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UVA+B Meter Solarmeter Model 5.0 Standard

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Solarmeter 5.0

  • Compact

  • Handheld

  • Durable Simple

  • Single-Button Operation

  • NIST Traceable Accuracy

  • LCD Display

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Solarmeter® Model 5.0 Standard UVA+B Meter

Handheld Digital UVA+B Radiometer with Integral Sensor

• Monitoring UV Lamp Intensity and Aging
• Testing Acrylic Shield Transmission
• Monitoring PUVA Therapy Lamp Intensity and Aging
• Testing Eyewear UV Blocking Capabilities
• Measuring Outdoor UV
• Testing Window Film/Tint Transmission

The semiconductor UV sensor consists of a GaAsP photodiode chip which is completely insensitive to visible light longer than 400nm and infrared radiation, since its spectral response covers only the UV region from 280 to 400nm. Applications include solar UV detection (as the spectral response is well matched to the solar UV spectrum) and tanning lamps peaking near 365nm (“new era” fluorescent and “high pressure” HID.)

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 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 5 minutes).

Lamp Aging
• When checking lamp aging, make sure to use the same location and distance to ensure accurate readings.
• Lamps should be replaced when output drops to about 50% of their original (new) readings.

Curing Lamps
• For curing lamps, hold the meter at the distance you intend your work piece to be cured.

Tanning Lamps
• To take the overall reading at the center of the tanning bed, place meter pointing up with canopy closed.
• To take individual lamp readings, hold the meter against the acrylic with canopy open.
• This meter is “seeing” the UVA “browning” rays. For erythemal readings use Model 7.0 MED/hr meter.

Sunbed Acrylic Testing
• For acrylic testing, take readings with and without acrylic at a fixed distance.

• Lamps that peak near 365nm (newer designs) will read higher than lamps that peak near 350nm.
• 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.

solarmeter 5.0

Solarmeter Specifications




Irrad. Range

0-199.9 mW/cm² UV


280-400 nm UV


0.1 mW/cm²

Conversion Rate

3.0 Readings/Sec


3.5 Digit LCD

Digit Size

0.4 (in) / 10.2 (mm) high

Operational Temp

32°F to 100°F / 0°C to 37.8°C

Operational Humidity

5% to 80% RH




4.2L x 2.4W x 0.9D (in) / 106.7L x 61W x 22.9D (mm)


4.5 (oz) / 128 (g) Including Battery

Power Source

9-Volt DC Battery


UV Glass



Agency Approval

CE Mark

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