Violin Kit - 4 bulb (45 watt)
Product DescriptionThe most proven and guaranteed way to get maximum oxidation without too much heat. Quite literally, we have dozens of violin builders using this combination. Keep in mind, this is only a 4 lamp kit, many applications will use a 1 to 4 of these kits. They work for many applications were you want UV curing and lower kits, not just violins, but they are the kit of choice for violin makers. Each contains:
1. Four Solacure SG-1-40 FR40T12 lamps (4 foot long, 1.5" thick)
2. One WH7 ballast
3. 8 flush mount lamp holders (shunted)
4. Spare wire to chain lamp ends.
Violin not included, that's your job!
While you could run these lamps on the more expensive SunHorse ballast, we choose the Workhorse ballast for this particular application because it creates about half the heat, but is only 28% weaker in output. And it makes the lamps last longer as well. Most will prefer this setup for custom violin builders because it is safer to work with, temperature wise, thus more suited to custom instrument building as the risk of drying out the wood is lower. It is often used in combination with a humidifier to guarantee best results.
This kit is also fine for any UV curing application that is more heat sensitive, and where thermal characteristics are more important than absolute speed. Keep in mind, this is still a fast rig, just not as fast as if you used the SunHorse ballast. For best results, the ballast should be mounted outside of the UV chamber, so it can radiate excess heat away from the violin.
Other applications include pool cues, fishing lures and other small or delicate items. Solid guitar bodies should probably use the SunHorse configuration if you aging or curing, but this still works just fine.
Just add the one kit, then adjust how many you want in your shopping cart.
|Solacure Means Quality|
Solacure ultraviolet lamps aren't just good, we guarantee they are the best. We don't use stock parts anywhere in our products. Our glass is a special blend, and more transparent to UVA and UVB. Our 32 watt lamps use 60 watt rated cathodes and are tested at almost 70 watts of power. Almost all our lamps have built in reflectors. All are designed to be overdriven to extra high wattages. We test, and test, and test our lamps.
We stand behind everything we sell and guarantee each will perform exactly to specification, or we will replace them. We don't want your business this week, we want it every week, and we are willing to earn it. There really is a difference in quality when it comes to ultraviolet bulbs, and Solacure tops the list.
Buy with confidence: We like what we do, and we've been doing it for over 30 years.
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