We sell a LOT of kits for people making billiards cues, fishing lures and similar small items. We have kits in 2 foot, 4 foot (most common) and even 6 foot, or we can custom make you a kit for your needs. The kits come with bulbs, ballast (no fixture), lamp holders, wire and nuts. You need a power tie in, and of course, a rig to bolt everything to. Since these kits are used for a number of different applications, we only supply the universal parts.
The one commonality in all our kits is that we use the SG-1 series lamps. These are not typical UV lights, they are full spectrum, custom designed with extra features you won't find in generic UV bulbs, such as:
1. Built in reflector. In the image to right you see a cutaway of two bulbs. The left image is a regular bulb, like everyone else sells. The light goes in all direction. On the right is a Solacure SG bulb. We pour a reflector inside the bulb before we add the phosphors. It runs the entire length of the lamp and covers half the circle of the lamp. This means we are reflecting the light before it even leaves the bulb. All the light is forced in one direction, towards your product, so you get 50% higher UV at the object.
2. Patented glass. We license a special European glass that is more transparent to UV. This means we deliver more UV per watt than any other UV lamp.
3. Green phospho. We add just a touch of green phosphor, to make the lamp easier to work with, and safer. Pure UV is invisible to the eye, so adding a little color helps by showing you were the light is hitting, and you can more readily tell if the lamp is on or not.
4. Premium, high-frequency, instant start electronics. Our ballasts are not generic, by any means. They are outdoor rated, UL listed, designed specifically for UV bulbs and will delivery more UV per watt than any other design. We've helped in the design of ballasts and understand that a bulb can only perform as well as the ballast that is pushing it, so we use only Fulham industrial grade ballasts.
5. Full spectrum output. Our lamps are not single phosphor, and produce mainly UVA in the 365nm region, but also have enough UVB to be "sun-similar" so the results are predictable, and they will work with a wide variety of finishes, such as Solarez and Alumilite. For best results, always use a finish that is centered for 365nm UV.
Below are some common kits, and our "How to" section has some diagrams you might find useful.