Emitting Diodes) ensure an excellent long- and short-term stability of results and low maintenance costs. The pulse mode ensures that brightness levels stay high for a guaranteed 20 years.

High contrast colour O-LED display

Super high contrast O-LED full colour display provides the perfect interface between the instrument and user – ensuring very simple handling reducing training time and increasing reliability. The 180° viewing angle of the O-LED display works without ba…

User friendly

Only 4 Main levels: Measure – Calibrate – Settings – Memory Simple 4 button control. Real photos explaining things step-by-step, for example the calibration routines.

Warning messages

Variable standard deviation threshold 0.01 to 2 for multiple scans Variable time dependent calibration warning 1h to 24h Variable temperature dependent calibration warning 0 to 9 When the difference between the standard and the sample is too high When…

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