Our Arc Lamps, Deuterium Lamps, and Large Area Illuminators produce high intensity, harmful, ultraviolet (UV) radiation. QTH Lamps and Spectral Calibration Lamps also produce UV light, although to a lesser degree. Even momentary exposure to UV radiation can cause reddening and burning of the skin and eyes. Prolonged or continuous exposure to UV radiation can cause permanent damage. All personnel operating these light sources and anyone in the path of light emission should wear protective eyewear and clothing.
The 49125 UV Safety Spectacles and 49126 UV Safety Goggles are made from a hard, durable non-UV transmissive plastic with close fitting side shields to shield eyes from UV radiation, without compromising comfort.
1000 W and 1600 W light sources emit extremely high levels of UV radiation. Goggles alone do not provide sufficient UV protection. It is strongly recommended that all personnel operating these high intensity UV sources wear a UV protective faceshield, in addition to gloves and clothing, so that there are no exposed areas of the body. Take particular care of the neck and wrists, as these are parts that are often inadvertently exposed. The 49125 UV Protective Faceshield absorbs UV radiation from 200 to 405 nm. The shield is 8 x 14 inches (203 x 356 mm), and 0.080 inches (2mm) thick.
Hands working with fixtures in the beam are particularly prone to UV exposure. Even minimal exposure may cause burning of the skin. These protective gloves protect the hands yet maintain the flexibility necessary for manipulation of small components. The gloves are made from black neoprene with a soft cotton flock lining, which absorbs perspiration for easy on and off. Two sizes are available: U.S. 8 and 10 (medium and large).