Updated January 30, 2019 by Brett Dvoretz

The 10 Best UV Testers

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This wiki has been updated 5 times since it was first published in January of 2019. There are many reasons one might need a meter to test the strength of the sun's rays or the amount of radiation LEDs and other light bulbs emit. Whether you want a compact option to take with you when you go beach or a more accurate model for checking the lamps in your reptile's cage, you can find what you are looking for here. We've even included some with NIST certifications for lab use. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best uv tester on Amazon.

10. Stressmarket.com UV84

9. MiLi HD-E30

8. SunKnown Portable

7. Solarmeter Model 8.0

6. Amtast UVA365

5. Sper Scientific 850009

4. Extech UV505

3. General Tools UV513AB

2. Liumy Digital

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1. Solarmeter Model 6.5

Editor's Notes

January 27, 2019:

We wanted to include UV testers suitable for the home consumer, as well as options that you might find in laboratory settings. For that reason, you'll find both models that cost hundreds of dollars and some that are in the $10 or $20 range. We did our best to verify the accuracy and ease of use of every item on this list.


Brett Dvoretz
Last updated on January 30, 2019 by Brett Dvoretz

A wandering writer who spends as much time on the road as in front of a laptop screen, Brett can either be found hacking away furiously at the keyboard or, perhaps, enjoying a whiskey and coke on some exotic beach, sometimes both simultaneously, usually with a four-legged companion by his side. He has been a professional chef, a dog trainer, and a travel correspondent for a well-known Southeast Asian guidebook. He also holds a business degree and has spent more time than he cares to admit in boring office jobs. He has an odd obsession for playing with the latest gadgets and working on motorcycles and old Jeeps. His expertise, honed over years of experience, is in the areas of computers, electronics, travel gear, pet products, and kitchen, office and automotive equipment.


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