Beta QRv2 365UV
$79.00
Based on the standard Beta QRv2 platform, created for a pharmaceutical manufacturing company, the 365UV is designed to deliver.
Beta QRv2 365UV
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Product Overview


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365nm UV

550 mW

1100 mW

30 min

60 min

This project started as a contract for a pharmaceutical equipment manufacturing company, so this is NOT a "run of the mill" UV light. They wanted a strong and precise 365nm source to inspect the interior of their processing equipment. We've gone ahead and converted this specialty product to a regular (and very popular) offering.

Product Details

WHAT MAKES THE BETA 365UV AWESOME?

  1. The LED: This LG Electronics diode is as premium as they get and delivers 90% of it's output in the UV spectrum. Remember, this was spec'd for a pharmaceutical company, not Alibaba. The LED cost alone is more than the cost to manufacture the rest of the light.
  2. True 365nm Output: Unllike many "365" UV lights that might be 350-450nm, this particlar LED is designed to peak at exactly 365nm.
  3. **Two Mode:**100% output and 50% output. (NOTE: first gen UV lights were only 1 mode. They can be identified by the UV warning opposite the Prometheus logo. Two mode lights have the warning in-line with the logo.
  4. Power: 1 Watt might not sound impressive in flashlight-landia, but for a UV light this thing packs a punch. The light is driven at 350mA. This is 50% more power going to the LED than the standard Beta.
  5. It's Violet!: Get it? Violet...ultraViolet? Anyway, this is a tool not a toy and I chose Violet Type II anodize so that it's easily distinguished from your other Betas. You don't want to go mixing this up.

WHAT IS 365 UV GOOD FOR? Honestly, it's just freaking cool, but it does have some practical applications :)

  1. Charging glow in the dark stuff: GiTD materials are primarily activated by UV. You'll get a crazy charge in just a few seconds. Much more effective than with a standard LED light that outputs almost zero UV...Have you seen our Glow in the Dark Foursevens shirts? They are so bright you can use them as a light source when fully charged!
  2. Identifying materials that fluoresce: This is sort of the fun part. The ruby balls we use on Lambda tops fluoresce like mad under UV light. If you work with tritium vials, using a UV light will cause the phosphor to glow so you can see what color you have in the daytime. You can also use it to cure Norland (see below).
  3. Check yo' money: Most modern paper currency fluoresces under UV light. Cool right? Be sure that suitcase isn't filled with counterfeit bills.
  4. Scorpion Hunting: If you live in the US South West (or somewhere else with scorpions) you know what I'm talking about. Scorpions glow under UV so you can easily avoid them, even in the dark ;)
  5. Setting UV curing compounds: Many people are using Norland 61 for setting tritium and glow powder. The Beta UV will set Norland in just a few seconds. Move the light farther away to reduce the power. If you hold it too close the Norland may bubble...experiment before you screw up an expensive job!
  6. Finding stuff you don't want to know about: You know, like CSI...blood, pet stains...other fluids. Ewwww. See, I told you not to do that but you never listen.
LG UV LED
LG UV LED
This LG Electronics diode is as premium as they get and delivers 90% of it's output in the UV spectrum. Remember, this was spec'd for a pharmaceutical company, not Alibaba. The LED cost alone is more than the cost to manufacture the rest of the light.
Danger: UV Radiation
Danger: UV Radiation
UV radiation is hazardous. The Beta UV emits 90% of its output in the UV-A spectrum. This means the beam is almost invisible unless you are shining it on something that fluoresces under UV light. Don't shine it on your skin for long periods of time. Don't EVER shine it in your eyes. Don't let your kids play with it. The radiation hazard includes the light bouncing off a mirror or other reflective surface like polished metal. The closer you are to the source, the more powerful the UV exposure.
Proprietary canted coil spring
Proprietary canted coil spring
My canted-coil-springs are custom manufactured specifically for the Beta-QRv2 by a US company who specializes in canted coil springs...literally the only product they make. Normally these are found in connectors for military, medical, and aerospace applications. This little beauty is the single most expensive component of the Beta-QRv2. These are manufactured from 302 Stainless Steel: drawn, coiled, cut to length, and the ends are laser welded together. The springs on your screen are about 10x the actual size. It's a ridiculous achievement in manufacturing to make something this tiny...and then weld it together so the diameter of every spring is accurate to within less than the thickness of a sheet of paper.
included with your Beta QRv2
  • Beta QRv2 Flashlight
  • 2 Spare O-rings
  • Instruction Manual
  • 1xAAA NiMh Rechargeable Battery

"TWISTY" INTERFACE AND OPERATION

The Beta lights have a "twisty" user interface – the light is controlled by twisting the head on or off. When the light it twisted clockwise (righty tighty) it will turn on. Unscrewing the head a small amount will turn it off.

MODES AND MEMORY

Your Beta flashlight may have one, two, or three modes. See product sticker for clarification. Beta lights have no mode memory. They will revert to the lowest setting after being off for several seconds. A quick off/on cycle (less than 1 second) changes modes.

2 Mode

  • Medium = 550 mW
  • High = 1100 mW

Special Modes

  • None
  • LED Type
    LG 3535 365nm Ultra Violet
  • battery type
    NiMH AAA (rechargeable) or Lithium (disposable)
    NO LITHIUM-ION RECHARGEABLE.
    ALKALINE BATTERY WARNING: Alkaline batteries release corrosive gas during discharge and will ruin your light.
  • Weight
    1.3 Oz (with battery)
  • Dimensions
    .55" x 2.95" (3.5" with QR attached)
  • Voltage Range
    1.0V-1.5V
  • Beam Distance
    not rated
  • Body Materials
    Type II Anodized 6061 Aluminum
  • Window Glass
    Optical grade glass (2 side AR coated)
  • Water Resistance
    IPX8 (1m)
  • Where it's Made
The ultimate QR (Quick Release)
Simply push to engage and pull to disengage. The mechanism is engineered to provide 10 lbs. of holding force. Combine this with the snag-free profile of the brass component and accidental disengagement is "virtually" impossible, and engagement is verified by a solid "click" every time! The spring is user-replaceable if that is ever required. 304 Stainless steel cold-forged split rings replace the original carbon steel "round" rings. Carbon steel has better spring tension, but the coating wears off and then they rust.
True 365nm Ultra Violet
This project started as a contract for a pharmaceutical equipment manufacturing company, so this is NOT a "run of the mill" UV light. They wanted a strong and precise 365nm source to inspect the interior of their processing equipment. We've gone ahead and converted this specialty product to a regular (and very popular) offering.
beta your way
The Beta QRv2 is part of our "QR Compatible" ecosystem. We offer a variety of accessories that take advantage of the QR like our pocket clips, Kappa QR Keychains, and the Beta Flex Arm; a flexible magnetic mount that lets you and your Beta go hands-free.
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