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    Default HDS UV light... On SALE October 23rd.

    Well, as many may already know, HDS will be coming out with a limited run of Ultra Violet lights. This was basically in response to two people wanting one... Henry and myself.

    The light will be 365nm and will also have a special lens for cutting down on the other wavelengths that always accompany lights like this.

    Mine will be used mostly for scorpion hunting and being disgusted at my carpet... and puppy.

    Hope to have a prototype in two weeks.
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    Sounds interesting. Will you be using the Nichia version for the LED?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyF View Post
    Sounds interesting. Will you be using the Nichia version for the LED?
    No. Not the Nichia on this one.
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    Detailed informationabout the LED would be interesting. I also hope the LED will not be that limited with only a few pieces...
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    LOL 😂 😂😂
    If i had one day left to live i would want to be at my workplace.Because every day is like a frickin eternity.

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    Is the plan to also offer UV-protective glasses with the UV light that filters nms of 400 and below?

    http://www.urineeradicationsystems.c...shlights-1291/

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    No. We discussed it and decided not to. The reason being that this is going to be a short run and we want to both keep the cost down and let the end user decide for themselves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hogokansatsukan View Post
    No. We discussed it and decided not to. The reason being that this is going to be a short run and we want to both keep the cost down and let the end user decide for themselves.

    Okay.
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    Any news on the UV front?

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    Quote Originally Posted by troutpool View Post
    Any news on the UV front?
    I will have one in an hour or so to play with. Will update tonight when I get a chance to play... I mean "evaluate" it.
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    Well, it took longer than an hour but I have to say... damn this is soooooo cool!
    Just look at that emitter!


    Oh. I guess you can't see it behind the Woods glass lens.

    DANGER WILL ROBINSON! DANGER!!!

    You can not tell when the light is on unless something is fluorescing in front of it. If you are dumb enough, like me, to shine it at your eyes when on medium or so, you will see deep purple (and your eyes will smooooooke on the waaaaater).

    Here is some sphere data with the Woods glass filter...




    Playing with this, the little I have, I'm glad I have it as a Rotary to dial it up and down. I will be comparing it next to these other UV lights I have at home later this week.

    Photon Freedom 370 nm
    Inova X5 UV
    Convoy with Nichia 365 nm

    I have to say, I was quite impressed with the Convoy when I first got it as far as UV output, but my initial impression of this is that it will be at least as bright, or UVeeey.... or whatever.

    Here is sphere data without the Woods glass. It is also much easier to tell when the light is on if you don't have the Woods glass.




    Woods glass on left, regular UCG on right



    Woods glass on left, regular UCG on right shining on something that fluoresces.
    While the UCG appears brighter, when compared with the Woods glass, they are same as far as making things fluoresce. I'm keeping the Woods glass on mine as it doesn't effect what I will be using the light for. I personally don't want the extra "purple" outside the spectrum of light.

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    Here is another comparison shot between the HDS UV with and without the Woods filter.
    They will be sold with the Woods lens.
    Here is a rock with "something" on it. No idea if it is bird crap or what. This is WITHOUT the Woods lens.



    Same rock WITH the Woods lens.


    As you can see, it really cuts down on the side purple spectrum and just makes the things that fluoresce... well, fluoresce.


    These will be sold WITH the Woods lens.

    They will be up on the HDS web site tomorrow and be available tomorrow when Henry gets around to listing them.
    Instead of the normal $30 premium on limited emitters, these will have a $50 premium.

    28 will be available and that is it. We don't have plans on making more of these. These were basically something Henry and I wanted, and I don't think there was a ton of interest, but who knows.

    You WILL mess up your eyes looking directly into the beam and you won't know it! So if you are an idiot like me, don't get one. I should probably have mine taken away from me, but I'm too old and ornery for anyone to try it... and I bite.
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    @Hogo

    I am pretty sure you mean November 23rd, that would be also a Friday (and Friday is flashlight day!). October the 23rd is at my location today!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hogokansatsukan View Post
    They will be sold with the Woods lens.




    Two questions:

    1. if the Woods lens blocks virtually all visible light, how will one know the flashlight is still on?

    2. will this LED require a 18650 power source or will a CR123a provide sufficient power for at least an hour?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RCS1300 View Post
    Two questions:

    1. if the Woods lens blocks virtually all visible light, how will one know the flashlight is still on?

    2. will this LED require a 18650 power source or will a CR123a provide sufficient power for at least an hour?
    If you shine it on something, you will see it is on. All the invisible lint on your pants will glow.
    No it does not need an 18650 and will run on a 123 with same runtime as any other current HDS light.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WarriorOfLight View Post
    @Hogo

    I am pretty sure you mean November 23rd, that would be also a Friday (and Friday is flashlight day!). October the 23rd is at my location today!
    Tucson time. Everything is Tucson time. LOL! And so that would be today... Tucson Time.
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    Great, Hogo, thanks for all the information.

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    Just compared it to the Convoy, and it is as least as bright when fluorescing things but without all the side spill purple. I even found some very tiny dead scorpions in the house.
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    What is the max power output ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by archimedes View Post
    What is the max power output ?
    You can see from the sphere data above that it is 4.3 W OTF without the Woods lens and 3.3 with.
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    Default Re: HDS UV light... On SALE October 23rd.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hogokansatsukan View Post
    You can see from the sphere data above that it is 4.3 W OTF without the Woods lens and 3.3 with.
    Hadn't noticed that (those numbers are pretty tiny on my phone browser, lol) ... thanks.

    Yeah, that's some decent power for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hogokansatsukan View Post
    You can see from the sphere data above that it is 4.3 W OTF without the Woods lens and 3.3 with.

    What were the pros and cons considered for adding the Woods lens? Reason I ask is that there may be more advantages than the obvious - filtering out the purple light.

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    Default Re: HDS UV light... On SALE October 23rd.

    Better contrast, I would think.
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    Much better contrast. I want to see what fluoresces and not just turn things purple. I like it a lot better, and Henry agrees
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    Default Re: HDS UV light... On SALE October 23rd.

    Can you share the source of the lenses ? PM is fine, if you prefer, and I understand if you'd rather not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by archimedes View Post
    Can you share the source of the lenses ? PM is fine, if you prefer, and I understand if you'd rather not.
    Henry sources everything on theses so I actually donít know but will check with him on Monday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hogokansatsukan View Post
    Henry sources everything on theses so I actually donít know but will check with him on Monday.
    Ok, thanks.
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    Pretty cool, unfortunately no real use for me(have nichia UV and never gets used............i know not the same though), almost makes me want to live with scorpions to see though..................almost

    That woods glass transforms for the better by a long way, genius! What ever pills your slipping in Henry's coffee..............keep doing it

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    I must be blind, but I canít see them on the website. Am I missing something?

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    Custom build page. Itís just an led option

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