|The Zoo Med Repti-Temp Digital Infrared Thermometer instantly and accurately measures the temperature inside your animal's enclosure, basking spot or plant growing area. This handheld thermometer uses infrared technology to get the most accurate measurements from -28 degrees to 230 degrees Fahrenheit (-33 to 110 Celsius).
The LCD screen is simple and easy to read, and the controls couldn't be easier. Simply point the device and press the big blue button to get a temperature reading.
The Zoo Med Repti-Temp Gun Digital Infrared Thermometer has many applications but is especially useful when measuring surface temperature of objects which are difficult to reach or unsafe to contact as well as to measure hot spots in electrical panels and equipment.
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How Infrared Temperature Measurement Works
Infrared thermometers measure temperature from a distance by detecting the amount of thermal electromagnetic radiation emitted from the object being measured. This allows the user to accurately measure surface temperatures in hazardous or hard-to-reach places or other situations in which non-contact temperature measurement is desirable. Infrared thermometer technology is useful in a wide range of applications – including hobbyist, industrial, laboratory, food service, and home use.
While the technology is relatively simple, the myriad of names given to these devices can be confusing. "Laser Thermometers" makes reference to the laser that helps aim the thermometer."IR Sensors" and "IR Thermometers" make use of a common abbreviation for "infrared". "Non-Contact Thermometers" is a description of the device’s ability to measure temperature from a distance. "Radiation Pyrometers" is a scientific/technical term for these devices.