uv / black light

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uv / black light

Postby gekosin » Mon Apr 20, 2015 10:33 am

Hi All,

Just out of curiosity does anyone know where i can get a uv light bulb, not too worried if its the tube or compact type. there are a few companies on the inter webs but just want to see if anyone has had any experience with buying these before.

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Re: uv / black light

Postby Westley Price » Mon Apr 20, 2015 10:45 am

I have bought a bunch from Jonathan Leeming at http://www.scorpions.co.za over the years and always enjoyed them immensely.

Give him a shout to see what he has available.
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Re: uv / black light

Postby Urucone » Mon Apr 20, 2015 10:53 am

There's a difference between a black light and a uv light, a black light is a dark almost black globe where as a u.v light is see through, a u.v light will kill a animal where as a black light won't
Black lights you can pick up at most large hardware stores where U.v lights is used in the pet and cosmetic industry.
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Re: uv / black light

Postby gekosin » Mon Apr 20, 2015 11:05 am

Ah ok now i am slightly confused I though a black light was a type of UV light? So which light is required to view fluorescence? I am building a box for a friend who collects rocks/ minerals so just want to make sure i get the right light.
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Re: uv / black light

Postby Urucone » Mon Apr 20, 2015 11:07 am

The black light (the almost black,purple, blue colouration globe)
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Re: uv / black light

Postby Westley Price » Mon Apr 20, 2015 11:09 am

UV makes minerals fluoresce.

For his purpose I suggest getting a globe instead of a compact light for better effect.

There are actually a bunch on minerals which all fluoresce with different colours so could make an awesome display.
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