This UV blacklight bulb has the advantage of your being able to pop it into any available lamp or socket with a standard light-bulb type screw -in base.The ultraviolet bulb it features base-mounted circuitry.
This blacklight UV screw bulb give off genuine UV blacklight 365 nm spectrum, unlike inexpensive (under 5.00) screw-in incandescent bulbs that are painted blue to look like blacklight, but aren't.
Incandescent (screw-in) bulb filaments cannot produce UV spectrum only fluorescent bulb filaments can give off a genuine UV (ultraviolet) blacklight effect.
Spiral design 16 watts (equaivalent to 60 w incandescent bulb) , 110 V for USA sockets it send a real UVA 365 Nm.
Works perfectly with our invisible inks.
This UV blacklight bulb lights up anything fluorescent (blacklight posters,invisible prints ,security marks), and make white items (like t-shirts or panties, if being used in a bedroom or party) appear an intense glowing white.
Some of the uses:
DETECTING SUN DAMAGE ON YOUR SKIN:Look at your face in a mirror under UV and brown patches will show where sun damage has occurred over the years.
Used in night clubs with invisible ink for readmission identification.
DETECTING FAKED SIGNATURES or STAMP COLLECTIONS.
Especially, if a signature was 'added' to a painting or document years after its production.
MINERAL AND ROCK INSPECTION:
Some of these naturally fluoresce for easy identification in the field.
GLASS AND IVORY ANALYSIS:
Certain glass types, such as Vaseline or Burmese, glow brightly under UV.
USE WITH INVISIBLE INK PEN TO SECRETLY MARK ITEMS:
This is very clever, actually. You can mark car parts when getting your car worked on (if your UV mark is still there, the part was never changed). Same goes for returned items if you're a seller. And, of course, to mark household items, bikes, etc. for theft ID.
For the scientifically inclined, chlorophyll indicates the presence of photosynthesis in oxygen-producing organisms.
INDUSTRIAL / MILITARY / POLICE/ FORENSIC / LABORATORY USES
These applications could take up volumes of detailed
QUICKLY IDENTIFY REPAIRED ANTIQUE ITEMS:
Old versus new materials become really obvious under UV. Glued areas on porcelain or pottery items are a dead giveaway with this handheld unit, as are overpainted pieces. And cracks or flaws in China that are not visible to the naked eye, even a trained one, are screaming out loud under blacklight. Gems, stamps, cast iron and various paper materials are good candidates as well.
Highlight weave defects and uniformity.
PET URINE STAINS:
Detect urine on household surfaces; if you have a kitty or puppy marking areas in your house that need to be deodorized, a strong blacklight can identify the offending spots. Often these are invisible to the eye, but will creat an odor over time. Using your blacklight, these stains can be treated with an enzyme cleaner.
REPTILES and some BIRDS:
Certain of these species cannot exist in confinement without added UV light.
MAY HELP CONTROL COLD AND FLU VIRUSES:
Indoors, in conjunction with full spectrum lighting (full size unit is necessary for this).
DETECTING COUNTERFEIT MONEY:
The differences are painfully obvious---fake money glows unnaturally bright.
DETECTING ALTERED CREDIT CARDS:
Just for fun, look at your credit card under blacklight.
ART EFFECTS: ILLUMINATE FLUORESCENT PAINT:
Fluorescent paint glows extremely bright, as do white indoor surfaces or clothing such as a white shirt .