Vertek's LVUV Series lights are the highest power UV lights on the market. They have the longest battery and lamp life and the kit contains everything you need to start working right away.
Because hydrocarbons fluoresce, or glow, under specific wave-lengths of ultraviolet light the Vertek Division of Applied Research Associates has been producing Fuel Fluorescence Detection modules for our Cone Penetrometer (CPT) Systems to characterize hydrocarbon plumes below ground for over a decade.
Recently we have developed a series of high power Low Voltage Ultra Violet (LVUV) spotlights, based on our subsurface fuel fluorescence detection system, that can be hand held or outfitted to any vehicle, land or sea, to scan above ground areas for surface contaminants.
With Vertek's UV Spotlights, scientists and cleanup crews will be able to spot washed up oil and tar that has been mixed with mud and sand. Much of the oil and tar that is contaminating our beaches is virtually undetectable by the naked eye, even during daylight hours. Deposited tar balls, normally brown or black, and likely partially covered by sand, will glow bright orange and yellow under LVUV series spotlights. Our spotlights are housed in heavy duty water resistant anodized or powder coated aluminum that will resist oxidation and corrosion in high salinity environments. Our LVUV spotlights have the 365nm wave length and the output levels needed to quickly screen for and detect a wide range of contaminants.