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"Tint-Chek" Window Tint Meter 

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Measure Visible Light Transmittance (VLT) of automotive glass as well as any glass or film up to 1/4" (6.5mm) thick.  The meter is perfect for checking the legality of tint applied to automotive windows.  The Tint-Chek (TC1800) has several advantages over existing tint meters in the marketplace.

Made in the USA

Unlike competing models, the Tint-Chek is rugged and made with quality components that will last for years.  This meter provides the quality you can only find in a meter that is designed, manufactured, and assembled in the United States.  If you have any questions, pick up the phone and give us a call at (419) 861-1030.

No Mechanical Lever Switches

The Tint-Chek is designed with no moving parts which results in tremendous reliability and durability.  Other tint meters use a lever switch to activate the meter when it is pushed against the glass.  With the Tint-Chek, you can slide the glass into the opening in any direction, with no concern for damaging a lever switch or scratching the surface of the glass being tested.  

All Digital, Micro-Processor Controlled Electronics

The Tint-Chek takes high-speed measurements shown on the real-time display.  This allows the Tint-Chek to lock onto one accurate result without drifting values.  The instrument will also turn itself off after several minutes of non-use which helps extend battery life.

Built for Accuracy and Reliability

The Tint-Chek uses cutting edge techniques to remove any ambient light conditions that may be changing in the testing environment.  For instance, stray headlights and cloud cover have been known to negatively impact the performance of older VLT meters that are on the market today.  The meter comes from the factory calibrated to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) traceable standard - the U.S. governments standards agency.

More Convenient Size and Larger Display

The overall size of the product is only 5" x 2.5" x 1". Most existing models on the market are as big as 6" x 3.5" x 1.5" or larger.  This reduction in size makes the product easier to carry, handle and store.  The Tint-Chek is so thin it fits comfortably into a shirt pocket.  It also makes the device easier to slip around tight edges of a car window that does not open as far.


Despite its smaller size, the Tint-Chek meter conveniently displays its measurements on a robust display that is 35% larger than competing models. This makes the meter much easier to read.

Battery Replacement

The Tint-Chek is powered with a 9-volt battery, which provides extremely long life.  The meter has an easy slide-out battery cover, away from the electronics.  No risk of damaging your unit or destroying your calibration when replacing batteries. Competing models require removing screws that are easy to lose and requires a non-standard size of screwdriver (for most users).  Some competing models on the market expose the electronics to the elements or consumer, which can result in electro static damage.

Included Accessories

The Tint-Chek comes equipped with a hard-sided, protective Carrying Case, two NIST traceable calibration standards, User Manual, Certificate of Calibration, and a 9-volt battery so it's ready to use right out of the box.

 Detailed Specifications

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550 Nanometers
+/- 2 Percentage Points
1 Percentage Point
0 to 100% Light Transmission
0 F to 122 F (-17 C to +50 C)
-4 F to 158 F (-20 C to +70 C)
1 sec initial response
9V Battery (Supplied)
0 to 0.25 inches (0 to 6.5 mm)
1 inch x 1/2 inch (25 x 13mm)
5 x 2.5 x 1 inches (127 x 63.5 x 25.4mm)
0.34 pound (0.15kg)


TINT-CHEK Window Tint Meter

  • Product Code: TC1800
  • Availability: In Stock
  • $105.00

  • 5 or more $103.00
  • 10 or more $99.00

Tags: TC1800, Automotive Tint Meter