How Gecko Insect Killers Work
Light travels at different wavelengths broadly grouped into UV, Visible and Infared.
The wavelength of light is measure in Nm (Namometres). 1 Nanometre = one thousand millionth of a metre.
Mosquitoes and other pests are attracted to UV light at a wavelength of 365Nm. Gecko lamps are specially designed to give off UV light with a peak wavelength at or near 365Nm.
As pests come into contact with the high voltage grid, they’re electrocuted. These dead pests then drop into the collection tray located at the bottom of a zapper unit.
For best results, place the unit away from your entertainment area and away from competing light sources. Ideally hang at a height of around 2.5m.