110v 102xNUV LED Light "Bulb", retail $29.99 (http://store.advancedmart.com...)
Manufactured by (Unknown/not stated)
Last updated 07-29-10

This unnamed LED light "bulb" features a staggering 102 NUV (Near-ultraviolet) / UVA (Ultraviolet type A or simply "longwave ultraviolet") LEDs (advertised as 395nm; spectrographically measured at 394.30nm) that projects a fairly wide beam -- I might call it a "medium flood" -- with a reasonable intensity of UVA radiation.

It is useful for the following purposes:
      Halloween effects
      Party time (those "blacklite" posters will really come alive!)
      Activation of fluorescent inks/dyes
      Find uranation, sperm, and saliva stains. (within reach of cord)
      Cat & dog pee on rugs and carpets. (within reach of cord)

 Size of product w/hand to show scale SIZE

This light "bulb" is quite easy to use actually.
Screw it into pretty much any #E26 or #E27 fixture where you would screw in a regular light bulb. The only significant difference here is that this "bulb" produces a directional "beam", so you'll need to aim it. The best type of fixture to use in this case is a portable lamp; even a trouble light with no shade will do the trick here. That way, you can easily direct (aim) the light where you want, instead of having the possibility of the fixture itself blocking some or all of the light.

Actually, while writing this, I discovered that the "head" rotates over an approx. 300° range of motion, so you can indeed screw this "bulb" into a fixed-position receptacle (or "socket" if you prefer) and turn the head so that it faces the correct direction.

The only warning I have regarding its use is that it must ***NOT*** be used in a fixture controlled by a dimmer switch or a photoelectric ("day/night") sensor. This "bulb" will rapidly (and possibly quite spectacularly) fail if this is done...you don't want baby funnel web spiders, horsefly maggots (larvae), or Western Tiger Swallowtail caterpillars (larvae)...I mean...you don't want an UNWANTED FIRE!!!

This "bulb" is designed to be operated from mains power (110 to 130 volts AC 60Hz), not batteries of any type, so I do not have to tell you which part to remove, gently place on the floor, push under the couch with your foot, patiently wait for those hungry, hungry carpet beetles -- and then rather emphatically tell you not to.

Photograph of the face of the "bulb", showing all of those LEDs.

This is an LED light "bulb", not a flashlight designed to be thrashed, trashed, and abused. So I won't throw it against the wall, stomp on it, try to drown it in the toliet bowl or the cistern, run over it, swing it against the concrete floor of a patio, use a small sledgehammer in order to bash it open to check it for candiosity, fire it from the cannoņata, drop it down the top of Mt. Erupto (I guess I've been watching the TV program "Viva Piņata" too much again - candiosity is usually checked with a laser-type device on a platform with a large readout (located at Piņata Central), with a handheld wand that Langston Lickatoad uses, or with a pack-of-cards-sized device that Fergy Fudgehog uses; the cannoņata (also located at Piņata Central) is only used to shoot piņatas to piņata parties away from picturesque Piņata Island, and Mt. Erupto is an active volcano on Piņata Island {In the episode "Les Saves the Day...Again", Paulie Preztail says "Hey, ever wonder why this park's called 'Mount Erupto' anyway?", then Franklin Fizzlybear says "I think its an old native term. Means 'very safe.'"}), send it to the Daystrom Institute for additional analysis, or inflict upon it punishments that a flashlight might have to have performed on it. So this section of the web page will be ***SIGNIFICANTLY*** more bare than this section of the web page on a page about a flashlight.

In fact, those photographs plus spectrographic and beam cross-sectional analyses directly below may very well be "it".

Beam photograph on the test target at 12".

That bluish color is mainly fluorescence of the target itself;
the actual glow as perceived by the eye is a very dim purplish-white.

Beam photograph on a nonreactive white surface at ~12".

This is not all that dissimilar to how the eye would perceive the
light; though that blue coloration does not really exist.

Photograph of security features of a bank card and a Washington
state ID fluorescing when irradiated with the unit.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LEDs in this "bulb".

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LEDs in this "bulb"; spectrometer's response narrowed to a band between 380nm and 410nm to pinpoint peak wavelength -- which appears to be 394.30nm.
Most UVA LEDs have a wavelength tolerance of +-10nm, so this is well within spec. Virtually spot-on, actually!!!

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the fluorescence of a uranated* glass marble when irradiated with this light bub.

*"Uranated" - infused with an oxide of uranium, *NOT* piddled (urinated) on.
Commonly referred to as "Vaseline glass" because it has
a distinct pale yellow-green color when not being irradiated.

Note spelling: "urAnated", not "urEnated","urInated",
"urOnated", "urUnated", or sometimes "urYnated".

USB2000 spectrometer graciously donated by P.L.

ProMetric analysis
Beam cross-sectional analysis.
Image made using the ProMetric System by Radiant Imaging.
That squarish "dip" to the left of center that queered the test is a defect
in the ProMetric's CCD array which cannot be repaired or compensated for.

Test unit of this plus two other UVA products were sent by J.W. of Advancedmart on 07-22-10 (or "22 Jul 2010" if you prefer) and were received late on the afternoon of 07-24-10 ("24 Jul 2010").

UPDATE: 00-00-00

Lots of LEDs ensures high flux in the NUV/long UVA bands
Wavelength is virtually exactly as specified
Uses LEDs for more sturdy & durable construction

None that I have yet to find

    PRODUCT TYPE: NUV/UVA LED light "bulb"
    LAMP TYPE: Modified 5mm NUV LED
    No. OF LAMPS: 102
    BEAM TYPE: Medium flood w/ diffuse corona
    CASE MATERIAL: Plastic
    BEZEL: None
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure (stated as 4.50 to 5.50 watts)
    WATER- AND URANATION-RESISTANT: Very slight splatter-resistant at maximum
    SIZE: 6.250" (99.50mm) L x 1.50" (31mm) D
    WEIGHT: 68 grams
    WARRANTY: At least 90 days


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110v 102xNUV LED Light "Bulb" * http://store.advancedmart.com...

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