How can I measure the light to make sure I am getting the appropriate amount for effective disinfection?

How can I measure the light to make sure I am getting the appropriate amount for effective disinfection?

There are a number of dedicated meters available; however, a wide range of scale is normally required, e.g., a range from 0.1 to 100 microwatts per square centimeter (µW·cm-2).[25] Safety readings require the lower range, and efficacy requires a range up to at least 10 mW·cm-2. A common practice is to have two calibrated meters: one in reserve and for reference. The two instruments should be periodically compared. The user should retain the manufacturer’s instructions, including a description of the meter, its safe use, and maintenance and calibration of it. Some healthcare facilities contract with a full, outside maintenance contractor that uses calibrated meters and correctly and safely replaces burned-out lamps. Some users retain a simple, less precise meter for staff to use, but the installer uses a professional meter.[26]

[25] Reed NG, Wengraitis S, Sliney DH. Intercomparison of instruments used for safety and performance measurements of ultraviolet germicidal irradiation lamps. J Occup Environ Hyg. 2009;6(5):289-97.

[26] End TB Transmission Initiative. Maintenance of Upper-Room Germicidal Ultraviolet (GUV) Air Disinfection Systems for TB Emission Control. Copenhagen: United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS); 2020. Available online: http://www.stoptb.org/wg/ett/. (Accessed 2020 Apr 12).