insects & light

LepiLED — Small, robust, lightweight, efficient

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We have developed LepiLED to greatly facilitate the sampling of nocturnal insects. Corresponding research has been published in Nota Lepidopterologica 40: 87–108. LepiLED be easily be ordered by email.

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The light emitted by the eight Nichia Power LEDs contained in LepiLED directly corresponds 
to the three sensitivity peaks of most nocturnal insects (UV, blue and green in
the electromagnetic spectrum). Since nocturnal insects respond most strongly to UV radiation, four of the LEDs emit at the UV sensitivity peak at 365 nm (invisible to humans).

LepiLED is lightweight (only c. 410 g), small, robust and efficient. This makes LepiLED particularly suitable for work in remote areas. The equipment can easily be transported in backpacks and taken on planes.

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LepiLED: effizient, klein und leicht
LepiLED: efficient and small.

Optimized design

LepiLED has a passive cooling system and is made of anodized aluminium and a tough, long-life 3 mm borosilicate glass cylinder. The lamp is leakproof (IP 65/67). The emitted radiation is intense, dazzling some people. This effect can be lessened with a piece of bubble wrap placed around the lamp that scatters the radiation, but does not absorb it. When used behind gauze, the dazzling effect is dampened, but optical fabric brighteners might partially transform UV into blue radiation. Clear acrylic glass cylinders are available to replace the orignal cylinders where required. Both cylinder types have the same transmission properties.

LepiLED can be operated with a voltage between 5 and 13 V DC (Maxi Switch “UV mode“: 5–9 V). The lamp has a 2 meter cable with a USB plug, optimized for the use with 5 V powerbank batteries. Depending on their size, powerbank batteries (e.g. easy acc 26 Ah) can provide power for ca. 10 h (Standard), 6 h (Maxi), 6 or 12 hours (Maxi Switch), and 20 h (Mini).

Powerbank batteries can be recharged with a USB charger (as used for mobile phones) or, especially in remote areas, with mobile solar panels. Note that the Maxi models require 2.5 Ampere (ideal 2.7 A). We recommend QC 3.0 (Quick Charge) chargers providing 3 Ampere. LepiLED can also be operated directly from the mains using this charger. Other batteries (e.g. 12 V lead car or motorcycle batteries) can be used with the available adapter (not in Maxi Switch “UV mode“).

Four models

Standard optimizes the balance between energy demand and emission, while Mini optimizes energy consumption, and Maxi has the highest emission rate. Maxi Switch can be operated in “mixed radiation” mode (as the other models) or in engergy saving "UV mode".

LepiLED be easily be ordered by email. Please, select and clearly note down the items you wish to order, and state your full postal address. Payment is possible via bank transfer or Paypal. We do not sell batteries.

Table
*
capacity of powerbank batteries appears to be always lower than indicated by manufacturers
** includes two meter USB cable (65 g)

Mini
Standard
Maxi
Maxi Switch
Price without VAT
/with 16% VAT
€ 323.53
€ 375.29
€ 331.93
€ 385.04
€ 340.34
€ 394.79
€ 357.14
€ 414.29
Mean irradiance
50 cm distance
300-700 nm per
square meter
ca. 0,6 W
ca. 1,1 W
ca. 1,5 W
ca. 1,5 W
Wattage with
5 V Powerbank
ca. 4 W
ca. 8 W
ca. 13 W
ca. 6,5 / 13 W
26 Ah Powerbank
lasts for ca. *
20 h
10 h
6 h
12 / 6 h
Max. temperature
of cooling element (at 22° C)
34°C
47°C
55°C
43 / 55°C
Mass**
350 g
410 g
410 g
410 g
Max. diamater
64 mm
64 mm
64 mm
64 mm
Height
(without ring nut)
54 mm
71 mm
71 mm
80 mm
Spectrum
mixed
radiation
mixed
radiation
mixed
radiation
UV or mixed
radiation

Available Equipment & Prices EU

Prices include 16% MwSt (VAT in Germany until December 2020)

see gallery at right side for illustrations

LepiLED: Mini 375.29 € / Standard 385.04 € / Maxi 394.79 € / Maxi Switch 414.29 €

C1: replacement borosilicate glass cylinder (13 €)

C2: replacement plexiglas cylinder clear (5 €)

A: adapter USB – alligator clips with reverse battery protection (12 €)

S: snap hook (2 €)

K: carrying case (10 €)

Complete sortiment: 426.74 € (Standard) / 416.99 € (Mini) / 436.48 € (Maxi) / 455.98 € (Maxi Switch)

Additionally available:

T: Trap designed for LepiLED, polypropylene, with net: 54 €

Postage EU Standard parcel /DHL-local postal service: 16.23 €

We do not sell batteries.

Technical specifications

LED lamp set with 8 Power LEDs (manufacturer: Nichia): 4 x 360 nm (UVA), 2 x 430 nm (blue), 1 x 520 nm (green), 1 cool white. Weight 410 g. Standard: with borosilicate glasscylinder. Input current: 5–12 Volt DC. Power consumption see above. LepiLED is mercury and lead free. Leakproof (IP65/67). Made in Germany.

Caution

The lamp emits UV radiation that is invisible. Protect skin and eyes when the lamp is switched on and keep a reasonable distance (> 50 cm). Do not allow children to play with LepiLED.

Available Equipment & Prices outside EU

Prices outside EU (without VAT)

See gallery at right side for photographs

LepiLED: Mini 323.53 € / Standard 331.93 € / Maxi 340.34 € / Maxi Switch 357.14 €

C1: replacement borosilicate glass cylinder (11.21 €)

C2: replacement acrylic glass cylinder clear (4.31 €)

A: adapter USB – alligator clips with reverse battery protection (10.35 €)

S: snap hook (1.72 €)

K: carrying case (8.62 €)

All items listed above : 359.74 € Mini / 368.14 € Standard / 376.55 € Maxi  / 393.35 Maxi Switch

Additionally available: Funnel trap designed for LepiLED for 46.55 €

Postage DHL Regular Parcel
Australia: 45.99 €
Canada: 37.99 €
New Zealand, Hong Kong, Malaysia, China: 45.99 €
Norway: 29.99 €
Switzerland: 26.90 €
USA: 36.99 €
- Postage to further countries upon request
- DHL Express available to all countries

We do not sell batteries.

Technical specifications

LED lamp set with 8 Power LEDs (manufacturer: Nichia): 4 x 360 nm (UVA), 2 x 430 nm (blue), 1 x 520 nm (green), 1 cool white. Weight 410 g. Standard: with borosilicate glasscylinder. Input current: 5–12 Volt DC. Power consumption standard model ca. 7–8 W, depending on input voltage. Leakproof (IP 65/67). LepiLED is mercury and lead free. Made in Germany.

Caution

The lamp emits UV radiation that is invisible. Protect skin and eyes when the lamp is switched on and keep a reasonable distance (> 50 cm). Do not allow children to play with LepiLED.

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