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

From: STUART GOLDSTEIN ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 01/22/05-01:23:39 PM Z
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Are you looking at the BLB bulbs?

You can use the BL bulbs.

I think that when I built my unit, I priced bulbs at
HD and they were higher than a local electrical supply
house (I think that's what they're called.) I think
that I bought Sylvan brand bulbs and they were about
$9 a bulb (but that was about 6 years ago).

--- 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?

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