Detection of Reptile Lamps with UVB Radiometer

Time:2019/09/18 11:59:00 Browse:787

Reptile lamps are becoming more and more widely used in daily lives, especially for some pet lovers. However, if the irradiance intensity of the reptile lamp is too strong or too weak, it will cause damage to the animals. The reptile lamp intensity must be a fixed value to achieve a good effect. Then we generally use UVB radiometer for reptiles to detect reptile lamps.

1.The role of the reptile light

UVB reptile lamps ( Quoted from amazon.UK)
UVB reptile lamps ( Quoted from amazon.UK)

Most reptiles and amphibians need natural sunlight to remain healthy. Ultraviolet rays are particularly important for vitamin D synthesis and calcium metabolism. once we place reptiles indoors, we take them away. many of us say: "But his cage is or beside a sunny window." Ultraviolet rays won't penetrate ordinary glass. For an equivalent reason, people don’t get sunburned through windows.

Correct exposure to ultraviolet (UVB)

Increase/stimulate appetite

Increase/stimulate activity

Increase reproductive/mating behavior

Allows normal vitamin (especially vitamin D3) and mineral metabolism (especially calcium)

Fluorescent light {= ultraviolet light} is best than incandescent light {= heat}

Remember, the plexiglass/plastic/glass between the sunshine and therefore the animal will filter the ultraviolet (i.e. UV-B) wavelength. The screens are ok, but they will indeed filter some UV rays.

The reptile lamp is a kind of luminaire that simulates the supplementation of sunlight and promotes calcium absorption in the reptiles (such as lizards, turtles, etc.) by utilizing the decomposition of vitamin D3. Preventing the pet from suffering from rickets (commonly known as rickets). The UV intensity of the reptile lamp must be controlled at a fixed value. Because the UV intensity value is too high, the temperature in the cage is too high, which is not conducive to the health of reptiles. The UV intensity value is too small to achieve the purpose of calcium supplementation. Therefore, we generally use UVB radiometer to determine the ultraviolet radiation intensity of the reptile lamp.

2. Medical fields of UVB radiometer for reptiles

UVB meter for reptile lamps
UVB meter for reptile lamps

There is no such thing as a reptile lamp medically. The hospital's UVB tube generally uses narrow-spectrum medium-wave ultraviolet light at a wavelength of 313 nm for some skin diseases. For example, psoriasis, psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, vitiligo, eczema, alopecia, etc. Since UVB lamps are used to treat skin diseases, the control of the UV irradiation intensity of UVB lamps is very strict. If the UVB intensity is too low, it will failed in treatment and if the UVB intensity is too high and it will burn the skin.

UVB radiometer for detection of reptile lamps and UVB lamps. We generally choose the Linshang LS125 UV radiometer + UVB probe to detect the reptile light and UVB tube.

3. The function of LS125 + UVB meter for reptiles

  1. μW/cm², mW/cm², W/m², three units can be selected on the UVB meter for reptiles.

  2. Can be used to measure UVB intensity and energy(UV dose) at the same time.

  3. The real-time, maximum, minimum and average UVB intensity values can be recorded during the measurement.

  4. It can also records the test duration.

In addition to measuring the reptiles lamp, the LS125 + UVB-X0 uvb meter can also be used to  measure the UVB lamps in the aging test box, plant growth lamp, reptile lamp, phototherapy lamp, welding arc light, etc. If you need to test the UVC light intensity, you can also contact us via @ We provide UV measurement tools used to test UVA, UVB and UVC bands.



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