UV Applications

UV Exposure Warning Important Safety Information

Ultraviolet transilluminators and ultraviolet lamps are powerful sources of UV radiation that will cause damage to unprotected eyes and skin. Before operating any unit, be sure all personnel in the area are properly protected. Personnel should protect skin and eyes by wearing ultraviolet protection eyewear, gloves and clothing when operating the UV equipment.

When using a transilluminator, it is recommended that the transilluminator be installed and operated in a darkroom where access and exposure to UV is limited while the unit is in operation. If a darkroom is unavailable, Analytik Jena US offers darkrooms or covers which provide protection from accidental exposure. For information, contact Analytik Jena US.

Each transilluminator is shipped with an ultraviolet blocking cover. Even though this cover blocks the UV radiation emitted by the unit, UV Blocking Eyewear should be worn as well. Analytik Jena US has a complete line of UV Blocking Eyewear: Spectacles, Goggles and Faceshield designed for this purpose.

Ultraviolet Application Bulletins

Analytik Jena US's products can be used in many different applications. The Application Bulletins below describe specific uses for some of Analytik Jena US's products (list in alphabetical order by industry). The Application Bulletins are provided in a PDF format. For applications not shown here, contact Analytik Jena US's offices.


Sterile Release Program AB-204

Sulfa On-Site Test  AB-202

Testing for Sulfa Residues  AB-207

GFP   helps monitor transgenic plants (as printedi in BioPhotonics News, Mar. 2000)

Art Inspection/Restoration/Theater

Be Smart When Dealing with Art: Ultraviolet Light Inspection

Art Inspection/Oil Painting Restoration

Tricks of the Repair and Restoration Trade, Now You See It, Now You Don't.
Use of Ultraviolet in Rug Repair. Article published in Rug News Magazine

Detecting Marred Porcelain with Blacklight  AB-212

Inspection of Works of Art  AB-213

Mural Illumination with Blacklight  AB-215

Theater Lighting  AB-216

Use of Ultraviolet Light in Glass Applications  AB-217


Use of Ultraviolet Light in Identification of Air/Tin Side of Glass  AB-101 

Use of UV in Windshield Repair with Blacklight  AB-124

Leak Detection in Automotive Applications  A-102

Criminology, Fraud

Use of Ultraviolet Light in Arson Detection AB-107

Fraud Detection Older US Currency  AB-127

Fraud Detection and Signature Verification  AB-128

Ultraviolet Light in Criminology Investigation  AB-130


Radiation Curing with Ultraviolet Light  AN-1172

UV Curing Adhesives  A-103


Detection of Oil and Grease Contamination and/or Leakage  AB-211

Gem/Mineral Fluorescence

Photographing Fluorescent Minerals with Mineralight and Blak-Ray Lamps  AB-120

Use of UV in Scheelite Prospecting  AB-132

Mineral Collecting  AB-218

Home Use

Use of UV in Showing Effectiveness of Water Softeners  AB-119

Inspection/Manufacturing/Quality Control

Use of Ultraviolet Light in Polyester Identification  AB-104 

Fluorescent Liquid Penetrant and Magnetic Particle Methods of Non-Destructive Testing  A-101

Semiconductor Wafer Inspection  A-113

Blak-Ray Fluorescent Inks for inspection applications.   AB-106

Positive Color Matching  A-110

Use of Ultraviolet Light for Laundry Identification and Sorting  AB-214

Laboratory Research/Biotechnology

Gel Electrophoresis Photography  AB-1000-02

Analysis of Midrange Ultraviolet Tubes Used in Transilluminators for Visualization of Stained DNA  AB-111

DNA/RNA Crosslinking to Nylon Membranes  AB-209

Hybridization Ovens for the Laboratory  AB-125

Staining Protocols  AB-221

TLC - Thin Layer Chromatography  AB-206

Ultraviolet Shadowing of Nucleic Acids on Acrilyamide and Agarose Gels  AB-116

Laboratory Applications for Ultraviolet Equipment  AB-131

Using the UV/Blue (Visi-Blue™) Converter Plate  AB-220

Protection of DNA During Preparative Agarose Gel Electrophoresis Against Damage Induced by Ultraviolet Light 
Published in BioTechniques 21:898-903 (November 1996)

GFP Helps Monitor Transgenic Plants (as printed in BioPhotonics News, Mar. 2000)


Use of Ultraviolet Light in Identifying Blood Donors   AB-118

Use of Ultraviolet in Identifying Eye Injuries  AB-117

Ringworm Detection on Cats and Dogs  AB-208

UV Lamps for use in Lice Control  AB-300

Light Sources Applications

Wavelengths of Spectral Lines in Mercury Pencil Lamps (as printed in Applied Optics Jan. 1996)

Irradiances of Spectral Lines in Mercury Pencil Lamps (as printed in Applied Optics Jan 1996)

Noise Factors in Pen-Ray Lamps  AB-302

Interaction of Pen-Ray Lamps and Power Supplies  AB-303

Pen-Ray Rare Gas Lamp Spectra

Ozone Cleaning

UV Ozone Cleaning of Precision Crystal Resonators  AB-1009

UV Ozone Cleaning of Quartz Crystals and Metal Surfaces  AB-129

Radiometry/UV Light Measurement

Guide to Optical Radiation Measurements  AN-1167

Solarization Bulletin  A-112

Measuring Black Light Intensity  T-001


Use of Fluorescing Inks and UV Light in Readmission/Beverage Control for Amusement
Parks and Night Clubs  AB-102

Blak-Ray Fluorescent Inks for readmission, printing applications.  AB-106

Longwave UV - 365 nm

Bacterial Identification * Specimen Staining * Gel Electrophoresis * Chlorination * Fluorochemistry * Pesticide Analysis * Fluorescence Photography * Titration Processes * TLC * Nucleic Acid Visualization * Genetic Experiments * Rodent Contamination and Lice Detection * Detection of Food Contamination * Milkstone Inspection * E-Coli Water Testing * Culture Fluorescence Medical: Medical Diagnosis * Dermatology * Cosmetology

Fluorescence Demonstration and Analysis

Non-Destructive Testing * UV Curing * Magnetic Particle Inspection * Inspection of Conformal Coatings

Detection of Altered Documents * Counterfeit Currency Detection * Signature Verification * Forensic Applications * Coding/Marking * Arson Investigation * Lab Testing

Clean Room Inspection * Epoxy Coat * Quality Control * Inspection

Examination of Fine Art * Archaeology * Entomology * Photoresist Exposure * Philately * Re-Admission Control * Mineralogy

Leak Detection * Windshield Repair

Midrange UV - 302 nm

Gel Electrophoresis * Gel Viewing * Optical Lab Measurements

UV Curing * Gradient Sampling * Solar Experimentation

Phototherapy * Dermatological

Mineralogy * Art and Museum Inspection

Shortwave UV - 254 nm

Document Examination * Field Clue * Arson Investigation * Toxicology

Fluorescence Demonstration and Analysis

Fluorochemistry * Mercury Detectors * Optical Alignment * Pesticide Analysis * Polymer Curing * DNA Analysis * Biochemical Testing * Electrophoresis * TLC * Mutation * Mycology * Nucleic Acid Visualization * Photochemistry * Photo Disassociation

E-Coli Testing * Alumina Testing * Archaeology * Fluorescence Photography * Mineralogy * Philately