MODEL 5.0 UV METER
|UVA + UVB
- Integral Sensor
- LCD readout
- UV Lamp Aging Tests
- Acrylic Shield Transmission
- Eyewear UV Block Tests
- Compare Browning Rays
- Estimate Tt Time
||280-400 nm (UVB
||3.5 Digit LCD
||0.4 inch high
||32° F to 100°
||5% to 80% RH
||4.2L x 2.4W x 0.9D
||4.5 OZ. (incl.
||9-Volt DC Battery
||UVT Acrylic .030
||Virgin Teflon .010
Available - by special request:
by email for details.
5.0 HP > 0-1999 mW/cm²
(For high pressure lamps over 199.9
5.0 SF > 0-199.9 W/m²
(For science fair projects)
Hamamatsu #G5842 UV SENSOR/FILTER
The G5842 is a semiconductor UV sensor
consisting of a GaAsP photodiode chip
and a UV filter. The G5842 is completely
insensitive to visible light longer
than 400 nm and infrared radiation since
its spectral response covers only the
UV region from 260 to 400 nm. Applications
of the G5842 include solar UV detection,
as the spectral response is well matched
to the solar UV spectrum, and tanning
lamps peaking near 365 nm ("new
era" fluorescent and "high
Press and hold push-button switch on
face of unit. Aim sensor window in top
panel of meter directly at UV source.
Note reading on LCD and record if desired.
Battery operation voltage is 9V down
to 6.5V. Below 6.5V the LCD numbers
will begin to dim, indicating the need
for battery replacement. Under "typical"
service load, the battery should last
about 2 years.
Usage of Solarmeter ® Ultraviolet Radiometer
for Lamp Aging Tests
- Wear eye protection when checking UV lamps
(UV-block wrap around glasses)
- Allow lamps to warm-up prior to taking
readings (at least 5 min).
- When checking aging of lamps, keep measuring
distance and locations constant.
- Lamps should be replaced when output drops
to about 70% of their original (new) readings.
Take overall reading at center of tanning
bed bench pointing up with canopy closed,
or check individual lamps at acrylic with
canopy up. Keep track of hours vs. readings
on a chart.
- If unsure of what original new values were,
replace two adjacent lamps with new ones of
the same kind and compare old ones.
- This meter is primarily "seeing"
the UVA "browning" rays. For erythemal
rays use Model 7.0 MED/hr meter to relate
to Te time.
- When checking acrylic transmission, take
reading through acrylic; then remove acrylic
and hold meter sensor at approximately the
same distance from lamp as the acrylic shield
was located. Note: Model 6.0 UVB meter is
better for this purpose).
- When using this meter to compare different
types of lamps, due to their different spectral
power distributions, the readings should be
considered relative rather than absolute.
Although higher output lamps of similar SPD's
will read higher than low output lamps, ones
that peak near 365 nm (as does the meter response)
will read higher than ones peaking near 350
nm even if the total UV output of both is
- Do not subject the meter to extremes in
temperature, humidity, shock or dust.
- Use a dry, soft cloth to clean the intrument.
Keep sensor free of oil, dirt, etc.