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This product is no longer available and has been replaced by: NR-LITE2-L. Some accessories, replacement parts, or services may still be available.

Overview

The NR-Lite is a rugged net radiometer manufactured by Kipp & Zonen. Net radiometers measure the energy balance between incoming short-wave and long-wave IR radiation relative to surface-reflected short-wave and outgoing long-wave IR radiation. This net radiometer includes two black conical absorbers, one facing upward and the other facing downward. They are coated in PTFE, making them resistant to weather without requiring a fragile plastic dome. Both absorbers are calibrated to an identical sensitivity coefficient.

The only difference between the NR-Lite and the NR-Lite2 is the color of the wires.


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Benefits and Features

  • Compatible with most Campbell Scientific data loggers

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Detailed Description

The NR-Lite Net Radiometer measures the energy balance between incoming short-wave and long-wave infrared radiation relative to surface reflected short-wave and outgoing long-wave infrared radiation. This rugged device includes two black conical absorbers—one facing upward and the other facing downward. The absorbers are coated in PTFE making them resistant to weather without using a fragile plastic dome. They are calibrated to an identical sensitivity coefficient.

The NR-Lite includes a bubble level to ensure proper installation and a rod that deters birds from roosting on the sensor. It produces a millivolt signal that is measured directly by a Campbell Scientific datalogger; most of our dataloggers are compatible.

The only difference between the NR-Lite and the NR-Lite2 is the color of the wires.

Specifications

Sensor Blackened thermopile
Spectral Response 0 to 100 µm
Sensitivity 10 µV W-1m2 (nominal)
Output Range ±25 mV
Measurement Range ±2000 W m-2
Operating Temperature Range -30° to +70°C (manufacturer)
Sensor Diameter 8.0 cm (3.1 in.)
Support Arm Diameter 1.6 cm (0.6 in.)
Support Arm Length 80 cm (31.5 in.)
Sensor Weight 200 g (7.0 oz)
Support Arm Weight 635 g (23 oz)

Compatibility

Datalogger Considerations

Compatible Contemporary Dataloggers

CR200(X) Series CR800/CR850 CR1000 CR3000 CR9000X

Compatible Retired Dataloggers

CR500 CR510 CR10 CR10X 21X CR23X CR9000 CR5000 CR7X

Frequently Asked Questions

Number of FAQs related to NR-LITE-L: 2

  1. This depends on the information contained in the calibration sheet:

    • If the calibration sheet contains coefficient information, Campbell Scientific keeps a copy, and a replacement copy can be requested.
    • If the calibration sheet does not contain coefficients, Campbell Scientific does not keep a copy. It may be possible to contact the original manufacturer for a replacement copy.
  2. The information included on a calibration sheet differs with each sensor. For some sensors, the sheet contains coefficients necessary to program a datalogger. For other sensors, the calibration sheet is a pass/fail report.

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