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Pool cues, fishing lures, similar itemsPool cues, fishing lures, similar items
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.

Cutaway of RUVA UV curing lampThe 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.

Two foot curing and aging kit
Regular price: $352.00
Sale price: $303.86
Violin Kit - 160w - 4 bulb
Regular price: $366.00
Sale price: $303.86
Cue & Lure Kit -  240w - 4 bulb
Regular price: $427.00
Sale price: $333.86
SG1-40 - four bulb VHO (80w)
Regular price: $499.00
Sale price: $373.85
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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.
We accept all major credit cards for our uv curing lamps

Got a question? The best way is usually to email us at sales@solacure.com.