Applications of SOLARMETER® 6.5 :
• Instantaneous UV Index Measurement
• UV Index Comparison
• UV Index Tracking Over Time
Features and Benefits :
• Hand Held Integral Sensor
• Accurate Calibration
• NIST Traceable
• Compact and Durable
• LCD Readout
For Reptile or Tanning UV Lamps and Sun
Silicon Carbide (SiC) Photodiode under UV glass window cap, hermetically sealed. Filter: Metal oxide Eeff (erythemally effective) and diffuser.
Meter Operation :
To operate your Solarmeter, aim the sensor window located on the top panel of the meter directly at a UV 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 UV 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 around 2 years.
Proper Usage of Solarmeter® UV Index Radiometer :
To obtain instantaneous UV index, the following instructions will provide the most consistent and accurate results :
• Stand clear of buildings, trees, etc. to obtain a “full sky” field of view.
• Hold the meter vertically out in front of your body.
• Press and hold button on the front of the meter. This value represents the instantaneous UV index.
• The highest UVI values typically occur when the sky is a deep blue color, and sometimes when the sun is between scattered white “puffy” clouds. Take extra precaution under these conditions to reduce sunburn potential.
Note that various cloud and haze conditions reduce the UV index. When partly cloudy, take readings often and average clear with cloudy readings to correlate with actual UV index. Take care in hazy or slightly overcast conditions because, although the direct UV reads less than when sky is clear, the diffuse UV can be higher as seen by pointing the meter in various directions.
• Do not subject the meter to extremes in temperature, humidity, shock or dust.
• Use a dry, soft cloth to clean the instrument. Keep sensor free of oil, dirt, etc.
Irradiation Range / 0-199.9 UV Index
Response : 280-400nm Diffey Erythemal Action Spectrum
Resolution : 0.1 UV Index
Conversion Rate : 3.0 Readings/Sec
Display : 3.5 Digit LCD
Digit Size : 0.4 inch High
Operation Temperature : 32° F to 90° F
Operation Humidity : 5% to 80% RH
Accuracy : ±10% to NIST Ref. Meter
Dimensions : 4.2L x 2.4W x 0.9D (in.)
Weight : 4.5 OZ. (Including Battery)
Power Source : 9-Volt DC Battery
Lens : UV Glass
Ordering Information :
Model 6.5 : UV Index Radiometer
Solarmeter® is Solar Light Company Inc.'s brand of specialty hand-held light meters. We are the industry leader in the design and manufacture of UV and Visible Light radiometers for measuring lamp irradiance vs aging, as well as other related applications serving the indoor tanning industry, window film tint measurement, outdoor UV Index measurement, UV curing, reptile and sterilization lamp measurement, red/blue light phototherapy, LED measurement, and photovoltaic (PV) solar irradiance metrology. These meters provide long term accurate measurements for both low and high intensity lamp systems, in order to enable output and aging determination. They also measure solar irradiance.
Since 1991, well over 30,000 of these hand-held digital meters have been produced and sold worldwide.
Each Solarmeter® radiometer model comes complete with a carrying case and instruction brochure. Models 4.0 through 9.6 include a NIST-traceable Calibration Certificate, while Model 10.0 includes a WRR-traceable Calibration Certificate.
Generally, lamps need replacement when their output declines 30% (falls below 70% of their new values.) This may occur after anywhere from a few hundred to >1000 hours of use, depending on many various factors. The only way to know for sure is to monitor irradiance with a meter!
The current Solarmeter® models are summarized here:
|Model 4.0||UVA Meter - 0-199.9 mW/cm²|
|Model 4.2||UVA Meter - 0-1999 µW/cm²|
|Model 5.0||Total UV (A+B) Meter - 0-199.9 mW/cm²|
|Model 5.7||Total UV (A+B) Meter - 0-1999 µW/cm²|
|Model 6.0||UVB Meter - 0-19.99 mW/cm²|
|Model 6.2||UVB Meter - 0-1999 µWcm²|
|Model 6.4||Vitamin D3 Meter - IU per Minute|
|Model 6.5||UV Index Meter - 0.199.9 Irradiation Range|
|Model 7.0||UV Erythemally Effective (Eeff) Meter - 0-199.9 MED/hour|
|Model 7.5||UV Erythemally Effective (Eeff) Meter - 0-19.99 W/m²|
|Model 8.0||UVC Meter - 0-1999 µW/cm²|
|Model 9.2||Bilirubin Light Meter - 0-1999 µW/cm²|
|Model 9.4||Visible Blue Light Meter - 0-199.9 mW/cm²|
|Model 9.6||Visible Red Light Meter - 0-199.9 mW/cm²|
|Model 10.0||Global Solar Power Meter - 0-1999 W/m²|
Please be sure to visit all the pages on this site to learn more about each specific model.
Solar Light Company, Inc. is recognized worldwide for over 50 years as America's premier manufacturer of precision ultraviolet light sources, solar simulators, and radiometers. Our standard line of UV, visible, and IR radiometers and light meters measure laboratory, industrial, environmental, and health related light levels with NIST traceable accuracy. Column ozone, aerosol, and water vapor thickness measurements, in addition to long-term global ultraviolet radiation studies all over the world are performed using our atmospheric line of instrumentation. Solar Light also provides NIST traceable spectroradiometric analyses, calibrations for light meters and light sources, OEM instrumentation and monitors, and accelerated ultraviolet radiation degradation testing of materials.
Solarmeter® is a registered trademark of Solar Light Company, Inc.