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    • LED Moth Trap

      I read an article a while ago about using LED's instead of BL or MV. Thought the LED's caught very little compared to the MV and the BL, I thought I would try to build a LED trap for myself. I did a little bit more research and found out that 4 360-370nm UV leds can catch more than a 20w BL. So I ordered all the parts and am currently putting together a trap. I hooked up a nine volt and that seemed to power the leds fine. I was wondering if anybody in the Actias community would have any expirence with trapping with leds?
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    • An interesting idea,leds use less power,and if a person could have more light power for the same battery power/life,it would be
      a handy thing.
      It's never occurred to me to change my current setup,the goalzero battery I use will power my 20 watt uv for about two nights,and
      usually,I don't stay out longer,but I can see how leds could be useful.
      Keep us posted,and maybe a photo.
    • Maybe someone is interested in the article, I guess, it's this one: Gunnar Brehm - A new LED for the collection of nocturnal Lepidoptera ... ?

      The author is also selling his LepiLED. A more expensive product, EntoLED, is available at bioform. I don't have experience with this products, so this is just for information.

      You may also find instructions for self made LED-traps in the internet, for example here.
    • I've talked to Gunnar Brehm about the Lepiled and it seems that the light works best at attracting smaller species such as noctuidae, sphingidae and geometridae. He only caught a few Saturniidae, and that was in Equador. It would be interesting to see what the light attracts in a temperate zones where I live.
    • I have seen the LepiLED working last year. We had three light towers put up that night here in south Germany. One tower with LepiLED, one with two 15W tubes and one with several lamps (I don't know exactly which ones) and generator. The latter atracted the most moths, but as I know the site it also was in the best position by far. So I'd be rather careful over-interpreting this one-time experience.

      In my opinion a good location is crucial for success e.g. a "good" lamp in bad site will be almost useless and a tiny lamp in a good site will still have some good results. I'm also convinced that a high-W lamp will in generally attract more specimen. But as I understand the main goal was to creat a extreme light-weight, robust alternative with a broad spectrum of wave lentghs. That aim was clearly achieved.

      Conclusion: I think, if it's worth it depends on where you want to catch which kind of moths. ;)

      Kind regards,