Re: 500W Halogen lamps instead of a flourescent box?

From: Barry Kleider ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 01/22/05-01:13:55 PM Z
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It's a Phillips 18" 15 watt black light.

Sorry, we can't give you the part number right now, the stock boy is out
in the yard....

(I can't swear to the price, but I'm pretty sure that's all I paid. It
was a year ago, and I've used a lot of amidol in my day...)


Michael Koch-Schulte wrote:

> What's the part number on the tubes you bought at home depot. I've
> seen some black light tubes there but they are nearly $20 a pop.
> ----- Original Message -----
> *From:* Barry Kleider <>
> *To:*
> <>
> *Sent:* Friday, January 21, 2005 7:59 PM
> *Subject:* Re: 500W Halogen lamps instead of a flourescent box?
> Michael,
> I also use those lights as I'm finishing my basement to make
> studio space.
> I've seen the warnings, but I'm skeptical about using them for a
> UV source. Halogen bulbs burn very hot and can shatter -
> especially if the person who loads the bulb gets their greasy
> mitts on the glass. (I'm SURE it's NEVER happened to ME...)
> I also was in need of a UV source. I cannibalized a couple of 24"
> aquarium hoods from an old tank. ($10 at Good Will) These take 18"
> UV (black light) fluorescent tubes. Got the tubes at home despot
> for about $8 each.
> The nice part is I don't have to light up the whole neighborhood
> for hours at a time -- or run the air conditioner in January.
> Try it out.
> Barry
> Michael Koch-Schulte wrote:
>>I've been painting a room as of late. I'm using one of those high output
>>500W "work lights" with a steel tube frame stand, available for $10-$15 at
>>most hardware stores. It's got a clear UV filter plate on the front of it
>>and all sorts of warnings about not removing it yah-da-yah-da. Can I use it
>>to create a contact print? I'm thinking mounting it at a distance of about
>>3' from the 8X10 frame? Do-able, usable or inadvisable?
Received on Sat Jan 22 13:15:12 2005

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