Solarmeter 6.5R Reptile UVB Lamp Meter
- Compact, Handheld, and Durable
- Spectral Response Erythemally Weighted to Match Vitamin-D Action Spectrum in Reptiles
- Ferguson Zone Chart On Meter Front Panel For Easy Reference
- Simple Single-Button Operation
- NIST Traceable Accuracy
- LCD Display
- Made In USA
Solarmeter’s new Model 6.5R Reptile UV Index Meter updates our legendary original Model 6.5 UV Index Meter with attractive, informative graphics specifically designed for reptile husbandry. Many scientists and breeders worldwide rely on the original Model 6.5 UV Index Meter, so the new Model 6.5R is unchanged operationally or in terms of specifications from the original. We just made this meter easier for reptile owners to use by updating the graphics with the latest scientific research about proper UV dosages for reptiles. Specifically, the Ferguson Zone chart at the top of the meter provides the user with an instant, accurate reference for the meter’s UVI readout.
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 approximately 2 years.
Proper Usage of Solarmeter® Ultraviolet Radiometer
Wear eye protection when checking UV lamps (Glasses that provide wrap around protection are ideal). Allow lamps to warm up prior to taking readings (at least 15 minutes).