The Solarmeter 5.0 is mainly used to determine the lamps UV depreciation.
- 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.