SG-1 (24" version)
Like all SG lamps, the SG-1- 24" has a built in reflector. Regular lamps (shown left) emit light in all directions, but almost all reflectors will absorb the UV instead of reflect it. By putting in a special reflective coating INSIDE the lamp (right), we can reflect the UV back to the project, before it even has a chance to pass through the glass. The result is up to 50% more UV output on your project. Add that to the superior output and patented technology inside, and you have twice the functional power when compared to any ordinary UV lamp. Patented, tested and proven.
23" long (24" with lamp ends)
Fits any standard 2 foot shop light fixture (F17 or F20).
Can be operated safely from 10W to 50W.
Built in reflector, no special system needed for most applications.
Primary UV (97%+), 360-370nm. Secondary amounts in the 310-315nm and 285-290nm to insure bottom up curing.
Comparing a T12 to a T8
33% larger diameter 66% larger circumference (where UV is made)
42% larger area, where plasma flows to run cooler per watt
60% larger reflector, so UV covers much more area.
Many people are under the mistaken idea that twice as many watts creates twice as much UV, our tests clearly and loudly show this is not the case. It is a bit of a Bell curve and depends on the internal gas pressure, the surface pressure against the glass, and the phosphor blend itself. This is why we gas our lamps differently than typical lamps of the same size, to allow higher wattages. this is also why we use extremely heavy cathode / anode sets, so you can use them over a wide variety of wattages. Of course, the harder you push them, the shorter the life, but for time sensitive projects that require extreme levels of UVA, nothing best the SG series.
You can use any ballast rated for 10-50w as long as it is a rapid start or instant start ballast (no magnetic or choke style ballasts). The best ballast is the SunHorse ballast, which is an ultra-high frequency ballast designed to power 4 lamps in VHO (high output) mode. You can also power 4 lamps with the WorkHorse 7 ballast in HO mode (high output), or 4 lamps with the WorkHorse 8 in HO mode.
|Solacure Means Quality|
Solacure ultraviolet lamps aren't just good, we guarantee they are the best or we will give you your money back. Our patented glass is more transparent to UVA and UVB. Our custom cathode/anode sets lets you run 2 to 3 times more power than a standard lamp in the same size. All of our lamps have built in reflectors. We have a lamp for every need.
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. Order online, over the phone, or call us if you need a custom UV lamp made, with fairly low minimums (around 2000 pieces). We can make it happen.
Buy with confidence: We like what we do, and we've been doing it for over 30 years.
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