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If you are looking where to buy a black light. We have the latest and best handheld black lights on the market today, we attempt to find and improve our products to meet client standards. Our ultraviolet lights in most cases will do what the Wood's Lamp is recommended for. We do business with Homeland Security, Social Security Administration and various Law Enforcement Agencies and others.


Well! If you are considering purchasing now, we would highly recommend adding The Black Light Book. We are the publisher of THE BLACK LIGHT BOOK and it is the only book in existence that provides you with the latest information on what Ultraviolet can do for you. Exceptionally written and detailed by Mark Chervenka, long time Antiques enthusiast, author of Antique & Collectors Reproduction News and Spokesperson who has written several titles on identifying fakes and forgeries. It is the completely revised 5th edition of this book.

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Both professionals and amateurs alike can use ultraviolet lamps to test depression glass, gemstones, pottery repairs, carbon stains on metal; ages of quilts, ivory and more. Black lights can also identify and detect semen and other bodily fluids that naturally fluoresce.  What's more, you can easily spot all these fluoresceble objects -- many of which cannot be detected by the human eye without the use of these black light leds as they will glow in the dark. What does all this mean? It means you'll... Never Be Taken Again! You'll have confidence, knowing with certain that everything you buy (or have) from now on is genuine!!! Can be used to identify counterfeit money. Mark your electronics, computers, jewelry, antique collection with our invisible black light ink pen for security and if stolen for later identification! 

For Forensic inspection, the TVD1000, B260, OFK300, XL1500, TRI365MHA, MFK3500 and the MBL1 will enhance the detection, inspection and photography of bodily fluids, biological stains, latent fingerprints, pattern wounds, hair, fibers forensic ultraviolet lights, forensic uv lights, forensic ultraviolet lights in clinical practice evidence for the evidence of DNA.

Doctors and Vets can use Tinea capitis, Pityriasis versicolor, Erythrasma, Acne vulgaris, Pigmentary disorders, Hypopigmentary and depigmentary dermatoses, Hyperpigmentary dermatoses, Porphyria, Photodynamic diagnosis, wood's lamp, vetenary care, dermitology, skin care, skin conditions, ringworm, scabies,

Perfect for night GOLF DISC playing and finding your discs or geocache! FISHERMEN find your fluorescent fishing line and lures while night fishing with our ultraviolet head lamp. Charge your lures with this headlamp.

SOLDIERS, CAMPERS and HOMEOWNERS can light up the desert night hunting and searching their equipment, tent and shoes for SCORPIONS with our MBL-12 or our MBL1. The BARK SCORPION, HAIRY DESERT SCORPION and STRIPED TAILED SCORPION fluoresce under uv black light. They are easy to find and get rid of with the aid of a our lights.

Inspectional use for Veteran's affairs, bed bugs, rat feces, rodent inspection, hotel inspection, vessel inspection, ship inspection, Naval, marine, bunks, guarter inspection, crew inspection, jail cell shake down....

Our UV concrete field inspection kit is a must for locating damage to bridges, dams and concrete infrastructure.  Our B-260 black light lamp is used to inspect trailers and warehouses for Agriculture, Rodent and Pest Control. Excellent for examining hydrocarbon stains on metals, beaches, etc.

Identify OLD MILITARY PATCHES, vintage quilts, garments and fabrics made with non synthetic fibers by identifying these with our UV lights. If it glows it is a synthetic fiber.

ARIZONA and SOUTHWESTERN residents can keep their homes clean of scorpions and their families safe by buying one for each family member. Please look at the testimonials (at the top right of this page) from other residents who have used our handheld ultraviolet lamps.

Find those nasty cat pee stains, pet urine stains, rat feces, bed bugs and even your pet's flea eggs. The blood trails of bed bugs will reveal where they have been or where they are hiding. These black lights will fluoresce all those nasty, hidden organic stains for easy removal of pet odors!

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* CLICK HERE to see scorpion detected at night with our MBL-1.

* Law and Homeland Security Officials use our lights to check Driver Licenses for illegal and fakes ID'S!

* CLICK HERE to see driver license under UV light.

* CLICK HERE to see actual pet stain captured with our MBL-1.

* Check your cat for Ringworm-A with an ultraviolet light before that expensive visit to your Vet. They will fluoresce -- and locate the ringworm fungus and start your own inexpensive treatment.

* Great for inspecting for repaints on your Hot Wheels - Militaria and other vintage collectibles. Sea glass collectors love the MBL-28 for searching the beaches for vaseline sea glass! Great for Art Collectors . Help identify old oil paintings from new. Identify fakes and repairs!

* Check if your Ruby is genuine. Determine the quality of your gemstones. Detect the fluorescence in your diamonds rubies and other stones. Go gem hunting with our UV-N5F longwave and shortwave black light.

* Medical facilities use them to help identify psoriasis and ticks on patients. School nurses and parents locate head lice on their children. Perfect for charging your glow-in-the-dark items. Lures, frisbees, any phosphor coated items can be recharged

Stop gate and door crashers where UV ink stamps are used for Readmissions. Casinos, Concerts and Social Security Offices for identifiying fake Id's!.

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WARNING: Ultraviolet Radiation may be harmful to the eyes, avoid direct and strongly reflected exposure. 365nm through 390nm UV LEDs can be considered Class 1M LED Product and considered safe to use without protection. Protective goggles are inexpensive and readily available. Recommended for all shortwave lights.

