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Ultraviolet Sensor

Ultraviolet Sensor

This multi-range sensor will measure the intensity of electromagnetic radiation in the ultraviolet (UV) A and B bands of the spectrum.

This sensor uses a photodiode sensitive to UV in the range 215 nm to 365 nm with maximum spectral sensitivity at 300 nm.

Measuring with the UV Sensor

Measurements can be recorded at three levels using either a slow or fast response range. The slow response ranges are the most commonly used and are suitable for most investigations. The fast ranges are used to show mains frequency ultraviolet fluctuations (a source of interference for general work).

The Ultraviolet (UV) radiation band in the electromagnetic spectrum extends from very short wavelengths of 100 nm up to 400 nm, which is just above violet light in the visible region of the spectrum. The wavelength of UV-B band, the primary danger to humans is between 280 to 315 nm. The UV-A, the least harmful band is between 315 to 400 nm.

Ultraviolet Sensor
Ultraviolet Sensor
Practical Teaching

The SmartQ Ultraviolet Sensor can be used to investigate a number of scientific experiments such as:

  • Absorption of ultraviolet by different materials
  • UV in the environment e.g. effect of cloud cover
  • Blocking of UV by clothing
  • Why you don’t get a suntan in a glass conservatory?
  • How good are sun blocks?
  • How good are sunglasses?
  • Variation of UV along a fluorescent tube
  • Fluorescent rocks & dyes

Warranty & Support

All our sensors are supplied with 5 years warranty and lifetime

Your Purchasing Options

For customers outside of the UK, please contact Data Harvest or an overseas distributor within your country.

Ultraviolet Sensor Ultraviolet Sensor
Order No. 3277
Downloads & Resources

All available downloadable product manuals and firmware for the Ultraviolet Sensor

Product Manuals

Download Ultra Violet Sensor Manual | Version: 5


Ranges 3 levels using a Slow or Fast response range (6 in total)
Range 0 to 50 0 to 50 W/m2 (Resolution <0.04 W/m2)
Range 0 to 5 0 to 5 W/m2 (Resolution <0.004 W/m2)
Range 0 to 500 0 to 500 mW/m2 (Resolution <0.4 mW/m2)

What's in the box

1x Ultraviolet Sensor

Other Information

Photodiode is sensitive to UV in the range 215 nm to 365 nm (0.215 – 0.365 microns).
Maximum spectral sensitivity at 300 nm.