Inspection Light

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chrisz
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Inspection Light

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I have been looking into lighting for the sole purpose of inspecting linen coming out of a flat ironer. Initially, I was solely looking at just getting a LED light bar to mount onto the iron and shine on the linen. My question is, if I am looking for stains would a UV light work to find grease/oil stains after a linen has been washed. Could a UV light be made to work in a warehouse type setting that is well illuminated. Thank you for your help.

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Hi chrisz, finding stains, especially organic type stains, with a UV light (365nm works well) is very possible but it helps tremendously if ambient light is low or best even absent. I doubt that you find a UV light source that is strong enough to be of use in a well-illuminated area, and if it is it will be so strong that is becomes a fatal hazard to the eyes of everyone who walks in without proper eye protection.

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chrisz
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Thanks for the quick and helpful response, kind of what I was expecting.

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You could put up clear yellow welding screens. In that sort of Hi UV area, inside the screens, I’d want yellow goggles. You couldn’t have too much UV protection IMO.

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i would shine a light under the linen, this way you would see stains a lot better than just shining light on it, assuming your linen is not too thick for light to go thru