Thank you for visiting The Blacklight Shop site to fill your ultraviolet ink, powders or blacklight needs. Whether you are a gem, mineral or scorpion hunter or a commercial business we have and can help you with what you need. Scroll down to view 10 of our current ultraviolet products!
Black Light Book and Tutorial
12 uv led black light
one uv led black light

Blacklight Book
Includes index of gems and minerals and 164 images. Published by The Blacklight Shop
Written by Mark Chervenka

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Handheld 12 UV LED 385nm lamp

Includes Holster
By The Blacklight Shop


Special Price $14.95

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Invisible ink for use with with stamp pads and refillable pens for readmission to concerts,security check points, personal items and electronics.

Special Price $35.95

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12 uv led blacklight with flashlight tripod stand Ultraviolet Protective Goggles


Ultraviolet Eye Protective Goggles in COPPER

By The Blacklight Shop


Special Price $13.95
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Handheld lamp with 12 uv led bulbs at 385 nanometer with tripod

By The Blacklight Shop


Special Price $22.95
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Invisible Ink Stamp Pad


Special Price $3.95

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365 nanometer dual bulb ultraviolet lamp rechargeable


Night fishing or charge lures and fishing lines or any use of a one led blacklight with stand. Call Erin to order this item at 8777457615

By The Blacklight Shop

Special Price $16.95

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Model B260

2 x 365nm 6 Watt BLB Tubes, Rechargeable Lantern, 6 Volt with AC Recharger (120V/60Hz)

Special Price $159.95

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One dozen conterfeit money detector pens

BY Drimark


Special Price $22.95

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UV Invisible Marking Ink Pen

By The blacklight Shop


Special Price $3.95

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"Ultraviolet" means "beyond violet" (from Latin ultra,

"beyond"), violet being the color of the highest frequencies of visible light.

Ultraviolet light has a higher frequency than violet light.

"Ultraviolet (UV) light is electromagnetic radiation with a wavelength shorter than

that of visible light, but longer than X-rays, in the range 10 nm to 400 nm,

and energies from 3eV to 124 eV. It is so named because the spectrum consists of

electromagnetic waves with frequencies higher than those that humans identify as the

color violet."

UVA, UVB and UVC are subtypes of UV light.

Ultraviolet A, long wave (black light) wavelength: 400 nm–315 nm energy of photons:

3.10–3.94 eV

Ultraviolet B or medium wave wavelength: 315 nm–280 nm energy of photons: 3.94–4.43 eV

Ultraviolet C, short wave (germicidal) wavelength: 280 nm–100 nm energy of photons:

4.43–12.4 eV




The electromagnetic spectrum of ultraviolet radiation (UVR), defined most broadly as

10–400 nano-meter, can be subdivided into a number of ranges recommended by the ISO

standard ISO-21348:[11]

Name Abbreviation Wavelength (nm) Photon energy (eV, aJ) Notes / alternative names

Ultraviolet A UVA 315–400 3.10–3.94, 0.497–0.631 Long wave, black light, not

absorbed by the ozone layer

Ultraviolet B UVB 280–315 3.94–4.43, 0.631–0.710 Medium wave, mostly absorbed by the

ozone layer

Ultraviolet C UVC 100–280 4.43–12.4, 0.710–1.987 Short wave, germicidal, completely

absorbed by the ozone layer and atmosphere

Near ultraviolet NUV 300–400 3.10–4.13, 0.497–0.662 Visible to birds, insects and


Middle ultraviolet MUV 200–300 4.13–6.20, 0.662–0.993

Far ultraviolet FUV 122–200 6.20–12.4, 0.993–1.987

Hydrogen Lyman-alpha H Lyman-a 121–122 10.16–10.25, 1.628–1.642 Spectral line at 121.6

nm, 10.20 eV. Ionizing radiation at shorter wavelengths

Vacuum ultraviolet VUV 10–200 6.20–12.4, 0.993–1.987 Strongly absorbed by

atmospheric oxygen, though 150–200 nm wavelengths can propagate through nitrogen

Extreme ultraviolet EUV 10–121 12.4–124, 1.99–19.87 Entirely ionizing radiation by

some definitions; completely absorbed by the atmosphere

What is Blacklight?

A black light, also referred to as a UV-A light, Wood's light, or simply ultraviolet

light, is a lamp that emits long wave (UV-A) ultraviolet light and not much visible


The lamp has a violet filter material, either on the bulb or in a separate glass filter

in the lamp housing, which blocks most visible light and allows through UV,[3] so the

lamp has a dim violet glow when operating.[5][6]

Black light bulbs which have this filter have a lighting industry designation that

includes the letters "BLB".[3][5]

A second type of bulb, which is also called a black light, produces ultraviolet but does

not have the filter material, so it produces more visible light and has a blue color when


These are made for use in "bug zapper" insect traps and are identified by the

industry designation "BL".[5][6]

Black light sources may be specially designed fluorescent lamps, mercury vapor lamps,

light-emitting diodes, lasers, or incandescent lamps.[5][6]

In medicine, forensics, and some other scientific fields, such a light source is referred

to as a Wood's lamp (named after Robert Williams Wood).

Although many other types of lamp emit ultraviolet light with visible light, black lights

are essential when UV-A light without visible light is needed,

particularly in observing fluorescence,[4][5] the colored glow that many substances emit

when exposed to UV. Black lights are employed for decorative and artistic lighting


diagnostic and therapeutic uses in medicine,[3] the detection of substances tagged with

fluorescent dyes, rock-hunting, the detection of counterfeit money, the curing of plastic


and attracting insects.[4] Strong sources of long-wave ultraviolet light are used in

tanning beds.[4]

Although the low power UV-A emitted by black lights is not a hazard to skin or eyes and

can be viewed without protection, powerful ultraviolet sources present dangers and

require personal protective equipment such as goggles and gloves.

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