Started discussion of non-blacklight helping hands and paraphernalia here.
Last edited by jamie; 07-24-2008 at 03:53 AM.
Was happy to open my new Streamlight Stylus UV LED Penlight today.
Right off I noticed a difference using this LED black light as compared to a fluorescent black light:
- with fluorescent the fibers glow whitish
- with LED they show as blue and not so much glowing.
BTW, an incandescent black light bulb might not work - I haven't tried for this purpose, but know it doesn't show certain other items as compared to fluorescent.
I can hold the Streamlight in my mouth to view/extract obvious and loose fibers. Beyond that I have to hold it in my hand and put the atomizer into the clamp.
The focused Penlight allows me to better see my tweezers (and pin) while I'm extracting fibers. This is very good news because I think I'd cost myself an atomizer with the other light - I could see the fibers but not my tweezers and accidentally did too much picking at the steel wool bridge.
UPDT: Forgot to mention, I'm not certain I would recommend the Penlight UV LED as compared to a 3 or 5 LED light. I'll probably try one of those also.
(unrelated, don't judge their white LED by the performance of the UV LED... the white Streamlight probably can be seen from a mile away, like their ad says... UV is a different animal)
Last edited by jamie; 07-24-2008 at 08:16 PM.
Where do I get a cheap but decent UV light to find fibres in my atomiser?
Couldn't respond to this until my LED arrived, now I can definitely say a UV LED black light is not the same as a flourescent black light in what it shows. Not a huge surprise as that is also true for an incandescent black light.
Originally Posted by windblown