Recording of UV radiation – when does it make sense?
The question as to whether you need a UV logger depends on what you want to protect against radiation or on what influence light can have on your products. Light data loggers are used particularly frequently when exhibitions and special exhibits or archived material are involved.
If you for instance put exhibits on show in a display cabinet, it may become necessary to monitor the ambient conditions in the cabinet. In this case, it makes sense to combine the UV data logger with a data logger for temperature and humidity. Thus, paper for example has a sensitive reaction to light and humidity, as well as UV radiation, when it reaches a certain age. Changes in the display cabinet can therefore result in damage to the paper.
This also applies to other exhibits. Paintings or statues and carvings are dependent on suitable ambient conditions prevailing. Even if you create these conditions, there may always be influences which lead to changes. The light data logger indicates these changes and is also capable of generating an alarm if the changes exceed defined ranges. UV data loggers are therefore particularly frequently used in museums. However, it may also be necessary to monitor the combination of light, temperature and humidity in production or storage, as well as logistics, so as to be able to guarantee product quality. A lux data logger in combination with other instruments may therefore be a sensible option.
Supplementary instruments for monitoring ambient conditions:
- shock data logger
- CO₂ data logger
- CO data logger
- UV data logger
- temperature data logger
- temperature / humidity data logger
- pressure data logger