There is not much difference between a light incubator and an artificial climatic box. They are mainly used to imitate different environmental climates to raise small animals and cultivate plants.
1.Identify the industry where the users of the light incubator and artificial climate box are
The light incubator and artificial climate box are currently generally used in the following industries: ① agriculture ② forestry ③ animal husbandry ④ aquatic products ⑤ environmental department ⑥ biological genetic engineering ⑦ colleges and universities
- Determine the three important parameters of the light incubator and artificial climate box: ① temperature control range; ② humidity control range; ③ light intensity
①Temperature: Because the light incubator and artificial climate box will bring a light function, of course, it will be divided into two sections when looking at the temperature. If the manufacturer directly reports a temperature range to you, then we must choose carefully. Generally, when the light is turned on, the temperature range is narrower than when the light is not turned on. The reason is simply that the temperature will be higher when the light is turned on. A common situation is the temperature range with light: 10 ~ 50 ℃, and the temperature range without light: 4 ~ 50 ℃.
② Humidity control range: Humidity is the biggest difference between a light incubator and an artificial climate box. The light incubator does not have humidity control. Generally, only the temperature and light are controlled. The artificial climate box has a humidity control function, so Just ask if there is a requirement for humidity control, and you can decide whether to choose a light incubator or an artificial climate box. According to the experimental samples, the common humidity range is 50-90% RH
③ Light intensity: The light intensity will vary according to the lighting method and the number of lamps. In simple terms, the largest is 0-30000LX, and there are some smaller ranges. When we choose, we mainly choose according to our requirements. It’s not that the range is better.
- Determine the lighting mode of the light incubator and artificial climate box
There are currently three lighting methods:
The first type of partition-type lighting, that is, the illuminator is located on the partition, and each layer of partitions with light can receive light uniformly.
The second kind of lighting, that is, the lighting function on each door.
The third is the top lighting, which is to put the lighting function on the top of the box, but this lighting method is not recommended. The reason is very simple. Because objects will be placed on each layer of the partition, the objects on the bottom layer will be unavailable. Uniformly exposed to light.
- Determine the size of the light incubator and artificial climate box
When choosing the size of the cabinet, we usually need to consider two aspects. The first is the location of the laboratory. This requires us to consider the relationship between the size of the cabinet and the size of the laboratory. Whether to enter the laboratory or not. The second is how much space is needed for the experimental samples. In this regard, we need to consider the volume of the inner tank of the box. Now the light incubator and artificial climate box are as small as 150L, as large as 800L, even a few cubic test rooms can Customized, so don’t worry about not having the right size, rest assured to determine the size you want.
- Determined continuous running time of the light incubator and artificial climate box
This step is often ignored by us, thinking that the selection of the previous points is correct. In fact, the most critical step is to consider the time required for the experiment. We can divide it into two limits, up to 180 hours. If it is less than 180 hours, basic manufacturers can meet it. If it is continuous operation for more than 180 hours, it is recommended that you do not choose a general light incubator and artificial climate box. Now some manufacturers have launched 2 sets of compressors. Can achieve very safe and stable requirements for continuous operation.
- Determine the types of environments that need to be simulated during the experiment
For example, when we cultivate plants, we must simulate two environments, day and night. This means that in this continuous experiment, we will set the temperature, humidity, and light during the day. After a period of time, we will simulate again. The temperature, humidity, and light at night, then when it is necessary to simulate more than two types of temperature, humidity, and light, we need to choose a cabinet with the function of programming segments.
7.Lighting incubator and artificial climate box accessories
① RS485 interface, U disk data storage: used for data storage and export
② Independent temperature-limiting controller: Double protection of the equipment is achieved. On the basis of the original fault alarm, plus over-temperature automatic power-off, the experimental samples are better protected from damage.
③CO₂ air inlet: used to promote the production of plants
④CO₂ controller: used for controlling the amount of CO₂
⑤ 3Q certification: Generally refers to the installation confirmation, operation confirmation, performance confirmation provided by the manufacturer, and there are formal 3Q certification documents.