Ultraviolet UV Lamp – long and short wave
* Dimensions: 16 x 5 x 2 cm
* Requirements: 4x AA batteries (not included)
* Wavelength: short at 254 nm and long at 380 nm
* Bulbs: Shortwave, tubular bulb (replaceable) Long: 4 milliwatt LED
* Power output: 4 watts
* Accessories: Wrist lanyard
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A new purpose made, small, handy ultraviolet lamp for use on fluorescent minerals, ideal for observing them under a whole new light! Observations of minerals can at times become bland and boring, especially when the minerals being observed are bland and colourless. However, place them in a dark room and shine a UV light over them and you will see mineral specimens shining in a variety of bright and vibrant, luminous colours, including greens, orange, red, yellow and much more. Our new UV lamp comes with both a shortwave light and long wave light. The shortwave light is in the form a cylindrical bulb emitting at 254 nm. This bulb is built within the lamp and can (when needed) be changed for a newer one. The long wave bulb is in the form of a 4 milliwatt LED emitting UV at 380 nm. We have had the shortwave bulb powered to 4 watts to ensure that minerals fluoresce better than most other small sized lamps such as those lamps used in money detection etc. The lamp comes with a wrist strap for securing to your arm when in use to prevent falling and the shortwave bulb is also filtered. However, caution should be taken, UV light can be harmful, it is suggested that covering your hands, and not looking directly into the light is done to avoid exposure to UV rays. The lamp measures 16 x 5 x 2 cm in size and requires 4 AA batteries to operate (not included)
Always wear eye protection when dealing with UV light and radiation, do not look directly into the UV lights. Do not point the lamp directly to any other persons face or your own.
NOTE: Images of the minerals were actually taken using the same lamp.