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NightLife: A Cheap, Robust, LED Based Light Trap for Collecting Aquatic Insects in Remote Areas

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NightLife: A Cheap, Robust, LED Based Light Trap for Collecting Aquatic Insects in Remote Areas

Benjamin Price et al. Biodivers Data J.

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Figure 1.
Figure 1.
PCB design for Nightlife made using Fritzing. Copper traces complete the circuit between components. Traces run on the top surface (yellow) and bottom surface (orange) of the PCB. Text and figures in black are silk-screen printed onto the top surface.
Figure 2.
Figure 2.
Commercially fabricated PCB from the design in Fig. 1
Figure 3.
Figure 3.
Assembly of a NightLife board using 'helping hands' tool for supporting the PCB.
Figure 4.
Figure 4.
Completed NightLife board viewed from above. Total length = 50mm.
Figure 5.
Figure 5.
Two NightLife lights set up on a single pan trap and awaiting dusk before automatically turning on. Each device is protected by a clear rain shield.
Figure 6.
Figure 6.
White LED bike light in operation.
Figure 7.
Figure 7.
Typical light output (intensity) of a NightLife device during battery discharge.
Figure 8.
Figure 8.
Spectra of 4W actinic fluorescent tube, NightLife and white LED light.
Figure 9.
Figure 9.
Comparison of the maximum number of Ephemeroptera, Plecoptera and Trichoptera morphospecies collected in a single trap during the field trial.
Figure 10.
Figure 10.
Comparison of emission spectrum of NightLife with and without being enclosed in polyester resin.
Figure 11.
Figure 11.
Specimens collected using the NightLife LED light, the traps were usually dominated by Diptera, Lepidoptera and Trichoptera.
Figure 12.
Figure 12.
Specimens collected using the white LED light, note the low numbers of Lepidoptera in comparison to the NightLife trap.

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