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Ultraviolet (UV) Lamps

Which one do I need?  Longwave and shortwave UV lamps are available in a variety of formats for Stamps, Currency and Rocks.

Longwave UV - 365nm use for:  stamps, currency, paper, some rocks, art forgery and repairs. 

Shortwave UV - 254nm use for:  rocks, minerals, some stamps and currency.

Ultraviolet (UV) Lamps

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We have a wide selection of ultraviolet lamps in both longwave and shortwave depending upon your usage.  Many of these are used as stamp and currency counterfeit detectors.  Please review the specifications of each of our lamps below and feel free to call our specialists with any questions you may have.Flouorescent Tagging on a US Stamp

Here's a great article from Linn's Stamp News on the magic of ultraviolet lamps on stamps.  Banknote from SriLanka under UltravioletBanknote from Argentina under Ultarviolet

In addition to stamps and currency, some rocks and minerals have special characteristics that allow them to glow fluorescent under UV light. Some minerals glow only under longwave UV light and others glow under shortwave UV light.  Even though a rock is known to fluoresce, that does not mean every specimen will glow when exposed to UV light. The ability to glow depends on the presence or certain organic minerals from the earth that make up the rock.  Read more...