The iKKEGOL 3-in-1 Soil Moisture Meter, Light and pH Acidity Tester is demonstrated in this video. This shows how these types of plant light meter, pH testers and soil moisture sensors work. We actually recommend a different light meter for plants. You will also enjoy reading our review of the best plant light meter.
Plant Light Sensor, Soil Moisture Gauge, pH Level Meter Demonstration
And in the red zone of plants, one two three, it’ll give you a little list. The green zone plants, four to five, it’ll give you a list. And then here’s some more green zone but this is six to seven. So here’s a product and here’s what it’ll tell you. So that it’ll measure the pH alkaline and acid and then here’s your soil moisture in the middle and the dry zone is one to three and it’s red. Green zone is four to seven and then the wet zone is eight to ten and when it’s wet you don’t have to water. So that’ll help you prevent over watering.
And then you also have the light meter for plants. So that’s dark and light that is your sensor for the light. The sensor for the soil moisture and pH level is down there. And then you have a switch here so you can choose if you want to check for soil moisture, light or pH.
I’m in the sun right now so if I switch to light which is in the middle it’s going to jump all the way up. It’s like yes, it’s very light and then when I place this in some more dark then it just um it goes down accordingly.
And then you switch this over to pH and then that will sense pH soil level. Go all the way over to the left to the moisture and that’ll do the moisture. So to test here is my pot and this is pretty, it’s pretty moist. I let’s see, I guess let’s say this is probably a moisture of four up top and maybe it’s going to be more moist in the middle where the root is at but I don’t know. So let’s check it out all you’re going to do is take your probe and just stick it in and stick it into root level. So I only stuck it in a little bit and as you can see it’s actually pretty dry at top and then I’m going to go deeper and the deeper I go you see, Oh yep, it is. The moisture is at five down deeper and I’m probably in the middle and I’m kind of hitting something here.
So that’s good it’s it’s fine and happy right now. Probably doesn’t need to be watered but as the day goes on I know it’s going to get dry so probably give it a little bit of water. Oh yeah especially when I went down a little bit further it was actually more dry. See it went down from five. Pull it back up so yeah this plant likes a little bit more water and I know it’s going to get hot later on so I should water that one today. This pot looks very moist. Oh I need to wipe it off between each use and then going to go ahead and see it looks moist already. So at the top it’s already at a five and down lower at root level it’s at an eight. So yes this one does not need to be watered.
Then I have just a pile of dirt here. This is very dry and you can see that shows a 2 on the dryness scale. So that’s basically all it is. You select what you wanted to sense and tell you and then you stick it in and I’ll tell you at the root level. It’s been really accurate it’s super easy to use.
You got a little thing here so you can hang it up in your garden and it basically just takes all the guesswork out of how wet is it at the root level because you can see what the soil is up top. But if you have something really a pot that’s really deep or if you’re not quite certain yet how often you should water and stuff then that’ll tell you. Sometimes soil looks dry up top but it’s actually wet in the bottom and then you know that your soil is not draining properly and that is what will kill your plants.
It’s not over watering it’s that it’s sitting in the water for too long and you know there’s not enough drainage. Well whatever you know and that is what will kill the plant so this one the moisture is at a 4 to 5 which is where I actually like it. And I know that this plant likes a lot of water. So this one could use a little bit of water. But if I skip today it’s not going to matter much either.
Oh, oh let me show you the light meter. See I’m in the shade right now so the light was only 2 there and then this is dark because the light intensity sensors right there and then if I walk into the sun you see the light go all the way to the right.
So it’s a great product really easy to use and takes the guesswork out of your plants and helps you learn how to read the soil. You know feel the soil and and all that and then it will actually give you measurements so that you know. You can learn better and then the chart on the back tells you what different plants like and you know with trial and error and stuff you’ll soon develop an awesome green thumb.
There you go. I definitely recommend this product, really easy to use and is great. If there are any questions go ahead and leave them for me in the comments below otherwise thanks for watching.
Our Summary: The plant light meter used in this video works well as it is quickly demonstrated. It is important to know if your houseplants are getting enough light or if they have too much direct light. Having a gauge to test soil moisture, light intensity, and pH levels is a must for plant enthusiasts.