TR 500 Spectrophotometer (1x8mm Aperture)

  • Compact, Lightweight and Easy to use Sphere Spectrophotometer
  • Designed for Fast, Accurate and Precise Color Measurement
  • On Screen Target Display Allows Positioning to be Perfect Every Time
  • OnShade Software Included for FREE – Perfect for Detailed Data Analysis
The TR 500 is a cost effective handheld spectrophotometer with a high-end specification. The ergonomic design, flexibility and on screen target display makes it ideal for quality control in the lab, field or in the manufacturing plant. Available in either 8mm, 4mm or 1x3mm aperture, the TR 500 offers the flexibility to choose the right measurement size for your chosen surface.


Part Number 403040


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Product information

  • Handheld and Portable
    Weighing only 600 grams, the TR 500 is the perfect lightweight portable spectrophotometer. It’s compact and ergonomic design offers easy one-handed operation, helping to prevent operator fatigue and enabling more measurements per hour. Offering the possibility of 5000 measurements with 8 hours battery life enables the TR 500 to be used anywhere on site for a prolonged period of time.
  • Accuracy
    Giving accurate and repeatable results is what the TR 500 does best. The on board camera based locator, enables the user to position the instrument accurately on the chosen sample with minimal contact. This feature dramatically minimize the chances of geometric metamerism.
  • Aperture Options
    Choosing the correct aperture size for your surface is extremely important for accurate measurement. This is why the TR 500 has three aperture options available in either 8mm, 4mm or 1x3mm. This choice of customized aperture helps to ensure the instrument is perfect for your measurement needs.
  • Calibration
    The calibration board supplied with every TR 500 incorporates a white tile and black calibration plate. This allows minimum and maximum readings to be checked every 24 hours.
  • FREE Software
    As standard, the TR 500 comes with a FREE PC software package. The OnShade software allows for a detailed data analysis which can then be shared or printed via the optional micro printer accessory.
  • Suitable for Multiple Applications
    The versatility of the TR 500 means its suitable for multiple applications and has the ability to report CIE Lab, XYZ, Yxy, LCh, CIE LUV, Hunter Lab color spaces, ∆E*L*a*b*, ∆E*C*h°, ∆E*uv, ∆E*94, ∆E*cmc(2:1), ∆E*cmc(1:1), ∆E*00, ∆E Hunter Color Difference Formulars; and can be set to D65, A, C, D50, D55, D75, F2, F7 & F11 illuminants. In addition, the TR 500 can report a wide selection of other Colorimetric Indexes: WI (ASTM E313, CIE/ISO, AATCC, Hunter),YI (ASTM D1925, ASTM 313), TI (ASTM, E313, CIE/ISO), Metamerism Index (MI), Color stain, Color Fastness, Color Strength and Opacity. This data can be seen as either Spectral Value/Graph, Colorimetric Value, Color Difference Value/ Graph, PASS/FAIL Result, Color Offset or Samples Chromaticity values.
Applicable Standard ASTM 313
ASTM D1925
Color Type Opaque
Optical Geometry Reflect: di: 8°, de: 8° (diffused illumination, 8 degree viewing angle)
Integrating Sphere Size 48 mm
Spectrophotometric Mode Concave Grating
Sensor 256 image Element Double Array CMOS Image Sensor
Repeatability MAV/SCI: ΔE* ≤0.05
Display 3.5 inch TFT colour LCD, Capacitive Touch Screen
Interfaces USB
Spectral Interval 10 nm
Measurement Mode Single Measurement, Average Measurement
External Storage 2000 Standards : 20000 Samples
Location Method Camera View Finder Locating
Measured Reflectance Range 0 - 200 %
Measurement Time 2.6 s
Measuring Aperture Customized Aperture: 8mm/4mm & 1x3mm
Specular Component SCI & SCE
Power Supply Li-ion Battery
Color Difference Formular ΔE*ab, ΔE*uv, ΔE*94, ΔE*cmc (2:1), ΔE*cmc (1:1), ΔE*00v, ΔE (Hunter)
Battery Life Time 5000 measurements with 8 hours
Other Colorimetric Index WI (ASTM E313, CIE/ISO, AATCC, Hunter)
YI (ASTM D1925, ASTM 313, TI (ASTM E313, CIE/ISO)
Metamerism Index MI, Staining Fastness, Colour Fastness, Colour Strength, Opacity
Displayed Data Spectrogram/Values, Samples Chromaticity Values,
Colour Difference Values/Graph, PASS/FAIL Result, Colour Offset
Inter Instrument Agreement MAV/SCI: ΔE* ≤0.2
Spectral Range 400 - 700 nm
Bandwidth 10 nm
Illuminants CIE Illuminant D65
CIE Illuminant A
CIE Illuminant C
CIE Illuminant D50
CIE Illuminant D55
CIE Illuminant D75
CIE Illuminant F1
CIE Illuminant F2
CIE Illuminant F3
CIE Illuminant F4
CIE Illuminant F5
CIE Illuminant F6
CIE Illuminant F7
CIE Illuminant F8
CIE Illuminant F9
CIE Illuminant F10
CIE Illuminant F11
CIE Illuminant F12
Portability Portable
Illuminant Life Span 5 years, more than 3 million measurements
Observer 2° / 10°
Languages User Interface English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese
Dimensions 184 x 105 x 77 mm
Title Scale Path Length Scale Range Scale Resolution Applicable Standard Add to quotation cart
ASTM E 313
CIE 94
CIE L* a* b n/a dependant on spectral locus 0.01 ASTM E308
CIE L* u* v* Colour Space
CIELAB (L*C*h) n/a L*, C*, dependant on spectral locus, 0 - 360° 0.01 ASTM E308
CMC Tolerancing n/a dependant on spectral locus 0.01
Delta E* colour difference n/a dependant on spectral locus 0.01
Delta L*u*v* colour difference dependant on spectral locus
Hunter Lab dependant on spectral locus 0.01
Metamerism Index n/a > 0
Spectral data
Whiteness Index n/a 0 - 100 ASTM 313
xyY chromaticity co-ordinates 0 - 1 (x,y), 0 - 100 (Y) 0.0001 (x,y), 0.01 (Y) ASTM E308
XYZ Tristimulus 0 - 100 0.01 ASTM E308
Yellowness Index n/a dependant on spectral locus 0.1 ASTM 313, ASTM D1925
Title Online Download Type Format Language Direct Download
Datasheet 403040 - TR 500 Spectrophotometer (1x8mm Aperture) Datasheet PDF (0.20 MB)
Instruction Manual Instruction Manual PDF (1.49 MB)
  • TR 500 Sphere Spectrophotometer
  • OnShade PC Software
  • White and Black Calibration Board
  • Dust Cover
  • USB Cable
  • External DC Power Supply
  • USB Stick with User Manuals in English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese and Chinese
  • Sturdy Carrying Case
Title Glass Standard Values Filters Part Number Add to quotation cart
CIE L*a*b*

Approximate values

  • L* 92a - 3.4 b*26
1 130501