Rothamsted light trap

Time-switch control to permit selected period automatic sampling. Samples are retained in a quickly detachable killing bottle. Cut-away top plate to allow higher angle of light (ref. C B Williams, Phil. Trans. R. Soc. Lond., no.7B, vol. 244, pp 331-378, Nov 1961) can be provided on request.

Construction and Equipment Details

  • The trap is constructed with or without stand from materials which are suitably finished to withstand adverse weather conditions.
  • Light traps of the Rothamsted design are supplied in individual parts for erection on site by the customer.
  • All electrical connections are waterproofed and an optional timer switch is available which can easily be adjusted for the length of day or night.
  • The light is maintained by a tungsten filament lamp and is readily removable for replacement.
Rothamsted trap
General Specification
Lamp: Standard bayonet fitting, 200 watt
Capacity of collecting bottle: 450 ml
Overall dimensions of trap: 56 x 56 x 46 cm (22 x 22 x 18 inches)
Overall height of trap mounted on stand: 1.37 m (4'6")
Nett weight: 14.54 kg (32 lb) )
Nett weight inc. stand: 50kg (109 lb)
Gross weight of trap crated ready for shipment: 84 kg (185 lb)
Packing crate sizes: 1.12 x 0.86 x 1.32 m (3'8" x 2'10" x 4'4")


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