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The working principle of mosquito killing lamp
Author:Konway technology Co.,Ltd    Time:2023-7-26 14:46:49
The Mosquito killing lamp, also known as a mosquito trap or insect killer, operates on a simple yet effective principle to attract and eliminate mosquitoes and other flying insects. Here''s how it works:

1. Attraction: The mosquito killing lamp emits specific wavelengths of light, typically in the ultraviolet (UV) spectrum. Mosquitoes and many other insects are naturally attracted to UV light, which simulates certain characteristics of sunlight that they use for navigation and feeding.
2. Trapping: In addition to the UV light, the lamp may also release small amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2) or use other methods to mimic human or animal respiration, further luring the mosquitoes towards it. Some traps may even include a fan that creates a gentle airflow to draw insects closer.
3. Electrocuting grid or Sticky surface: Once the mosquitoes are attracted to the lamp, they encounter one of two main mechanisms for elimination:
    3.1 Electrocuting grid: Some mosquito killing lamps have an electrified grid or mesh surrounding the light source. When insects come into contact with the grid while attempting to reach the light, they complete an electric circuit and are subsequently electrocuted, leading to their demise.
   3.2 Sticky surface: Alternatively, some mosquito traps use a sticky surface near the UV light source. When the insects come close to the lamp, they get stuck to the adhesive surface and are unable to escape, leading to their eventual death.
4. Collection: In some advanced mosquito killing lamps, there may be a collection tray or container to gather the dead insects. This feature allows for easy disposal and keeps the lamp efficient for continued use.
The combination of attractive wavelengths of light, mimicking the presence of potential hosts, and the trapping or electrocuting mechanisms makes mosquito killing lamps an effective tool for reducing mosquito populations and other flying insects in the vicinity. They are commonly used in homes, gardens, patios, and other outdoor areas to provide relief from these bothersome pests while minimizing the use of chemical insecticides.

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