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If someone wants an accurate cheap light meter, the Extech ones on Ebay are pretty good. They were the best one from my own testing, but I only tested 2 (so not a very good sample size).
You can find some of them used on Ebay cheap. For instance, the Extech 401025 retails for $115 new on Amazon ($280 certified), but you can find them used on Ebay under $50.
They will generally read within 3% of a $1000+ meter.
I have 4 different light meters, 2 of them are Extechs. I had more before I sold them back, you can just buy them used, play around with them, then sell them back on Ebay for the same price you paid. I've had about 8 different light meters (over the years), only one expensive one, but didn't need it after all.
Last edited by coderguy; 02-26-2019 at 06:05 PM.