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Kid Neon

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Hi everyone,
I was just wondering if it's possible to use cold cathode fluroescent neon tubes (**broken link removed**) for the source of uv light to make pcb's using the riston uv/pcb developping system??? sorry if I didn't put in the right words.
Thanks very much
Reece
 

ericgibbs

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Hi everyone,
I was just wondering if it's possible to use cold cathode fluroescent neon tubes (**broken link removed**) for the source of uv light to make pcb's using the riston uv/pcb developping system??? sorry if I didn't put in the right words.
Thanks very much
Reece

hi,
They are not suitable for PCB exposure lamps, not enough UV.

Google for UV pcb lamps

Look thru this:
Ultraviolet and UV Lamps
 
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Hero999

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I would think it would work, but not as well as real black light fluroscent tubes.

I imagine it would be much better than UV LEDs though.

It's probably worth a try if you want to make a portable UV exposure box.
 

Sceadwian

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I wouldn't trust UV LED's they have bad focus for one and the power is abysmal compared to a fluorescent tube.
 
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