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Steve Alves

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Blacklight Fixtures
« on: September 10, 2014, 09:50:23 am »

Need to cover an area about 100' x 100' outdoors at night (dark area) with blacklight. I figure I will need to use multiple fixtures around the area facing in. Looking at the following two products, which one will give me a better effect. Event participants will be wearing UV bracelets and glow paint will be in use.

http://www.amazon.com/Eliminator-Lighting-EBK-400-Black-Fixture/dp/B000GAVBI4

http://www.amazon.com/Chauvet-Shadow-Three-Channel-DMX-512-Blacklight/dp/B000LNHHMA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1410356981&sr=8-1&keywords=chauvet+led+shadow

Or if someone has a better product idea.

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Re: Blacklight Fixtures
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2014, 10:58:22 am »

The lamp based usually are more UV only while the LED units are wider spectrum so more blue light.  Another unit to look at is the AmericanDJ Cob Cannon, lots of positive comments on it.
http://www.americandj.com/ProductDetails.aspx?ItemNumber=2245&MainId=2&Category=Black_Lights
If this is a one time thing, how about just renting some WildfireFX or Altman units.
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Re: Blacklight Fixtures
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2014, 10:58:46 am »

In my experience the UV LED lights still emit too much visible blue light.

I have heard good things about American DJ's UV Cannon: http://www.americandj.com/ProductDetails.aspx?ItemNumber=1241&MainId=2&Category=Black_Lights

It appears to use the same lamp as the Eliminator you linked, but the optics of the ADJ might be better.
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Re: Blacklight Fixtures
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2014, 10:59:23 am »

  Another unit to look at is the AmericanDJ Cob Cannon, lots of positive comments on it.

The COB Cannon is still LED, though.
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Re: Blacklight Fixtures
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2014, 11:06:51 am »

In my experience the UV LED lights still emit too much visible blue light.

I have heard good things about American DJ's UV Cannon: http://www.americandj.com/ProductDetails.aspx?ItemNumber=1241&MainId=2&Category=Black_Lights

It appears to use the same lamp as the Eliminator you linked, but the optics of the ADJ might be better.

I saw that one and looked to see that it used the same bulb. It appears to be more of a spot compared to the Eliminator which is a wash.
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Re: Blacklight Fixtures
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2014, 12:54:36 pm »

Those 400w UV HID bulbs are very, very, very inefficient at producing UV light, you will be disappointed in the output for the amount of power they consume. A small florescent fixture will output much more UV light than those. The 100w elation UV washes are very good units with output magnitudes higher than the HID units. The ADJ version of the same can be found here. Regarding LED's, the visible light output of UV LED's may or may not be desirable depending on how dark you want the area to be. Dark may be nice for a stage or a display, but for patrons running around a bit of wash can prevent trips/falls, etc.
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« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2014, 03:03:33 pm »

Those 400w UV HID bulbs are very, very, very inefficient at producing UV light, you will be disappointed in the output for the amount of power they consume. A small florescent fixture will output much more UV light than those. The 100w elation UV washes are very good units with output magnitudes higher than the HID units. The ADJ version of the same can be found here. Regarding LED's, the visible light output of UV LED's may or may not be desirable depending on how dark you want the area to be. Dark may be nice for a stage or a display, but for patrons running around a bit of wash can prevent trips/falls, etc.

Which one of the above has the higher output?
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Re: Blacklight Fixtures
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2014, 03:34:47 pm »

The ADJ HP panel has a bit more output than the Elation UV wash and 400w HID combined however the Elation is still a very good unit.
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Re: Blacklight Fixtures
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2014, 08:40:58 pm »

Need to cover an area about 100' x 100' outdoors at night (dark area) with blacklight.

http://www.amazon.com/Eliminator-Lighting-EBK-400-Black-Fixture/dp/B000GAVBI4

http://www.amazon.com/Chauvet-Shadow-Three-Channel-DMX-512-Blacklight/dp/B000LNHHMA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1410356981&sr=8-1&keywords=chauvet+led+shadow [/quote]

These two fixtures aren't even in the same ballpark, you might "cover" your area with 6-8 of the Eliminators but you would need hundreds of those LED panels to do it. The ADJ UV canon also produces a lot of output(I won't argue how much of it is actual UV) but note that these are very big fixtures.. about the size of a 10 gallon bucket.
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