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Ultraviolet (UV) LEDs

Ultraviolet (UV) LEDs


Ultraviolet LEDs

UV LEDs - solid-state 'blacklights. UV LEDs will make fluorescent paints & 'invisible' inks glow brightly.
The UV light from these devices will rapidly charge up glow-in-the-dark products much faster than normal bright light. The high energy UV wavelength excites glow materials on a molecular level producing very fast 'charge' times. Our UV LEDs are also useful for checking ID, hand stamps at events, detecting long wave fluorescent minerals, etc. If you've got an electronic UV project that requires UV lights - these are just gems.
They will run ay just about any voltage with the proper resistor.
For maximum output, we recommend that they be run at 25 mA, with 30 mA being the maximum.
Life is rated between 60,000 - 100,000 hours, depending on how hard they are driven.
Standard 5mm (T1-3/4) size.

Like all standard LEDs, these require a resistor in series with the LED to limit how much current they will draw.
Use a 480 ohm resistor for 12 volt use, a 240 ohm for 6 volt use, or a 200 ohm resistor for 5 volt use.

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