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7 hours ago, Little_Flatty said:

UV Torches? There haven't been any in the ones I have used! I won't ask the brand lest all the fishos out there put even more pressure on stocks!

One of the good things to come out of Covid?? I’m a glass half full kinda guy!!


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Wonder if these little torches would do the job.

It's a Bondic glue UV light.

I haven't got any squid jigs but have a torch.



As for the glue it's NOT what the ADD says  but is handy for non critical repairs like mending cracked bibs on lures etc.



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25 minutes ago, frankS said:

Wonder if these little torches would do the job.

It's a Bondic glue UV light.

I found this write up a while ago when I was looking into UV torches.... same purpose Frank ... curing polymer glue which I also found a bit hit an miss - works well on somethings and pretty ho hum on others. 

Based on the write up below, the RAT torch seems to be operating at 270-360nm and the glue torch 300-365nm ... I think there is sufficient overlap for it to work recharging lumo .... guess its worth a try. 


This is how UV (Blacklight) wavelengths usually work:
230~400 nm: Optical sensors, various instrumentation
240~280 nm: Disinfection, decontamination of surfaces and water (DNA absorption has a peak at 260 nm)
200~400 nm: Forensic analysis, drug detection
270~360 nm: Protein analysis, DNA sequencing, drug discovery
280~400 nm: Medical imaging of cells
300~320 nm: Light therapy in medicine
300~365 nm: Curing of polymers and printer inks
300~400 nm: Solid-state lighting
350~370 nm: Bug zappers (flies are most attracted to light at 365 nm).

Uses for the 365nM wavelength torch:
urine detection
faint traces of fungus
mould detection
leak detection in refrigerants
gemstone excitation
portable EPROM eraser
detecting head lice eggs
forensics, criminology
water pollution detection
security inks
chemical probe testing, chemistry
money checking, credit card checking
food checking
medical applications
Antique glass (uranium glass, vasceline glass)
Forged document detection
A/C coolant leak detection (using dye)
Carpet inspection
Bathroom inspection
Arson Investigation
Hotel room inspection
Mineral Hunting (diamonds, etc.)
Salmonella and Shigella bacteria detection
Contaminate inspection (clean environment)
Drivers licence UV markings
Dye penetrant inspection (NDI/NDT)
Magnetic surface analysis


Danger !

Eye damage guaranteed from careless use.These LEDs are manufactured to be almost invisible to the naked eye.
It is made for a specific purpose and should not be used by children or people unauthorised by you the tradesman.
Invisible UV is particularly dangerous to the human eye because it cannot detect that damage is being done.


Cheers Zoran

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