Fluorescent Mineral Specimens Under Shortwave and Longwave Ultraviolet Light

Polman Minerals
Fine Fluorescent Mineral Specimens
and Ultraviolet Lamps

Way Too Cool Ultraviolet Lamps     Way Too Cool

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: Polman Minerals is the largest dealer of Way Too Cool lamps in the world. As a result, we will beat any advertised price on these lamps. With Polman Minerals you will not only get the best price, but you will get expert advice and guidance from a professional geologist who has been in the fluorescent mineral business since the early 1980s. Just email a current link from any website or EBAYer’s “buy it now” price to gpolman@polmanminerals.com, and Polman Minerals will beat that price!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Polman Minerals is proud to carry this new line of ultraviolet lamps made by Way Too Cool. Way Too Cool is a Phoenix based company started by Mr. Bill Gardner in 1998. Bill's intensive research into ultraviolet lamps, filters and electrical components has produced one of the finest lines of ultraviolet lamps for the mineral hobby. During Bill's research and development phase, Polman Minerals offered several suggestions to improve the design with emphasis on the mineral collectors needs. The most important suggestion was to design multiple wavelength lamps, independently switched, providing any combination of wavelengths needed. These multi-wavelength lamps are available in small 9-watt models for home and field use, or up to larger 60-watt models for display use.

Way Too Cool lamps may be customized for your individual needs. Please inquire if you have any special requirements, or need to order additional parts. If you have any questions regarding Way Too Cool ultraviolet lamps, or if you need some advice on what lamp best suits your needs, please feel free to call George Polman at 480-283-1958 or email. Complete color brochures, including pictures, descriptions and prices are available by snail mail for all the ultraviolet lamp manufacturers we carry. If you would like a set of these brochures, please email your request. Click how to order for information on how to order your Way Too Cool ultraviolet lamp!

 

 

9-Watt Shortwave, Midrange & Longwave

 

These models can be configured with either shortwave only, midrange only, longwave only or any combination. These models use Philips bulbs. Philips uses a patented technology to provide more UV output throughout the life of the bulb. On multiple wavelength models, each bulb is individually switched, for any combination of use. These models come standard with 110-volt AC power, but can be ordered to run on a 12-volt DC power supply. These models feature a black plastic case, large easy to hold plastic handle, four rubber feet, filter guard and toggle switches.

The 9-watt bulbs in these lamps are rated for approximately 3,300 on/off cycles, based on a 9-watt ballast. These lamps are being driven with a 13-watt ballast, which slightly overdrives the bulbs and provides significantly more UV output. As a result of this, the life of the bulbs will be reduced by approximately 10%.

Note: The ballast in these lamps are designed for 60 hertz (60 cycles per second). If you plan on using these lamps with an AC 110/220 volt step down transformer, you must use one that provides 60 hertz. If you require these lamps to be used where there is only 220-volt power, then it is best to order the 12-volt model and a converter. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding this requirement.

The single wavelength model is 7.5 x 4.5 x 2.5-inches. The filter glass is 1.25 x 5-inches. The dual model is
8 x 6 x 3-inches. The filter glass for each wavelength 1.25 x 5-inches. The triple model is 8 x 6 x 3-inches. The shortwave filter glass is 2.75 x 5-inches. The longwave filter glass is 1.25 x 5-inches. The handle for each lamp adds an additional 2.5 inches in height.

 

 

 

 

 

 Front View, 9-Watt Single Wavelength Ultraviolet Lamp

Back View 9-Watt Single Wavelength Ultraviolet Lamp

Single Wavelength 9-Watt Lamp
(12-Volt DC Model Shown)

 

Front View 9-Watt Dual Wavelength Ultraviolet Lamp

Back View 9-Watt Dual Wavelength Ultraviolet Lamp

Dual Wavelength 9-Watt Lamp
(110-Volt AC Model Shown)

 

Front View 9-Watt Triple Wavelength Ultraviolet Lamp

Back View 9-Watt Triple Wavelength Ultraviolet Lamp

Triple Wavelength 9-Watt Lamp With Fan
(110-Volt AC Model Shown)

 

Side View 9-Watt Dual Wavelength Ultraviolet Lamp

Side View Showing Handle

Model

Wattage

Wavelength

Voltage

Price

 

 

 

 

 

WTC 9S-110

9

254 nm

110 VAC

$250.00

WTC 9M-110

9

312 nm

110 VAC

$275.00

WTC 9L-110

9

368 nm

110 VAC

$220.00

WTC 9SL-110

9/9

254/368 nm

110 VAC

$290.00

WTC 9ML-110

9/9

312/368 nm

110 VAC

$300.00

WTC 9SM-110

9/9

254/312 nm

110 VAC

$400.00

WTC 9SLM-110

9/9/9

254/368/312 nm

110 VAC

$430.00

 

