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  • Solarmeter's new Model 8.0RP UVC Meter combines the same NIST-traceable accuracy and reliability you’re used to from the standard Model 8.0 UVC Meter with a remote probe on a 3 foot (0.91 meter) cable. The probe is black anodized aluminum for maximum durability and light weight, and measures a compact 0.8” high x 1.6” diameter (20.3mm high x 40.6mm diameter.) Compared to the standard model’s fixed position sensor, the remote probe provides an added measure of flexibility in positioning during measurements. This can be of critical importance in typical applications with limited space such as monitoring UVC germicidal lamp intensity and aging, measuring germicidal lamp fixture leakage, and testing eyewear UVC blocking capabilities.

    Like the rest of the Solarmeter family, Model 8.0RP is compact, handheld, and durable, with simple single pushbutton operation. This unit will allow our customers to take accurate measurements in tight locations easily and safely, with the Made in USA quality Solarmeter is famous for!

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  • A week ago, Solarmeter held a promotion on our Facebook page to see who could submit the best picture of our new Reptile Series meters in action. The winner is.....Read More
  • The new Solarmeter® Model 6.5R Reptile UV Index Meter and Model 6.2 UVB Reptile Lamp Meter are specifically designed for reptile husbandry applications. The UV Index Meter has been updated with attractive, informative graphics displaying the Ferguson Zone chart at the top of the meter. This chart provides the user with an instant, accurate dose reference for the meter’s UVI readout. Many scientists and breeders worldwide rely on the original Model 6.5 UV Index Meter, so the new Model 6.5R is completely 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. Likewise, the new Model 6.2R Reptile UVB Lamp Meter updates the original 6.2 with reptile-themed graphics and a sleek new black case, while maintaining the exactly the same functionality that reptile owners have relied on for many years. Herpatologists, professional researchers, and reptile breeders and hobbyists are a vital customer base for Solarmeter. Dr. Frances Baines, Professor Gary Ferguson, and others have used Solarmeters to develop critical scientific data, such as the Ferguson Zones which categorize hundreds of reptile species into 4 distinct groups, each requiring a different UV dosage to thrive.

  • Fifth-grader Megan from Tuscon, Arizona recently used Solarmeter Model 4.0 Standard UVA Meter and Solarmeter Model 6.0 Standard UVB Meter to complete her school project, entitled "SPF: What Really Works." Using the accurate data she collected with the Solarmeters, Megan won 1st Place in her division (Mathematics, Physics and Astronomy for 5th grade) at the Southern Arizona Regional Science Fair (SARSEF.)  She then submited her findings at the State Science Fair (AzSEF,) where she placed 3rd in her Physics and Astronomy Division. We congratulate Megan on her accomplishments! Solarmeters have been used in educational applications for over 20 years, and we're proud that our instruments are utilized by the next generation of scientists like Megan, and trusted by teachers and professors for classroom use worldwide!

    Megan's Award-Winning Project Board

  • 13.04.17


    Posted By Moshe Levy

    Skin Check WA was formed with a vision of bringing together a group of doctors with a passion for helping West Australians detect skin cancer early, so as to reduce the impact that skin cancer can have on the individuals, and their families. The clinic, which offers a variety of services including skin checks, dermoscopy, biopsy, and photodynamic therapy, has selected the Solarmeter Model 5.7 Sensitive UVA+B Meter as part of its educational Skin Cancer Prevention Program. We are happy to see our products used to help Australians avoid skin cancer, as currently 2 out of 3 Australians will develop the disease within their lifetimes. Hopefully, with the aid of education and preventative measures, this figure will be reduced!

    Solarmeter Model 5.7 Sensitive Total UVA+B Meter

  • Cancer Focus Northern Ireland is a cancer charity working since 1969 to reduce the impact of cancer on people’s lives. The organization provides care and support services for cancer patients and their families, offers a range of cancer prevention programs to help people lessen their risk of getting cancer, funds scientific research into the causes and treatment of the disease, and campaigns for better health policy to protect the community and its future.

    As part of the Irish government's current 10 year skin cancer prevention initiative, Cancer Focus Northern Ireland has selected the Solarmeter Model 6.5 UV Index Meter to demonstrate UV exposure outdoors, in order to promote public understanding of the UV index. Cancer Focus Northern Ireland joins a long list of similar organizations worldwide, including SunSmart Australia, who also utilize the Solarmeter Model 6.5 UV Index Model for similar public awareness purposes.

    To learn more about any of our devices, please browse our site, give us a call at 215-517-8700, or send us an email at info@solarmeter.com.

    Cancer Focus Northern Ireland

  • Dr. Frances Baines, M.A., Vet.M.B., M.R.C.V.S,. is the world’s foremost authority in the field of visible and UV light for reptiles. She is an advisor to many prestigious associations, such as the Reptile and Amphibian Working Group of the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums. You can visit her website for more detailed information here: http://www.uvguide.co.uk/

    Dr. Baines recently published her most comprehensive article ever on the subject of proper UV levels for reptiles. The piece is entitled “An In-Depth Look At UV Light And Its Proper Use With Reptiles,” available in the January / February 2017 issue of REPTILES Magazine. Her article highlights some new findings from recent research, including the role of UVB in the creation of vitamin D3 in reptiles, as well as how both professional and consumer reptile owners can determine the proper amount of UV for their animals’ needs.

    Throughout this important article, Dr. Baines uses the Solarmeter Model 6.5 as the gold standard for highly accurate UV Index measurement required in veterinary applications. The Model 6.5 is especially adept in measuring UV irradiance in wavelengths that are most closely associated with vitamin D3 synthesis.

    To learn more about any of our devices, please browse our site, give us a call at 215-517-8700, or send us an email at info@solarmeter.com.

    Dr. Frances Baines

    Dr. Frances M. Baines takes measurements in the field using the Solarmeter Model 6.5 UV Index Meter

  • Raphi Strauss is Israel’s first diagnosed case of Xeroderma Pigmentosum (XP,) an extremely rare and incurable skin disorder. Those afflicted with XP lack the natural immunity that normal skin pigmentation creates, and as a result cannot repair the skin damage caused by exposure to UV light. For those with XP, even minimal exposure to UV leads to severe sunburn, blistering, and permanent skin cell death. These damaged cells often become cancerous, leading to severe bouts of melanoma.

    The only way a person with XP can prevent such symptoms is by avoiding UV light altogether. By using the Solarmeter Model 5.7 Sensitive Total UV Meter, XP patients all over the world test light conditions, in order to monitor UV transmission outdoors, indoors, and through windows. This meter measures UVA+B in the irradiation range of 0-1999 µW/cm², which is very sensitive. Mr. Strauss recently called us to tell us his story, including ensuring over 300 surgeries and over 60,000 biopsies. Using the Model 5.7 has helped him stay safer than otherwise possible, improving the quality of his life.

    We at Solarmeter are proud to produce products which help XP support groups worldwide, including the XP Family Support Group in California, Enfants de la lune in France, the XP Society Of Israel, XP Grupo Luz de Esperanza, Inc., and many other related organizations which monitor UV exposure for patients living with xeroderma pigmentosum.

    To learn more about any of our devices, please browse our site, give us a call at 215-517-8700, or send us an email at info@solarmeter.com.

    Raphi Strauss, Founder of XP Society of Israel

    Raphi Strauss, Founder of The XP Society of Israel

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