@smokeandlights@thismyusername You can test it by putting some electrical tape on part of a green banana. Turn the wand on, leave it shining on the banana for 10-15 minutes. Take the wand away and pull off the tape. If it’s UV-C, it’ll have a “tan” everywhere the tape was not. Big Clive did a video on it.
My goto tests with no meter is checking mail codes / cancels / drivers license for a fluoresce and then I shine it on something dirty (keys) and go by the smell. I’ll give it the banana test when I get the chance.
Ok I did the green banana test and I used a known good wand (verified with meter) and one of these meh units… both produced a tan on the banana. Being hand held it was not as quick to show as the high watt bulb in the video. It it did indeed tan the bananas as did the verified working one.
@Wookee literally just pressing the power button from different angles, and by holding pressure in different locations like if there is a loose contact somewhere. I think it is in the safety mechanism that only lets it come on if it is face down. Since I don’t know where that is exactly located I just reposition my pressure points. LOL
@pmcgrane Not if it emits the range it’s supposed to. BUT, this type of handheld device is dangerous. UVC light works by attacking DNA - it can be dangerous to shine this on your skin or eyes. Handheld wands are a horrible idea - not saying anything about this brand or model, but the product category itself.
Well, mine arrived today just in time to use for a show this weekend…and the UV bulb itself is cracked. I have the worst luck! I have of course contacted Meh support, so hopefully a new one will be sent out…though I’m disappointed I won’t be able to use it this weekend.