Fluorscent Black Lights
>> 6 Inch Fluorescent Black Light
This is our utilitarian workhorse. Inexpensively priced and able to take a lot of use, this fluorescent black light puts out 4 watts of power in the dark. It is the kind that you always want in the back of the drawer when you need this type of light.
This is a 6" handheld black light fixture.. Works with 4 AA batteries which are not included. Checking hand stamps, finding pet stains, checking for bacteria, applying black light sensitive cosmetics, searching for antique glass, and our personal favorite... hunting for scorpions at night in the desert (eek!) are just a few of the uses we've heard about.
Actually there are many uses besides identifying fake Vs real amber. Here are some of them:
- Many scorpion species show up in UV light. Take your light to a desert and find scorpions!
- Cat urine shows up in UV light. Ever wonder if your cat is urinating behind the chairs? This might show up the cat urine if the carpet is the correct color.
- Paper Products: Most paper products--like post cards, books, signs, photos papers, etc.--made before the late 1930s-WW2 era rarely fluoresces. Paper products made since 1950, however generally fluoresces brightly due to large amounts of chemical bleaches and dyes.
- In works of art, modern paint will fluoresce or glow under a black light, older paints will not. Thus, pictures that have been "touched up" with modern paint will glow.
- Repairs or hairline cracks may show and become more apparent under backlight.
- Art Glass: Lalique before 1945 fluoresces yellow; after 1945, it does not. Genuine old Burmese fluoresces bright yellow green, new reproductions do not.
- Porcelain: Hard paste porcelain will fluoresce a deep blue or purple color. Soft paste will fluoresce white.
- Interesting set of pictures of plants under UV light.
- Money identification.
This takes 4 AA batteries (not included). Two of the batteries go one direction and the other two go the other direction. The entry point for the batteries is located on the end of the light.