We want to upgrade the UV lights on our moth traps. We currently use a UV fluorescent tube, but we are thinking about moving to a LED setup, like the LepiLED or EntoLED. We think these will be more reliable in the long term, and are well supported by research.
There seem to be trade-offs:
- Cost (Higher for LEDs)
- Attractiveness to moths (colours and brightness)
- Power consumption (Seems about the same)
We have thought about cheaper LEDs too, but these seem to bring in fewer moths. One option would be to make it easy for people to switch out the UV light used, but then this introduces problems for standardisation of results.
2 November 2022 10:16am
We are about to try that by modifying the new traps that we build. [email protected] will know more about what we have tried so far. One thing that I know he wants to try is to use glass tubes with good transmission properties