 

 

 

 

WTC 9S-12

9

254 nm

12 VDC

$275.00

WTC 9M-12

9

312 nm

12 VDC

$295.00

WTC 9L-12

9

368 nm

12 VDC

$245.00

WTC 9SL-12

9/9

254/368 nm

12 VDC

$325.00

WTC 9ML-12

9/9

312/368 nm

12 VDC

$355.00

WTC 9SM-12

9/9

254/312 nm

12 VDC

$450.00

WTC 9SLM-12

9/9/9

254/368/312 nm

12 VDC

$480.00

9-Watt Replacement Bulbs:

 

9-watt Bulb

 

Shortwave (AC) = $35.00  Longwave (AC) = $25.00   Midrange (AC) = $45.00

Shortwave (DC) = $40.00  Longwave (DC) = $30.00   Midrange (DC) = $50.00

 

 

NEW001

18-Watt Shortwave, Midrange & Longwave

 

Front View, 18-watt Triple Wavelength Ultraviolet  Lamp

Back View,  18-watt Triple Wavelength Ultraviolet Lamp

Triple Wavelength (above) 18-Watt Lamp With Fan.
Single Wavelength Model Shown Below.

Side View,  18-watt Shortwave Ultraviolet  Lamp

 

These models can be configured with either shortwave only, midrange only, longwave only or any combination of wavelengths. These models use Philips bulbs. Philips uses a patented technology to provide more UV output throughout the life of the bulb. On the triple wavelength model, each bulb is individually switched, for any combination of use. These models come standard with 110-volt AC power, but can be ordered to run on a 12-volt DC power supply. The triple wavelength model feature a black plastic case, large easy to hold plastic handle, four rubber feet, filter guard and toggle switches. The single wavelength units feature a black metal housing, large easy to hold plastic handle, four rubber feet, filter guard and toggle switches.

The single wavelength model is 15.25 x 3 x 3.25-inches and weighs 4 pounds. The filter glass is 1.75 x 7.75-inches. The triple wavelength model is 10.25 x 7.25 x 3.75-inches and weighs 5.5 pounds. The shortwave filter glass is 8 x 4-inches. The longwave filter glass is 8 x 2-inches. The handle for each lamp adds an additional 2.5 inches in height.

Model

Wattage

Wavelength

Voltage

Price

 

 

 

 

 

WTC 18S-110

18

254 nm

110 VAC

$420.00

WTC 18M-110

18

315 nm

110 VAC

$455.00

WTC 18L-110

18

368 nm

110 VAC

$340.00

WTC 18SL-110

18/18

254/368 nm

110 VAC

$510.00

WTC 18SLM-110

18/18/18

254/368/315 nm

110 VAC

$800.00

WTC 18SSS-110

18/18/18

254/254/254 nm

110 VAC

$975.00

 

 

 

 

 

WTC 18S-12

18

254 nm

12 VDC

$465.00

WTC 18M-12

18

315 nm

12 VDC

$500.00

WTC 18SL-12

18/18

254/368 nm

12 VDC

$575.00

WTC 18SLM-12

18/18/18

254/368/315 nm

12 VDC

$860.00

 

36-watt Shortwave & 36-watt Longwave

 

Front View 72-Watt Ultraviolet Lamp

Side View 72-Watt Ultraviolet Lamp

Back View 72-Watt Ultraviolet Lamp

 

This model can be configured with either shortwave and longwave, shortwave only (72-watts), longwave only (72-watts) or midrange only (72-watts). This model can also be configured with 60-watt bulbs. This model use Philips bulbs. Philips uses patented technology to provide more UV output throughout the life of the bulb. On dual wavelength models, each bulb is individually switched. These models come standard with 110 volt AC power (custom order for 230-volt). This model is 18 x 4 x 4-inches, with the handle adding an additional 2.5 inches in height. The filter glass for a 72-watt unit is 4 x 16-inches. Each filter glass for a dual wavelength model is 2x16 inches. The models using 60-watt bulbs have a stronger fan unit which adds an additional 1.25 inches to the lamps length.

This model features:

1) Lightweight metal housing.
2) Hoya shortwave filter glass, Kokomo longwave filter glass.
3) Lightweight, rapid start electronic ballast.
4) Highly polished aluminum reflectors.
5) Built-in fan for heat reduction (individually switched).

