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Color of Honey Portable Photometer - HI96785

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The HI96785 Honey Color Portable Photometer is used to measure the transmittance of light in order to determine the color of honey. The HI96785 combines accuracy and ease of use in an ergonomic, portable design that ends the days of judging color by “eye “. Hanna’s portable photometers feature an advanced optical system; the combination of a special tungsten lamp, a narrow band interference filter, and silicon photodetector ensure accurate photometric readings every time.

  • Calibrates 100% transmittance with a glycerol standard
  • Auto-shut off
  • Digital color analysis of honey from 0-150 mm Pfund

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The table below reports the USDA classification for honey samples and the related mm Pfund values.

USDA Color Standards Designations

Color Range Pfund Scales (mm)

Water White

8 or less

Extra White

Over 8 to 17 (including)


Over 17 to 34 (including)

Extra Light Amber

Over 34 to 50 (including)

Light Amber

Over 50 to 85 (including)


Over 85 to 114 (including)

Dark Amber

Over 114


Specification NameDetail
Honey Range0 to 150 mm Pfund
Honey Resolution1 mm Pfund
Honey Accuracy±2 mm Pfund @ 80 mm Pfund
Honey Methoddirect measure
Light Sourcetungsten lamp
Light Detectorsilicon photocell
Power Supply9V battery
Auto-offafter ten minutes of non-use in measurement mode; after one hour of non-use in calibration mode; with last reading reminder
Environment0 to 50°C (32 to 122°F); RH max 95% non-condensing
Dimensions192 x 104 x 69 mm (7.6 x 4.1 x 2.7”)
Weight320g (11.3 oz.)

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