UV light professionals recommend customized UV flashlight for fly tying. A 365nm wavelength UV flashlight is, in most cases, the best option, optimally suited for UV resin curing. The 395-405nm UV LED lights that are now commonly used do not provide as much light in the wavelengths that best activate the resin. The Gulff 365nm wavelength LED produces a spectrum of light that best matches the absorption spectrum of the photoinitiator that is in most UV-curable resins. The Gulff flashlight’s UV light appears whiter than the light of 395nm lights. This is because the human eye cannot discern UV light when the wavelength is clearly below 400nm. In this case, the light only becomes visible when it strikes a surface that reflects UV light. Experts do not recommend using inexpensive lights with uncertain wattage for resin curing. Their wattages and advertised wavelengths can vary considerably. Note that, for example, the advertised wattage in inexpensive versions is often only the maximum possible wattage. There are a number of things that affect the ability to reach this maximum,from the LED to the structure of the flashlight (or other light source) used.
Gulff Hero 365nm / 5W UV Flashlight
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The GULFF Hero UV flashlight is a stylish, highly efficient and innovative solution for drying almost all UV adhesives in fly-tying. It is especially useful for a user that takes photos of the flies for social media. As a whole, Hero represents the very best in its field. Hero is equipped with a high quality 5W LED chip and has a wavelength of 365nm in line with other GULFF torches, which has been found to be optimal for UV adhesives. The torch has a special filter that pulls out all the fluorescent material from the target surface but does not illuminate the rest of the environment. This, for example, makes taking photos easier and takes on a completely new meaning – gorgeous fluorescent flies against a dark background. In addition, the blinding effect is minimal. Undoubtedly, Hero is a great product in terms of value for money when it comes to fulfilling even high ambitions for a UV torch.
Hero is equipped with USB charging directly to the housing. Package includes 5W/365nm torch with filter, 18650 rechargeable battery and USB cable. 1-year warranty. The warranty covers the torch housing and the LED, not the battery or the cable.
+ flat lens due to less loss of light
+ no zoom due to less loss of light
+ a high quality led chip
+ 365 wavelenght optimally suited for UV resin curing
+ customized light control mirror
+ rechargeable batteries for the nature
+ USB charging directly to the housing