Mains is good for display but not for use in the field - horses for courses I guess.BigWave said:Thanks GR - I've searched the net for UV lamps and have bought a few, then decided to build my own.
I'm building one powered by 240Vac, as I want to use it on a display case.
It therefore has to be a much higher wattage and not running on batteries.
It'll cost around $130 in parts and I'm having fun building it (when I find time).
Guessologist said:It would be interesting to see if performance was changed at all in a meaningful way later on with the use of a fan regardless of heat issues. Some/many bulbs create ozone which strongly absorbs UV-C so it's best to vent it out if it's in there. I guess a sniff test would tell you if a lot of ozone being made.