Black light?

Zeebra

Daddy still loves Padrón!
Anyone know where you can buy a little black-light flashlight type thing? Something to emit black light so you can see some of the security codes on seals.
 

marcsheldon

CP's official Architect
robert langdon probably has a few connections.

(about 4 people will think thats funny, i apologize in advance for the rest of you for wasting your time)
 

Zeebra

Daddy still loves Padrón!
robert langdon probably has a few connections.

(about 4 people will think thats funny, i apologize in advance for the rest of you for wasting your time)
Apology accepted. :p

Now somebody clue me in on the funny please.

Wilkey

Robert Langdon is the main character in Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code and the earlier Angels & Demons. He uses blacklight in certain situations. Bad joke.

Zee,

I bought my Inova X1 UV here.

Wilkey

Thanks for the link Wilkey!
 

centurycigar

Rare Stamp & Coin Dealer
Zee,
I sell handheld blacklights at my store in Mississauga.
Battery operated. Designed for stamp collectors.
PM me if you need one.

E
 

NullSmurf

Das Bruce
Um, I missed this one in my Secret Squirrel code kit. Wilkey, would you elaborate on these ultra violet box codes?
 

Ginseng

Banned
Zee,
Do not order the unit I indicated above. I received mine today and apparently it emits long wavelength UV. The Cuban seal does not fluoresce under long wavelength UV. I can, however, see it using a broad spectrum UV lamp (that emits long, and medium-short UV) and the seals are visible.

Centurycigar,
Have you confirmed that your little light will make visible the Cuban seal on boxes of Habanos? If so, looks like I'll need one.

Wilkey
 

centurycigar

Rare Stamp & Coin Dealer
Zee,
Do not order the unit I indicated above. I received mine today and apparently it emits long wavelength UV. The Cuban seal does not fluoresce under long wavelength UV. I can, however, see it using a broad spectrum UV lamp (that emits long, and medium-short UV) and the seals are visible.

Centurycigar,
Have you confirmed that your little light will make visible the Cuban seal on boxes of Habanos? If so, looks like I'll need one.

Wilkey
No I haven't tested it out on a Habanos box.
However, I have both the Longwave (Black Light) and Shortwave (Clear) is stock.
If you can find out if they show up under a shortwave light, then you can go for the shortwave.
Unfortanetly, I only know the use, when it comes to philately.
 

Zeebra

Daddy still loves Padrón!
Zee,
Do not order the unit I indicated above. I received mine today and apparently it emits long wavelength UV. The Cuban seal does not fluoresce under long wavelength UV. I can, however, see it using a broad spectrum UV lamp (that emits long, and medium-short UV) and the seals are visible.

Centurycigar,
Have you confirmed that your little light will make visible the Cuban seal on boxes of Habanos? If so, looks like I'll need one.

Wilkey

Good thing I'm not an impulsive buyer. :laugh:
 

centurycigar

Rare Stamp & Coin Dealer
Im gonna bring one of each home and test them on a couple of my cuban boxes, just for you guys ! :D
I only have older boxes, hopefully they have the new labels on them.
 

Zeebra

Daddy still loves Padrón!
Im gonna bring one of each home and test them on a couple of my cuban boxes, just for you guys ! :D
I only have older boxes, hopefully they have the new labels on them.

You're a good man century. Whichover one works, I'll take. :)
 

DePasta

Stop it! That tickles!
Yeah don't get the ones that are LED bulbs (probably like the one Wilkey has), they won't show the seals. The one for pet stains (battery operated) does work but doesn't put out a whole lot of light. I finally settled on the old 18 inch light from Home depot. Plus, my daughter uses it in her room when I am not using it. -D

-D
 

centurycigar

Rare Stamp & Coin Dealer
Yeah don't get the ones that are LED bulbs (probably like the one Wilkey has), they won't show the seals.
This is your problem Wilkey.

I just finished testing both the Longwave and Shortwave UV lights.
and the Longwave shows the hidden seal. The shortwave did nothing.
Shortwave is used for a particular type of tagging that mainly the US and GB use for their stamps.

If anybody needs one of the Longwave UV lights, I have them on special right now for $20.95 CDN, Regularly $22.95 CDN.
I will do FREE SHIPPING to my BOTL's. I test each one before shipping.

Please see link below for image and info:
http://www.centurystamps.com/supplies/supp...fm?SupplyID=759

Go through me directly if one is needed.

Thanks guys, hope this helps.

Emil
 
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