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What is black lighting in photography?
Last Updated: 26th January, 2020
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Considering this, what are black lights used for?
Black lights are required to observe fluorescence, since other types of ultraviolet lamps emit visible light which drowns out the dim fluorescent glow. Black light is commonly used to authenticate oil paintings, antiques and banknotes.
Secondly, do LED black lights work? Black light technology is a cinch for LED. LED's can be designed to produce light of any wavelength. However studies have shown that standard LEDs do create a small amount of UV. That said, the amount of UV they actually emit is even less.
Also Know, are black lights safe?
Black Light Safety Most black lights are relatively safe because the UV light they emit is in the longwave UVA range. This is the region closest to that of visible light. UVA has been linked to human skin cancer, so extended exposure to black light radiation should be avoided.
Are LED black lights safe?
Glare discomfort may also occur at exposures within the safety limits. The UV-A LED flashlights and “black lights” evaluated to date by APHC (Prov)'s Nonionizing Radiation Program (NRP) pose some risk, but would not cause injury during normal use.