• Monitoring Bilirubin Light Intensity and Aging
• Monitoring Blue Light / LED Intensity and Aging
• Monitoring Aquarium Lamp Intensity and Aging
• Monitoring Acne Lamp Intensity and Aging
• Measuring Blue Light From Household Appliances
• Measuring Photosynthetic Action Spectrum Blue Band
• Testing Eyewear Actinic Blocking Capbilities
|Irradiation Range:||0-1999 µW/cm²|
|Response at 450 nm:||98%|
|Conversion rate:||3.0 Readings/Sec|
|Display:||3.5 digit LCD|
|Digit Size:||0.4 (in) / 10.2 (mm) high|
|Operational Temperature:||32°F to100°F / 0°C to 37.8°C|
|Operational Humidity:||5% – 90%|
|Dimensions:||4.2L x 2.4W x 0.9D (in) / 106.7L x 61W x 22.9(D) (mm)|
|Weight:||4.5 oz / 128 g (including battery)|
|Power Source:||9-Volt DC Battery|
|Sensor/Detector:||GaP with Filter|
GaP Photodiode packaged in hermetically sealed UV glass window cap. Filter used to narrow response as shown on the spectral response graph.
To operate your Solarmeter, aim the sensor window located on the top panel of the meter directly at a source. Press and hold the push-button switch on the face of the meter. For best results take note of the distance the reading was taken from the source in order to ensure repeatable results.
Battery operation voltage is viable from 9V down to 6.5V. Below 6.5V, the numbers on the LCD display will begin to dim, indicating the need for battery replacement. Under typical service load, a standard 9V battery will last approximately 2 years.
Proper Usage of Solarmeter® Ultraviolet Radiometer:
• Wear tinted eye wear when checking intense light sources. (Glasses that offer all-round protection are ideal.)
• Allow lights to warm-up prior to taking readings (at least 15 min).
• Hold sensor close to LED or lamp to measure individual light intensity. When checking aging of lights, keep measuring distance and locations constant.
• When checking aging of lights, keep measuring distance and locations constant.
• Lights should be replaced when output drops to about 70% of their original (new) readings.
• If unsure of what new values were, replace adjacent light with new one and compare old one.
Maintenance and care:
• Do not expose the meter to extreme temperatures, humidity, shocks or dust. If the meter is accidentally exposed to extreme humidity or damp conditions, unusually high readings may occur. Allowing the meter to dry naturally or placing it in a bag of silicate will restore normal function.
• Use a very soft cloth to clean the meter. Keep the sensor free of oil, dirt, etc.