Rock collecting is a cheap hobby.
Fluorescent rock collecting is an expensive hobby.
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The mineral lights needed to prospect for our magnificent glow rocks are expensive, and serious lights are only available from a few manufacturers. There are many different kinds of lights out there - many of them are not useful in the fluorescent mineral hobby. Some are simply not suitable for fluorescent mineral collecting. You can expect to pay >$240 for a reasonable portable shortwave field light, and powerful home display lights can be a thousand dollars or more. There are lower cost entry level lights which will allow you to play around and learn - see if this hobby is for you. But expect to invest some money in serious lights if you catch the glowbug.
Nature's Rainbows Fluorescent Mineral Light Review: https://www.naturesrainbows.com/mineral-light-review-1