Forensic UV for what the eye can’t see ™
This sturdy, high-grade, aluminum cased UV LED torch, produces a powerful UV black light beam, making it an ideal tool for use with hand wash training, UV hygiene inspection, hygienic cleaning training as well as contamination and leak tracing.
This UV Forensic Torch can provide Forensic CSI (Cleaning Standards Inspection) for Hospitals and Healthcare – Revealing traces of body fluids and other bio-contamination not visible to the naked eye.
Beware of cheap imitations! If it doesn’t bear our name then its not the same!
We have produced a short video which demonstrates the differences in quality and performance of our Forensic Torches versus a cheap alternative. Click here.
If you require any advice or assistance in choosing the right product for your purpose, contact us on: 0161 726 5904 or email: email@example.com If you are unsure of how this product works or its suitability for your purpose, please email or call to discuss first.
About UV Blacklight
There is so much mis-information online about UV light (Blacklight) we’ll clear up a few main points here…
Is brighter really better?
No. Absolutely not. UV is invisible to the human eye so ideally you should see nothing! What you do see is visible ‘interference’ light (known as spill) and is a bi-product of poor quality inferior UV LEDs. This bright, purple glare is not UV and only serves to illuminate the search area, actually making it harder to see the actual fluoresce you are looking for!
The UV rule of thumb is: The brighter it is, the worse it is!
This is why our UV PRO range are made with a special UV PRO filter which removes all visible light and only lets the invisible UV light through. This produces great, professional results.
The more LEDs the better?
Again. Absolutely not. The greater the number of inferior (cheap) LEDs the torch has, the more visible interference light it produces and the worse the result.
Tip: Avoid any UV Torch with more than 9 LEDS.
Does frequency matter?
Yes. The frequency of UV light emitted determines the quality of results obtained. There is a sweet-spot for UV which is between 365nm and 385nm. However, to manufacture LEDs capable of emitting in this frequency range is far more expensive. The cheap UV torches sold on eBay and Amazon, will use inferior quality Chinese made LEDs emitting in the range of 390 – 410nm. At this range the UV light is a very poor quality and the visible light output is at its highest (see here for more about UV Blacklight).
GLOWTEC UV PRO Forensic Torches are made using high quality KOREAN made 365-385nm UV LEDs which peak at 380nm with a much lower visible light output. This provides the best balance of quality, performance and price with excellent value for money.
See our short video to see why –> Comparison of UV Torches
What should I expect to see?
That really depends on what it is your are looking at / looking for!
Unlike man-made fluorescent materials such as white fabric, white paper and UV GERM products which all fluoresce brightly under UV blacklight, natural fluorescent substances such as urine and body fluids, which whilst they do glow (fluoresce) under UV light, do not fluoresce brightly! In fact they are generally quite dim, so do not expect a supernova!
The colour shown under UV light is determined by the chemical composition of the substance, not the UV light itself.
UV Source: 9 x UV-LEDs
Operation: Single Mode (9 LED)
UV Source: Korean Made UV-LEDs 365-380mn Peak
Power output: 0.5 watt
Batteries: 3 x AAA (not supplied)
Body Size: 100 x 30mm
Body Colour: SILVER
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UK Delivery options
Standard Delivery is a flat rate delivery charge using Royal Mail’s 1st Class Parcel Post.
Special-Delivery (small parcels) and UK Courier (larger/heavier parcels) will provide a swift next day delivery from the day of dispatch and NOT from the date of order.
Note: We do not to offer a specific ‘Next Day Delivery’ option as we cannot realistically guarantee such a service, especially in the current climate.
If you require a recorded / tracked delivery, please select either the Express Delivery or Courier Delivery option at checkout.
EU & International Orders
As of July 1st 2021 there are new EU rules on how VAT is charged for online / web orders. As a result, orders originating from any EU country below a net value of 150 Euros / £135 will now have VAT added at the prevailing rate of that country. We therefore have a £136 Minimum Order Value for Private (Non-Business) EU orders.
NOTE: Whilst we will not add VAT to your order, VAT and Customs charges will be payable once the goods have arrived in your country.
EU Businesses with a verifiable VAT and EORI number will not be affected by this change and may contact us directly if they need to place an order below £136 net, however, we do have a standard £50 net Minimum Order Value for ALL EU and International orders.
We will only ship EU and International orders at the Buyers risk. Once the goods are handed over to the courier they become the buyers property and responsibility.
For reasons of security and speed, we only ship EU and International orders via Express Courier. Delivery charges are calculated at checkout.