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Suriken

I am trying to get the value of my sun lights (For reptils). I read I have to change them each 6 months because A or B rays get wasted and lose properties (or something like that).

Which sensors do you know for doing that? (cheap, better).

Erdin

Search for : uv sensor arduino
Search on Ebay for : uv sensor


Suriken

Yeah, I already do that. But I don't know if they meassure UVA or UVB since I don't know anything about their difference... I was looking for a sensor which just meassure A or B if it exists

Erdin

Search for : uv sensor uva
And for : uv sensor uvb
Read the datasheets.
These are the wavelengths, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultraviolet#Subtypes

Roddelino

You have to search for an UV Sensor for a certain Wavelenght if it is for the health of your reptiles

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Yeah, I already do that. But I don't know if they meassure UVA or UVB since I don't know anything about their difference... I was looking for a sensor which just meassure A or B if it exists


Yes it is B
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Ultraviolet B (UVB) irradiation (285-320?nm) is considered important for metabolic processes and reproduction in many reptile species by facilitating the synthesis of vitamin D3


Turtles also need it to harden there shields and prevent them from fungus types
I am searching fur UV sensors too. If I find one matching you needs I post it here...If it is still relevant for you :)

Frank

Suriken

Sorry for my late answer. I couldn't check it yet. I need the sensor for turtles also, so if you find one, I will be interested in it.

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