Register Here | Login | My Account | Shopping Cart | Customer Service | Search| Items in Cart (0) | Quotes (0)
Call 1-800-369-6671
(Military/Intl Sales - 214-616-6180)
LIGHT TOWERS IN STOCK
       
 

Vast Inventory for Fast Shipping. Custom Builds Available, Rentals and Sales.
Most items in stock for fast shipping!! UPS Ship Map Credit cards & Paypal Accepted
Home - Articles You're NOT logged in, Please log in   

Search:
Company Information

Product #:

         
Aevum Control Lighting and Equipment - IIoT
Explosion Proof Lights
Explosion Proof Motors - Motors for Hazardous Locations
Industrial and Vaporproof Emergency Failsafe Lighting
Industrial Cord Reels and Tool Taps
Industrial Work Area Heaters
Machine Vision Lights
Megatower™
QC Series Industrial Portable Lighting - Quick Change Mount
Rig Lights
Stadium lights
String Lights and Temporary Light Stringers
Tank Cleaning Lights
Three Phase Motor Soft Starters
Vapor Proof LED Lights
Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs)
Vehicle Mounting Plates
Workboat Light Fixtures & Lighting Equipment
Color Changing LED RGB Lighting
Explosion Proof Cord Reels
GOLIGHT Spotlights
Larson FUTURE - Lease Lighting
Remote Area Lighting and Scene Lights
Utility Bucket Mount, Receiver Hitch & Trailer Mount Lighting
Butane and Solvent Extraction Room Lighting and Equipment
DC to DC Transformers and Power Supplies
Explosion Proof Fans & Blowers
Explosion Proof Paint Spray Booth Approved Lights
Explosion Proof String Lights
Explosion Proof Switchgear & Controls
Fleet Service Lights and Lighting Equipment
Industrial Equipment Trailers
Industrial Handlamps & Droplights
ISO 14644/FS-209E Clean Room Lighting
LED Blasting Lights
Night Time Fishing Lights
Portable AC Power Supply Units
Portable Power Distribution Panels
Power Distribution Panels with KVA Transformers
Self-Contained Lighting
Service Pit Lighting
Solar Generators & Solar Powered Lighting
Agricultural Farm Equipment Lighting & Beacons
Explosion Proof Cameras & Surveillance Systems
Explosion Proof Emergency Lights
Explosion Proof Heaters
Garage & Gas Station Canopy Lights
LED Grow Lights
LED Lights
NDT Ultraviolet Lights
Portable Hazardous Location Lighting
Radio Communication Towers and Equipment
Salt Water Processing Equipment
Shelter & Tent Lighting
Thermal Monitoring Cameras and Systems
48V LED Equipment Lights
ATEX Rated Explosion Proof Lights
Automotive Lighting
Class Rated Signals, Alarms, and Systems
Hazardous Location Area Lights and Portable Lighting
HID Equipment Lights
Hot Work Permit Lighting and Equipment
Hunting Lights
Industrial lasers
Industrial Transformers
Light Towers
Outdoor Lighting
Remote Security and Surveillance Systems
Temporary Construction Lights
Vehicle Mounted Spotlights
Equipment & Heavy Machinery LED Light Package Fitouts
Phase Converters - Single to Three Phase
Marine Shore Power Cords and Equipment
24 Volt Military Lights
Disaster Relief / First Responders / Search & Rescue Lighting
Plastic Handcuff Key
110/120 Volt Flood Lights
Post Mount Spotlights
Magnetic Work Lights
Crank-up Light Masts
**********    
Intrinsically Safe Lights
Military Flashlights
LED Waterproof Lanterns
Work Area Lights
12 Volt Flood Lights
**********    
**********    
Boat Spotlights
New Boat Lights
HID Boat Lights
Boat Dock Lights
**********    
Remote Control Lights
Control Lights
Tow Lights
Magnetic Control Lights
**********    
NEW Lights and New Products
Evaporative Coolers
Police Equipment
AC/DC Transformers
Power Supplies
**********    
Military Spotlights 24V
Infrared Filters, Covert Covers, and Blackout IR Lenses
Military Equipment
Ultralife Batteries
Remote Control Pan Tilt Base
**********    
Larson Electronics Spotlights
Larson Electronics Parts
Replacement Lamps
Cords - Brackets
Portable Wheeled Generators
Non-Hazardous Location Extension Cords / Plugs / Outlets
**********    
HID Work Lights
HID Dive Lights
HID Off Road Lights
Acro Lights HID Lights
Halogen Lights
**********    
Acro Light Flashlight
Xenon HID Flashlights
Powerlight Flashlight
HID Flashlights
Xenon Flashlights
**********    
LED Status Lights
Forklift Lights
Tractor Lights
HID Post Mount Lights
Roof Mount Lights
Post Mount Light parts
**********    
Flashlight Holder
Magnet Spotlight Base
Tripods-Magnetic Base
**********    
Recharging Spotlights
Fire Rescue Lights
LED Street Lights
Utility Lights
**********    
Hazard Lights
Strobe Lights - Battery Operated
Strobes & Beacons
Strobe Light Bars
**********    
Headlights - Headlamps - Hard Hat Lights
Flashlights
**********    
Suction Mount Lights
Magnetic Spotlights
12/24 Volt Spotlights
Gifts For Men
**********    
**********    
New 12 / 24 Volt Lights
Explosion Proof Accessories and Replacement Parts
Explosion Proof Lighting
Explosion Proof Hand Lamps (Drop Lights)
Explosion Proof Lights - Stand/Dolly
Explosion Proof Tank Lights
Explosion Proof Phones and Intercoms
Explosion Proof Extension Cords
Black Friday & Cyber Monday Specials
Crane Lights
Explosion Proof Light Rentals
General Light Rentals
Light Tower and Light Plant Rentals
Power Distribution Rentals
**********    
Power Plant Lighting
Refinery lights
Environmental Services Lights
Aerospace Lights
Chemical Plant Lights
Food Grade Safe Lights
Film and Entertainment Lights
Handheld Meters and Devices
Waste Water Treatment Lights
Mining Lights
Ship Yard Lights
Work Site Lighting
         

