I bought a decent light meter that measures Lux/FC, etc., quite a while back in anticipation of using it frequently for potential lighting retrofits and upgrades, especially with all the energy efficiency talk being spouted in recent years. As it turns out though, it has basically sat on the shelf since the day I got it. So I'm just wondering... how often do you actually find yourself using your light meter?
It's a good meter to have. The IESNA has a good chart for amounts of Foot Candles in various locations. Good, if your selling a job, to tell the customer, the lighting is not enough. Some cases, too Bright. Good Day
I suppose it's not the first time I've bought something that took a several years to actually get any use out of. I find that things such as this will usually save the day at some critical point in time in the future though.