Technical Specifications of UV Related and Fluorescent Mineral Technologies
Unlike daylight rock collecting, the fluorescent mineral hobby requires some special equipment: UV lights filtered to block the visible light from the UV bulbs (lamps) but let out the UV, protective front panels for mineral displays to protect viewers from UV, special lamps/bulbs to generate UV, and UV LEDs as a new and efficient way to generate UV.
As we discover new specifications and details on these technologies we will add them here. If you are aware of any technical data which should be included here please let us know.
UV Filters (click graphs for larger image)
Hoya U-325c UV Bandpass Filter
Ultraviolet transmitting, visible abosrbing filter
ZWBn UV Bandpass Filter
Ultraviolet transmitting, visible abosrbing filter Transmission Graph
(NOTE: This material is not suitable for use with shortwave (UVC) lamps; Hoya is the preferred filter material
Fluorescent Mineral Display Windows
Acrylite OP3 is the standard in our hobby for protective display windows/panels. The pdf below explores this material in depth.