If your AcuRite Atlas® (7-in-1) High Definition Display or My AcuRite® account are reporting low or inaccurate UV or light intensity readings from your AcuRite Atlas® (7-in-1) Weather Station, please review the suggestions below. These steps can also be used if your AcuRite Atlas® (7-in-1) Weather Station is not reporting any UV or light intensity readings.
Check the sensor for debris. Use a damp cloth to wipe away any buildup on the UV and light sensor. Below is a photo of the location of the UV and light sensor.
Confirm the sensor is not located in a fully shaded area. The UV and light intensity readings may be lower on a cloudy day or if an obstruction is blocking the sunlight from directly shining on the sensor.
Confirm the red light near the AcuRite Atlas® (7-in-1) sensor's battery compartment flashes every 10 seconds and the AcuRite Atlas® (7-in-1) display unit maintains 4 bars of signal strength. (Wireless Signal Strength Indicator)
If monitoring from the My AcuRite® Dashboard, confirm the sensor is online and updating (How do I Check the Last Time a Sensor Updated?)
Disconnect the Rain Bucket Connectors
- Open your AcuRite Atlas® (7-in-1) sensor by detaching the rain bucket (black portion) from the bottom half of the sensor, as shown below.
- Unplug the connectors between the rain bucket and the base of the sensor for 1-2 minutes.
- Reconnect the connectors. When re-connecting the plug, you should feel/hear a snap when the connection is 100%.
- Reassemble the AcuRite Atlas® (7-in-1) sensor by reattaching the rain bucket to the bottom half of the sensor.
The UV and Light Intensity Ranges are as follows:
- Dark/Night – 0-500 lux
- Low Light – 501 – 5,380 lux
- Overcast/Shade – 5,381 – 21,520 lux
- Daylight – 21,521 – 43,050 lux
- Direct Sun – 43,051 lux or greater
- Low 0 – 2
- Moderate 3-5
- High 6-7
- Very High 8-10
- Extreme 11+
Below is a link to review the UV Index in your area. (This is a prediction reading)