I'd like to set up redshift (software) with readings for the ambient light in my room, so I can keep the color prof. in tune with my conditions. Can you help me in any way with this?
You'll have to be a bit clearer about what you are trying to do. What is "redshift" ? There is a lot of different software that uses this name - ie. A FireFox display theme, iPhone games developer, Planetarium software, a web development company, an installer creation package, etc.
I can't find a datasheet anywhere for the life of me - my colorimeter is a DTP94 (Monaco Optix XR: 0x0765 0xd094 X-rite).
Datasheet on what ? The DTP94 doesn't have an ambient light capability. Argyll doesn't support dynamic display calibration curves. If you have an instrument that supports ambient light reading capability, or some other way to measure or estimate your ambient light level, then you can create display calibrations that compensate for the change in ambient between the source viewing conditions and actual viewing conditions. [You can also do this in the profile creation by setting appropriate CIECAM02 parameters, but note this is exclusive - you would use one approach or the other.] There is no facility to automatically load different calibrations in response to changing ambient conditions, you would have to do this manually. Graeme Gill.