 

 

 

Model

Wattage

Wavelength

Voltage

Price

 

 

 

 

 

WTC 36SL-110

36/36

254/352 nm

110 VAC

$800.00

WTC 6036SL-110

60/36

254/352 nm

110 VAC

$970.00

WTC 60SL-110

60/60

254/352 nm

110 VAC

$1,045.00

WTC 120S-110

60/60

254 nm

110 VAC

$1,195.00

WTC 120M-110

60/60

315 nm

110 VAC

$1,195.00

WTC 120L-110

60/60

352 nm

110 VAC

$750.00

WTC 72S-110

72

254 nm

110 VAC

$990.00

WTC 72L-110

72

352 nm

110 VAC

$500.00

WTC 72M-110

72

315 nm

110 VAC

$1,015.00

 

Shortwave Display Lamp (36, 60, 95 & 190-watt)

 

This model looks similar to the 72-watt model pictured above. This model uses a 36, 60, 95 or (2) 95-watt Philips bulbs. Philips uses patented technology to provide more UV output throughout the life of the bulb. This model features a universal input ballast that runs on 110 or 230 volt (230 volt model does require a different fan unit). The 36 and 60-watt model is 4-inches tall x 4-inches wide x 18-inches long. The 95-watt model is 4-inches tall x 4 inches wide by 24-inches long. The 190-watt model is 5-inches tall x 5-inches wide x 24-inches long. The handle for all models adds an additional 2.5 inches in height. The filter glass for the 36 and 60-watt models is 2 x 16-inches. The filter glass for the 95-watt model is 3 1/8 x 19 5/8-inches. The filter glass for the 190-watt model is 4 x 19 5/8-inches.

This model features:

1) Lightweight metal housing.
2) Hoya filter glass.
3) Lightweight, rapid start universal input electronic ballast.
4) Highly polished aluminum reflector.
5) Built-in fan for heat reduction (standard for 110 volt, custom order for 230 volt).

 

Model

Wattage

Wavelength

Voltage

Price

 

 

 

 

 

WTC 36S-110

36

254nm

110 VAC

$630.00

WTC 36M-110

36

315nm

110 VAC

$665.00

WTC 36L-110

36

352nm

110 VAC

$400.00

WTC 60S-110

60

254nm

110 VAC

$800.00

WTC 60M-110

60

315nm

110 VAC

$800.00

WTC 95S-110

95

254nm

110 VAC

$910.00

WTC 95SL-110

95/95

254/368 nm

110 VAC

$1,210.00

WTC 95SLM-110

95/95/95

254/368/318nm

110 VAC

$1,650.00

WTC 95SLM-110 (same as above with white light LED strip and remote control)

$2,420.00

WTC 95SLM-110 (same as above with no remote control)

$2,270.00

WTC 190S-110

95/95

254 nm

110 VAC

$1,430.00

 

Triple Wavelength Display Lamp
36 to 60-Watt Shortwave, Longwave & Midrange

 

Front View 36-Watt Ultraviolet Lamp

Side View 36-Watt Ultraviolet Lamp

Back View 36-Watt Ultraviolet Lamp

 

This model is configured with either three 36 or 60-watt bulbs (combinations available also). The longwave and shortwave bulbs are manufactured by Philips. Philips uses patented technology to provide more UV output throughout the life of the bulb. The midrange bulb is custom made. Each bulb is individually switched, providing any combination of wavelength needed. This model comes standard with 110 volt power (custom order for 230 volt). This model is 19 x 8.5 x 4.5-inches, with the handle adding an additional 2.5 inches in height. The lamp weighs 9 pounds. The shortwave filter glass is 15.75 x 3.75-inches. The longwave filter glass is 15.75 x 1.75-inches.

This model features:

1) Lightweight metal housing.
2) Hoya shortwave filter glass, Kokomo longwave filter glass.
3) Lightweight, rapid start electronic ballast.
4) Highly polished aluminum reflectors.
5) Built-in fan for heat reduction (individually switched).

 

 

 

Model

Wattage

Wavelength

Voltage

Price

 

 

 

 

 

WTC 36SLM-110

36/36/36

254/352/315 nm

110 VAC

$1,090.00

WTC 603636
SLM-110

60/36/36

254/352/315 nm

110 VAC

$1,140.00

WTC 60SLM-110

60/60/60

254/352/315 nm

110 VAC

$1,290.00

 

Optional Accessories

 External Switch Box  


     Display Lamp External Switch Box
    Price $90.00

 

This manufacturing option places all the display lamp switches in an external box. The box is then mounted along the power cord. This option is ideal for display cases where the lamp is mounted inside the case, with no easy access to the on/off switches. The switch box distance from the lamp can be produced to meet your specific design requirements. However, the standard length is 5 feet, with a 6 foot power cord. Additional cord is $3.00/foot.

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