Violin Kit - 4 bulb (Best Seller)
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 Workhorse WH7 high frequency ballast (~42w per lamp at 100,000hz, equals 60w of a regular ballast)
3. Eight flush mount lamp holders (shunted)
4. Hardware includes screws to mount lamp holders and ballast, plus shims for ballast.
5. Spare wire to chain lamp ends.
6. (NEW) One pair of UV blocking safety glasses
7. Simple instruction guide for wiring. Violin not included, that's your job!
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.
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 where you want to limit the amount of heat generated by using moderate power instead of a VHO configuration (very high output).
Just add the one kit, then adjust how many you want in your shopping cart.
UV blocking glasses that let you SEE what you are doing!
|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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