Specifications

Power

  • 10W Light-Emitting Diode (LED)
    • Alternate option- 3W LED
  • 9-24V DC input voltage for range of options in the field
  • 900 mA current for long runs on smaller batteries (motorcycle or even a 9V)

Available spectral ranges for each UV LED Light Unit

  • 360-365 nm
  • 365-379 nm
  • 370-375 nm
  • 375-380 nm
  • 380-385 nm
  • 385-390 nm
  • 390-395 nm
  • 395-400 nm
  • 400-405 nm

Run times based on a 12V - 20Ah motorcycle battery

Run times depend on the voltage and amp hour rating of battery. A small 9V battery would limit the run time significantly, but might be all you need for a few hours of collecting in a remote location. A large 100 pound deep cycle battery would allow linking numerous light units together in a trap line and have plenty of power for a night of collecting. A deep cycle powering a single light unit would give power for many nights. The run times below are an example when using a smaller motorcycle battery, which gives a good balance between battery weight and run time for most practical applications.

  • Single unit - 22.2 hours
  • Dual array - 11 hours
  • Triple array - 7 hours
  • Quad array - 5 hours
  • Sustainable system w/ photo-switch and solar panel (single UV LED Light Unit)
    • 60% power capacity use per night at a 12 hour night
      • A 3 watt panel at ~6 hours of max sunlight charging would get you 2 nights.
      • A 10 watt panel at ~6 hours of max sunlight charging would get you 3 nights.
      • A 15 watt panel at ~6 hours of max sunlight charging would get you 4.5 nights.
      • A 20-30 watt panel at ~6 hours of max sunlight charging would be sustainable.

Unit Measurements (single UV LED Light Unit)

  • Weight - 4.4 oz
  • Dimensions - 5.75" (Height) by 2.5" (Width at base)
  • Lead length - 10.5"

Safety

Users of any UV light should always use UV filtering eye glasses. Many safety glasses offer UV protection and clear lenses for use at night. We recommend using these glasses to reduce exposure to UV light. Most eye damage is caused from UV exposure of 310 nm and lower, but long exposure to 300-400 nm is easily avoided with eye protection.