||365nm/385nm/400nm or more
|UVA Wavelength Availability
||Multiple Peak Wavelengths
|Optical Power (@365nm)
||Significant development is underway to increase power efficiency
||Maximum 1.3 watts
|Peak Irradiance (365nm)
||Maximum 8000 w/cm2
||Low energy consumption. Can be powered by universal power adaptor.
||High energy requirements. Internal power supply.
||Lamp contains mercury
||4 minute warm up
|Light Source Lifetime
||3,000 to 4,000 hours typical
||3-12mm (Significant loss of power with higher spot sizes)
||Variable with light guides, light lines and accessories
||Small but growing.
||Heat sensitive and exacting substrates can be used such as thin film, thin plastics, foam plastic, paper, leather, etc. Minimal defect(warp, melt) of the substrate.
||Same substrates can be used by selecting the appropriate filter.
||Limited due to fixed wavelengths, spot size and power.