   
06/11/18 Types of UV Light for Different Applications

Article - June 11, 2018 By LarsonElectronics.com

Solar Powered Generator - 18 Kilowatt Max Output - 120/240VAC 3 Phase - 19' Trailer Config

Types of UV Light for Different Applications

Ultraviolet (UV) radiation is all around us – in the form natural sunlight. In industrial sectors, the non-visible light has numerous applications, from paint curing and non-destructive testing (NDT) to chemical analysis and counterfeit detection. On the light spectrum scale, UV bands can be found between gamma/x-rays and the visible light range.

Specifically, the short-wave UV range falls on the opposite side of infrared and microwaves, which are groups of long-wave bands. Measurements for UV waves range between 100 nm to 400 nm – sometimes reaching 430 nm for specific applications. At the high end of the UV range, the bands overlap with the visible spectrum (400+ nm), resulting in slightly visible ‘violet’ output.

The UV range is classified into three parts: UV-A, UV-B and UV-C. Each group has its own set of unique characteristics and applications. Below takes a closer look at the UV classifications.


UV-A Light (and Black Light)

UV-A measures between 315 nm to 400 nm. It is considered to be the least intense and harmful out of the three UV bands. However, with long-wave characteristics, this type of light can reach deep into the human skin resulting in accelerated aging.

In industrial markets, UV-A lighting systems are mostly found in paint spray booths and manufacturing sites. The luminary is used to speed up the curing process, allowing businesses to boost productivity and production rates. During use, an operator applies a base coating on the surface, consisting of liquid monomers, liquid oligomers and photoinitators. UV-A bands are then administered to activate the molecules. The paint curing process takes roughly 30-125 seconds.

In NDT, UV-A light is heavily utilized. The testing method is effective in uncovering inconsistencies and cracks on surfaces or materials in a non-intrusive manner. Without bending or exerting large amounts of physical pressure on the surface, NDT is capable of keeping the object intact and free from damage during the testing process. In application, an individual applies liquid penetrants or fluorescent dyes on the surface. UV-A light is then applied to highlight inconsistencies on a micro level.

Based on the applications for UV-A light, the lamps must be equipped with robust features to streamline their application. In paint curing, shields are used around the light head to prevent light trespass and improve the intensity of the UV band. While in NDT, a cut-off component ensures stray UV bands exceeding 400 nm are blocked to reduce contamination.

When it comes to mainstream and commercial applications, UV-A fixtures are widely referred to as black lights or Wood’s lamp. Examples of applications include bug zappers and tanning beds.


UV-B Light

UV-B bands range between 290 nm to 320 nm and is considered to be more harmful than UV-A light. Prevalent exposure to UV-B rays can result in skin burns or redness, as well as increased risk of skin-related cancer. In medical fields and criminal investigations, UV-B light is leveraged for DNA analysis using a transilluminator. Moreover, UV-B lamps are crucial equipment for phototherapy, which is designed to treat a plethora of medical conditions, such as psoriasis eczema.

This type of UV lamp can also be applied in paint, coating, adhesive and ink curing solutions. In animal tanks, UV-A/UV-B light is used to keep reptiles and other pets healthy. The light bands help regulate natural behavior, such as feeding and mating. Some animals rely on UV-B light to absorb calcium and synthesize vitamin D3.


UV-C Light

At the lowest end of the UV scale, UV-C ranges between 100 nm and 280 nm. As the shortest UV band, this type of UV light is also the most dangerous to humans. In the air, UV-C bands are stagnated and inefficient due to the presence of oxygen. The most common use for UV-C lamps is non-invasive disinfection in food packaging plants and manufacturing sites. When applied, the light scrambles the DNA of bacteria and other harmful, microscopic creatures. HVAC systems may come equipped with UV lamps for aerial disinfection. This chemical-free application is useful for laboratories, clean rooms and hospitals.

UV-C fixtures also have a place in commercial paint curing. This specific band is used to harden top coatings, making them more resistant and reliable.

Note: To reduce the harmful effects of UV light, it is important to stay protected at all times during application. Best practices include the use of UV-resistant eyewear and ointments or creams for the skin.





Related Categories/Products
Category/Product (click on link below for more information)
Paint Spray Booth LED Lights
UV Lights
Machine Vision Lights
UV LED Pistol Grip Spotlight - 16 Hour Runtime - Rechargeable Lithium Ion - 3 Watt-405Nm
5 Watt LED UV Handheld Spotlight - Ultraviolet 365NM - Pistol Grip w/ 16' Coil Cord - 9-32VDC
5 Watt Rechargeable Handheld UV LED Light - Ultraviolet 365NM - 16 Hour Runtime - Pistol Grip
Explosion Proof 33.5 Watt LED Ultraviolet Light - Class 1 Div 1&2, Class 2 Div 1&2
Industrial 100 Watt Ultraviolet LED Light Fixture - Paint Spray Booth Approved - 365 Nanometer
365NM Ultraviolet LED Handheld Spotlight - Quick Disconnect Cord - 9-42V DC
20W Explosion Proof LED Ultraviolet Light - Class 1 Div 1&2, Class 2 Div1&2 - Paint Spray Booth -UVA
UV Curing System - 400W - 365nm - DC30-36V
Home | Contact Us | Return Policy | Privacy Policy | Security Policy | Copyright © 2006-2018. All Rights Reserved.