Configuring Your Light Counter System

The Light Counter system includes a variety of peripheral devices such as sensors and controllers. This short guide will help you to decide which, if any, peripheral devices you need.

LC6 Light Integrator and Darkroom Timer
All systems require the main computer, so start with an LC6 Light Integrator and Darkroom Timer.


Are you going to base your exposures on light measurements? If yes, then you need a light sensor. For very large printing areas, you may benefit from having two or more, but they must both be of the same type.

Universal UV/Visible Light Sensor
Universal UV/Visible Light Sensor. This can be configured to measure either UV-A or visible light, whichever is applicable for your printing process.


Do you want to monitor the temperature or humidity during exposures? If yes, then you need either a temperature or an environment sensor.

Mk3 Environment Sensor
Environment Sensor, which measures both temperature and humidity.
Temperature Sensor, which measures just the temperature.

    Do you want to automatically switch on/off a light source such as an ultraviolet light unit or an enlarger? If yes then you need a Power Controller.

    Power Controller for switching on/off light sources such as UV exposure units or enlargers.

    IMPORTANT: The Smart Power Controller does not come with cables to connect your light source. You will need additional cables to connect your light source and mains electrical supply. please see the LC5 User Manual for more details.

    A "bare board" Smart Power Controller (internal use) is also available for fitting inside other devices.


    If you have an old-style power controller with a 2.5mm jack plug, then you will may one of these adapters rather than buy a new smart power controller.


    Do you need longer arms? The Remote Control allows you to place a control button close to where you work.

    Remote Control.
        Further information is available in the LC5 User Manual.