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IronArc Lamps

IronArc Lamps

Specially Formulated To Produce 35% More UV Than Standard Metal Halides.

More UV output where it where it really counts: 365nm. That, in a nutshell, is the story behind IronArc lamps.

Take a look at the graph on this page. This graph shows the output of an IronArc lamp at various frequencies. Notice the peak—the longer black spikes—between about 350 and 400nm. This is true black light.

This peak is the reason our IronArc lamps produce so much brighter UV effects than standard metal halides. Although standard metal halide lamps do produce UV light, we’ve added a special compound to significantly boost the UV output (by around 35%), particularly in the 365nm range, resulting in brighter, more powerful UV effects.

IronArc lamps are rated for 1000 hours. (Our Long Throw fixtures will tell you when to change the lamp.) After 1000 hours, the UV output can begin to diminish by as much as 45%, so you’ll want to put in a fresh lamp as scheduled. (Note: Lamp life is strongly affected by the number of starts, operating time per start, operating wattage, and the ambient temperature of the lamp.)

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