[Darkroom] Fwd: Want to go in on a UV lamp?

Kelly hurtstotouchfire at gmail.com
Mon Aug 9 13:48:20 PDT 2010


Sent this to discuss as well, but you guys are probably more the
target audience. Ben had suggested the one in the second link, but I
think that the cheaper flashlight one is actually stronger. I want
totally obscene amounts of UV light. I want <10 min cyanotype
exposures.

Any takers? Input re: specs appreciated.

-Kelly


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From: Kelly <hurtstotouchfire at gmail.com>
Date: Mon, Aug 9, 2010 at 13:46
Subject: Want to go in on a UV lamp?
To: Noisebridge Discuss <noisebridge-discuss at lists.noisebridge.net>


I'm contemplating buying a serious UV lamp. I've been trying to do
cyanotypes in the pitiful San Francisco sun and it's just not working.
I'm also interested in doing some UV photography (portraiture and
still lifes mostly which could be done at NB), which would require a
light I could point at things.

If I buy it myself I probably won't want to donate it and keep it in
the space, so I thought I'd see if anyone else wants to go in on it as
a donation to NB.

I'm thinking something around 365 nm with as high of an intensity as I
can get for $200-300.

http://www.defensedevices.com/x1-uv-flashlight.html
https://www.vwrsp.com/catalog/product/index.cgi?catalog_number=36553-140&inE=1&highlight=36553-140

I'd be open to other models though, that's kind of my minimum. I would
be ok with a model that included other wavelengths as long as the
strength around 350-375 is still pretty high. And I would definitely
go for stronger. Feel free to chime in with specs.

I would comfortably contribute $100, maybe a bit more for something
really classy.

-Kelly


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