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UV Blacklight LED Replacement for Fluorescent Bulbs
I’m looking for the closest UV-LED option to potentially replace a fluorescent blacklight bulb that we use for artificial weathering of materials like plastics, sealants, adhesives, and the like. We currently use a F72 T12 / BL HO 350 fluorescent bulb.
I have not been able to find a 350 nm UV LED, but I have found 365 nm which may work. The LED option would not have to be 72” long like our current bulbs. Other form factors would work.
Though we currently do not have ultraviolet products available in the T8 or T12 form factors, we do offer the 365nm realUV™ LED Strip Lights product which might be of interest for your installation.
Further, we have recently spoken to other customers who have applied the above product within pre-existing T8 and T12 fixtures to reduce the need for new fixtures or hardware.
The cabinet I would use these in runs at 140 F. Would that pose any issues for the LEDs?
The power vs. run time chart is a good one as we would run these 24/7. Do you have any data beyond 2000 hours? Do you have any ideas on how long they would last in a 24/7 application?
We can confirm that our LED products and components can withstand temperatures of 185 degrees Fahrenheit (64 C).
As such, we expect that the products would be able to safely operate within the 150-degree environment mentioned.
Though, we have the performance test results listed within the 365 nm realUVTM LED Longevity Test Data document, we currently do not have any data above 2000 hours. We apologize!
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