Industrial & Speciality Applications
Spectro-UV has developed a line of Spectroline products designed for a wide range of industries and applications requiring high quality, reliable inspection solutions. Ultraviolet Light is used in countless applications around the globe for inspection of surfaces and products, including agriculture, gem and mineral inspection, conservation of art and antiques, validating stamps and currency, and even curing chemicals. Spectro-UV incorporates high intensity UV-A light with ruggedized housings, portability, and extended battery life at a low price point!
Spectroline UV lights are used every day in the following fields:
Agriculture / Rodent Contamination Detection
UV light is a convenient testing method for detecting aflatoxin in food materials. Aflatoxins are a family of toxins produced by certain fungi that are found on agricultural crops such as maize (corn), peanuts, cottonseed, and tree nuts. Additionally, UV light detects rodent contamination. Rodent hair and urine both fluoresce under UV light.
Conservation – art, antiques, hobbyists, collectors
Ultraviolet light reacts differently with various types of materials. With UV light, collectors can protect themselves against art fraud. UV light can be used to detect repairs in art, furniture, and other collectables, such as marble, ivory, porcelain and textiles. UV light can also detect the age of stone (marble will fluoresce as a vivid purple if it was recently carved, as opposed to a muddled white if is aged).
Gem and Mineral Inspection
The fluorescence of gems and gemstones is a result of UV radiation absorbed by the impurities or structural flaws of the stones. Ultraviolet fluorescence is used by gemologists, jewelers and collectors to separate the artificial gemstones from the real, or in determining if the gemstone has been heat-treated. A Spectro-UV UV light can be used on a large sample of stones, saving time and money.
Similarly, the fluorescence of minerals is best viewed under UV light conditions. The color variations displayed by certain minerals are a result of impurities, called activators, which absorb the ultraviolet radiation and emit visible light and heat. Different minerals emit different colors, making identification simple and easy. Scientists and hobbyists alike can perform their work in the field with a Spectro-UV cordless UV lamp to view limitless minerals in their natural environment.
Beauty and Skincare
Ultraviolet light therapy can treat a variety of skin problems, such as Psoriasis, Eczema, Vitiligo (a loss of skin pigment that often appears as white blotches on the skin), Persistent itching, and other problems. UV light therapy is usually offered at a medical clinic, but can also be found at beauty spas by licensed professionals.