New Standard Miniature Blacklight (UV) Trap

The New Standard Miniature BlackLight (UV) Trap Model 1212 uses maximum airflow and an internal super-efficient transistor ballast to drive a 4 watt blue-blacklight tube for superior catch results. The internal programmable photoswitch can control any combination of motor and/or light on and off at dusk and dawn.

New Standard Blacklight Trap Model 1212

Full view of the Model 1212 with UV light, suitable for both mosquitoes and sandflies, with the standard collection cup assembly. Removable collection cup is made of polypropylene and is removable from the connecting net. Bottom of cup has 30-mesh screen.


  • 4 Watt blue-blacklight tube draws superior catch results.
  • Features an internal super-efficient transistor ballast.
  • Control motor and light with programmable photoswitch.
  • Use with collection cup or killing jar.
  • Downdraft fan keeps catch in the collection bag.
  • Optional Air-Actuated Gate System traps catch when the fan is off.
  • Model 1212 Manual

Maximal Light Output

The New ABS formed rain shield and clear acrylic body reflects and transmits light downward like a street light as well as straight out. The new PhotoSwitch, unlike any on the market today delivers 100% of battery voltage to the light and motor. This means that the BlackLight (UV) Ballast and light can operate from a 6 volt battery.

Model 1212 Without Collection Cup

Close-up view of Model 1212 without the collection cup.

Maximal Air Flow

The new PhotoSwitch delivering 100% of battery voltage means motor RPM’s are ca. 20% greater than other miniature light traps using PhotoSwitches. Coupled with our low-silhouette grill, air flow in substantially superior to other models.

Easy To Use

The trap can be programmed into the various modes without a magnifying glass or tweezers… and, no jumpers to lose. The motor can be replaced with only a screwdriver.

Internal Programmable PhotoSwitch

The internal programmable photoswitch can control any combination of motor and/or light on and off at dusk and dawn.

Model 1212 PhotoSwitch

Close-up view of the Model 1212 PhotoSwitch circuit. Note the easy access to the rocker switch.

  • Mode 1 Motor & light on at dusk, both off at dawn.
  • Mode 2 Motor & light on at dusk, light off at dawn, motor remains on.
  • Mode 3 Motor & light independent of light level, connected traps runs.

Included Items

The New Standard Miniature BlackLight (UV) Trap Model 1212 includes:

  • Trap Assembly with motor and fan.
  • BlackLight UV tube, socket and internal ballast
  • Internal Programmable PhotoSwitch
  • Lid
  • Collection Cup
  • Power Cable
  • Instructions


  • The trap draw is 0.9 Amps/hour at 6 volts.
  • Requires a 6 volt, 20 amp DC battery. See the options below or the batteries and chargers product page for more information.


P/N Description





Killing Jar and Assembly

1.30 Air-Actuated Gate System
1.42 Collection Bag, Single-ring, fine mesh
1.49 New Collection Cup, Fine Mesh
1.44 New Collection Cup, Standard Mesh
1.45 Collection Bag, Double Ring, Fine Mesh only
1.64 Programmable PhotoSwitch circuit for the New Standard Traps Models 1012 and 1212.
2.32 Sealed, Gelled-Electrolyte Battery, 6-volt, 20 Amp Hours (requires a charger).
3.30 Replacement Florescent F4T5 BLB (UV) Lamp for Trap Models 812, 912, 1212 and 1312.
4.10 Motor and Fan for Miniature Traps (6-volt)
4.30 Battery Cable for Model 1012 and 1212 Traps
8.INT Automatic DC-DC Buck/Boost Power Supply