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Improving Forensic Inspection With Ultraviolet and Blue Light Technology

on Mon, 07/27/2015 - 14:44


Law enforcement officials worldwide rely on ultraviolet and blue light lamps for a wide variety of criminal investigations. Being a lightweight, compact tool makes them ideal for any crime scene investigation. They’re also ideal for: 

Latent Fingerprint Examinations
UV and blue light lamps enable crime scene investigators and forensic labs to see fingerprints that were developed with fluorescent materials.

Analysis of Blood and Other Bodily Fluids
When exposed to UV or blue light sources, bodily fluids and fluorescent-treated blood samples glow brightly and become easy to view.

Arson Investigation
Fire inspectors can actually see residual accelerant that has not been consumed by a fire. Under UV light, splash marks from chemical fuels on walls, furniture and carpets become instantly visible.

Counterfeit Document Verification
Driver’s licenses, passports, credit cards and many other official documents that have invisible fluorescent markings are quickly verified with UV lamps.

Counterfeit Currency Detection
Ultraviolet and blue light alternative light source scanners make different U.S. currency denominations glow with a specific color and show whether bills are genuine or counterfeit.

Spectroline forensic inspection lamps are easy to use, budget friendly, and save significant time in finding potential crime-solving evidence. Look for our products on CSI: Cyber Wednesdays on CBS at 10/9c or head to our website for more information:


In the Sacramento area?
Aug 3-5


We’ll be displaying our forensic lamps at the

100th International Association For Identification’s Educational Conference


Stop by Booth #236 to find out more about our lamps!



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on Fri, 07/17/2015 - 10:09

















4 Common Reasons For HVAC Failure

on Tue, 07/07/2015 - 09:29



There are many factors that may lead to the failure of an HVAC unit. The most common reasons, seen in the infographic to the left, are having too much debris around the unit, improper installation, lack of maintenance, and improper sizing. Regular maintenance is an important factor which improves the functionality of a unit and extends the life of the system.

Failure to properly maintain a system may lead to more serious problems, such as leaks. A leak will cause a system to work harder to maintain a room’s temperature, putting additional stress on its components and increasing utility bills.

The process of finding leaks has improved significantly over the years, allowing technicians to adapt to modern equipment. The most popular method of leak detection involves the injecting fluorescent dyes into HVAC/R systems.

To read about the many benefits offered by this method and how to choose the right dye, download this FREE white paper:













Leaks in Oil-Based Fluid Systems Can’t Hide from this Powerful Industrial Leak Detection Kit

on Thu, 07/02/2015 - 14:17

The Spectroline®OLK-444 Industrial Leak Detection Kit is a powerful kit that pinpoints leaks in any size oil-based fluid system. It quickly and accurately locates leaks in hydraulic systems, compressors, engines, gearboxes and fuel systems, preventing expensive equipment breakdowns and potential environmental problems.


The kit features the OPTI-LUX™ 400 violet light LED leak detection flashlight. It has power comparable to high-intensity 150-watt lamps. The unit is compact, lightweight and rechargeable.

Forensic Inspection Kit Features Flashlight with Eight Interchangeable LED Heads That Provide Unsurpassed Light Uniformity

on Wed, 07/01/2015 - 16:24

The Spectroline®OFK-8000A OPTIMAX™ Multi-Lite™ LED Forensic Inspection Kit features a cordless, rechargeable flashlight with eight Quik-Connect™ interchangeable LED heads. They each have an internal dome lens that ensures optimum light uniformity. It provides the greatest versatility in crime-scene investigation and gathering of potential evidence, and it’s especially effective for forensic photography.


The eight LED lamp heads provide single-wave illumination in UV-A, violet, blue, green, cyan, amber, red and white light.

Universal Fluorescent Dye Locates Fuel, Lubrication and Hydraulic Leaks in Aviation Systems

on Wed, 07/01/2015 - 16:08

AD-8609 Aero-Brite™ Universal Fluorescent Leak Detection Dye

from Spectronics Corporation is a quick and easy way to pinpoint the exact source of all fuel, lubrication and hydraulic leaks in aviation systems.


Simply add a small amount of the super-concentrated dye to the aircraft system and let it circulate. The dye/fluid mixture will accumulate at even the smallest leak sites. Scan the area with a Spectroline® high-intensity UV leak detection lamp and a bright green glow will show the precise location of every leak.


Aero-Brite dye is specially formulated to work with any petroleum- and

Leak Detection Kit Perfect for Use in Small to Medium Size AC&R Systems

on Wed, 07/01/2015 - 15:50

Spectronics Corporation’s OLK-400EZ/E Complete EZ-Ject™ Leak Detection Kit contains everything needed to pinpoint refrigerant leaks in small to medium size AC&R systems, including high-pressure R-410A systems. The exact location of every leak will be revealed by its bright fluorescent glow.


Featured in the EZ-Ject™ kit is the OPTI-LUX™ 400, a powerful, rechargeable violet light LED leak detection flashlight. It emits less visible light compared to standard blue light inspection lamps, so all AC&R leaks are easier to spot. The flashlight has power comparable to high-intensity 150-watt lamps.

High-Performance UV EPROM/Wafer Erasing System Features Extra-Large Load Capacity

on Wed, 07/01/2015 - 15:13

The Spectroline®  PC-8820C-LT UV EPROM/Wafer Erasing System is a high-performance, extra-large capacity unit. It produces a nominal short-wave UV (254 nm) intensity of 70,000 µW/cm², which ensures fast, reliable and complete erasure of programmed memory from every EPROM, chip or wafer — in as little as 90 seconds. Its extra-large load capacity can accommodate 15 – 6 inch (150 mm) wafers.


The PC-8820C-LT utilizes eight ozone-free, low-pressure, mercury vapor quartz grid lamp assemblies. Mounted on specular aluminum reflectors, these ultra-high intensity UV grid lamps produce up to four times

Ultra-Slim UV Transilluminators Ideal for Working With Small Gels and Samples

on Wed, 07/01/2015 - 14:59

Spectronics Corporation’s Slimline™ Series UV transilluminators are equipped with a filter glass that measures just 4.3” x 5.5” (11 x 14 cm), making them ideal for working with mini gels and samples. The cost effective transilluminators feature a slim profile that utilizes just four 8-watt UV tubes, minimizing UV exposure to the lab technician.

An exclusive LONGLIFE™ UV filter glass inhibits solarization up to 50 times longer than traditional UV filters, extending filter life dramatically and providing longer usage.

New White Paper Reveals How To Choose The Right Fluorescent Dye For HVAC/R Systems

on Wed, 07/01/2015 - 09:51

Spectronics Corporation, the world’s leader in leak detection since 1955, has released a white paper which reveals the benefits to using fluorescent dyes in leak detection procedures. The document explains several dye quality specifications that educate readers on what to look for when choosing a dye. The study also compares light sources and injection methods, ensuring that technicians will find the best solution to suit their needs.

With the approval from major manufacturers, technicians no longer need to hesitant before adding fluorescent dyes to HVAC/R systems.