LI200R-L Pyranometer
Accurate, Versatile
Compatible with most Campbell Scientific data loggers
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The LI200R, manufactured by LI-COR, is a silicon pyranometer that accurately monitors sun plus sky radiation for solar, agricultural, meteorological, and hydrological applications. It uses a silicon photovoltaic detector mounted in a cosine-corrected head to measure solar radiation. A shunt resistor in the sensor’s cable converts the signal from microamps to millivolts, allowing this sensor to be measured directly by a Campbell Scientific data logger.

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Benefícios e Características

  • Calibrated against an Eppley precision spectral pyranometer (PSP) for the daylight spectrum (400 to 1100 nm)
  • Uniform sensitivity up to 82° incident angle
  • Cosine-corrected miniature head


Descrição Técnica

The LI200R measures incoming solar radiation with a silicon photovoltaic detector mounted in a cosine-corrected head. The detector outputs current; a shunt resistor in the sensor cable converts the signal from current to voltage, allowing the LI200R to be measured directly by Campbell Scientific data loggers.

The LI200R is calibrated against an Eppley Precision Spectral Pyranometer to accurately measure sun plus sky radiation. Campbell Scientific does not recommend using the LI200R under vegetation or artificial lights because it is calibrated for the daylight spectrum (400 to 1100 nm).


Sensor Silicon photovoltaic detector mounted in a cosine-corrected head
Measurement Description Measures sun plus sky radiation
Spectral Range 400 to 1100 nm
Calibration ±5% traceable to the U.S. National Institute of Standards Technology (NIST)
Sensitivity 0.13 kW m-2 mV-1 (typically)
Linearity Maximum deviation of 1% up to 3000 W m-2
Absolute Error in Natural Daylight
  • ±5% (maximum)
  • ±3% (typical)
Shunt Resistor 100 Ω, 1%, 50 ppm
Stability < ±2% change over a 1-year period
Response Time < 1 μs
Temperature Dependence ±0.15% per °C maximum
Cosine Correction Cosine corrected up to 82° angle of incidence
Operating Temperature Range -40° to +65°C
Relative Humidity Range 0 to 100%
Detector Description High-stability silicon photovoltaic (blue enhanced)
Sensor Housing Description Weatherproof anodized aluminum case with acrylic diffuser and stainless-steel hardware; O-ring seal on the removable base and cable assembly
Diameter 2.36 cm (0.93 in.)
Height 3.63 cm (1.43 in.)
Weight 84 g (2.96 oz)


Please note: The following shows notable compatibility information. It is not a comprehensive list of all compatible products.

Data Loggers

Product Compatible Note
21X (retired)
CR10 (retired)
CR1000 (retired)
CR10X (retired)
CR200X (retired)
CR206X (retired)
CR211X (retired)
CR216X (retired)
CR23X (retired)
CR295X (retired)
CR3000 (retired)
CR500 (retired)
CR5000 (retired)
CR510 (retired)
CR9000 (retired)
CR9000X (retired)

Additional Compatibility Information


To ensure accurate measurements, the sensor should be leveled using an LI2003S leveling fixture, which incorporates a bubble level and three adjusting screws. The LI2003S leveling fixture mounts to a crossarm using the CM225 mount. These sensors should be mounted away from all obstructions and reflective surfaces that might adversely affect the measurement.

Data Logger Considerations

The LI200R-L requires one differential analog input channel per probe.

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