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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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  1. Switchable UV Longwave and Shortwave Switchable UV Longwave and Shortwave
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    Switchable UV Longwave and Shortwave

    Combo unit. Both long and short wave, battery operated & portable unit.
    (L-81)

    Regular Price: $89.95

    Special Price $79.95

  2. Philalux 3 UV Light Table with 3x Magification

    Longwave 7w, shortwave 2s, fluorescent 4w, magnification 3x and magnetic tester. Has it all!
    (9865SP)
    $299.95
  3. UV Profi Lamp Longwave

    Longwave, professional 6w UV with fluorescent lamp.
    (1034SP)
    $139.95
  4. Desktop Ultraviolet Lamp-Longwave-110v

    SAFE Collecting Supplies has longwave 4w, 110v - An affordable unit for home use for stamps.
    (1030LW)
    $39.95
  5. UV Longwave Handheld 2.5x Magnifier UV Longwave Handheld 2.5x Magnifier
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    UV Longwave Handheld 2.5x Magnifier

    SAFE Collecting Supplies has longwave 4w UV with large 2.5x magnifier for stamp collecting.
    (1033)

    Regular Price: $66.95

    Special Price $59.95

  6. UV Portable Lamp Longwave

    Longwave portable 4w UV to detect fluorescence on stamps and currency.
    (1045)
    $24.95
  7. UV Portable Lamp Shortwave UV Portable Lamp Shortwave
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    UV Portable Lamp Shortwave

    SAFE Collecting Supplies has portable ultraviolet lamps.
    (1038)

    Regular Price: $62.95

    Special Price $59.95

  8. Desktop Ultraviolet Lamp-Shortwave-110v

    Shortwave 4w, 110v - An affordable unit for home use for stamps and minerals.
    (1030SW)
    $79.95
  9. Optical LED/UV Loupe 10x - 1" lens Optical LED/UV Loupe 10x - 1" lens
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    Optical LED/UV Loupe 10x - 1" lens

    Both Ultraviolet and LED in one!
    (4640)

    Regular Price: $44.95

    Special Price $34.95

  10. 10x UV and LED Loupe 10x UV and LED Loupe
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    10x UV and LED Loupe

    Both Ultraviolet and LED in one! Customer favorite.
    (9549UV)

    Regular Price: $49.95

    Special Price $39.95

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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.  

UV light can be harmful, it is suggested that covering your hands, and not looking directly into the light is done to avoid exposure to UV rays. Always wear eye protection when dealing with UV light and radiation, do not look directly into the UV lights. Do not point the lamp directly to any other persons face or your own. Read more...