ReptileUV, The best Reptile UV lighting in the world. ReptileUV, The best Reptile UV lighting in the world.

News & Updates

September 25, 2013
  • It has been a long time since we up-dated our great customers and friends on the developments we have been working on for 2 and a half years. We have our inner Magnesium Oxide coating back on the inside of the bulbs as promised. We are still the only company in the world to put this effort into production. Our big announcement is that we should have every past order finished and sent in the next 2-3 weeks (this is because of our new customer service manager, Cara, who has been a RUV customer and rescuer for 10 years). All orders after that should have next day shipping. What made this possible is a new company that has people involved that have the same vision that ReptileUV has struggled to and maintained to keep; creating nothing less than the world's best reptile lighting. Mega-Ray Pet Care Lighting LLC will be able to make this wonderful bulb available to the world through many different distributors. As all of our old friends know, we have always put the animals before profit. "We don't care what sells well, only what does well for your animals," and with this adventure, any verified wholesale distributor, pet store, museum, aquarium, zoo, breeder, or any verified rehab center will be able to order the Mega-Ray™ through Mega-Ray Pet Care Lighting. Please have any one that is in this field contact Mega-Ray Pet Care Lighting LLC to be a distributor. Will this mean more competition for ReptileUV? Yes it will. But how many more animals will be serviced and cared for by this venture? This was only possible in my dreams over the past 10 years. The only involvement I personally have with this new company is that I am in total control of research and development so that the Mega-Ray™ name would never be a sell-out. Please beware of any counterfeit Mega-Rays! Contact us if you are in doubt of any bulb that carries this name. I want to personally thank all of our loyal friends. I want to apologize to any one that did not get serviced like they should have during the "impossible times" from which only my determination (or insanity) survived. We will still care for anyone that felt they were mishandled. Thank you to all of our friends that care so much about the creatures in our keep and in our hearts!

    Bob Mac, RUV

Solartech Solarmeter UVI Meter Model 6.5

Product Code #solarmeter65

Solartech Solarmeter UVI Meter Model 6.5
No longer available.
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SolarTech's new Ultraviolet Index Meter (UVI 6.5 Meter) is now available at RUV! Because of so many dangerous reptile UV bulbs hitting the market (please read the UV Guide) we now highly recommend using this important and highly accurate tool if you are not using a Mega-Ray® UV bulb. Many respected name brand distributors are selling bulbs that may endanger your animals leaving injuries that even experienced exotic vets may not diagnose properly because the injuries never happen in nature.

Most people are educated on what the UV Index is. Before going to the beach you can look in your local news paper and see what the UV index will be for that day. A high UV index means that you will sun burn very quickly. Unnatural levels of UV index will burn your animals eyes and cause anorexia and eventually death.

Don't this happen to your animal!

Far too many reptile lamps sold today either emit very little UVB or (even worse) in some cases such as some inexpensive Chinese lamps flooding the market, they emit dangerous amounts of UVB. The use of this essential reptile tool will eliminate any worry or danger to you or your reptile from either.


  • Attractive
  • Compact
  • Durable
  • LCD Readout
  • Accurate

Solarmeter 6.5 Manufacturer's Specifications

  • Peak sunlight response bandwidth: 290-298 nm
  • Total solar response: 290-400nm, Diffey
  • Display: 3 digit LCD
  • Resolution: 0.1 UVI
  • Power Source: 9V DC battery
  • Accuracy: 10% ref NIST


Press and hold push-button switch on face of unit. Aim sensor window in top panel of meter directly at UV source. Note reading on LCD and record if desired.

Uses standard 9v DC battery. Battery operating range is 9.0 to 6.5 volts. Meter remains accurate until battery power is so low that LCD display fades. With average daily use, the battery may last 2 years.

This item is a special order item, and shipping timeframes are approximately 2-4 weeks from the date order is placed.

Thank you,
Your ReptileUV team.