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Today in highly overpriced UV items...

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#1 Andy Perrin


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Posted 24 March 2021 - 04:57

Sometimes I see things on Adorama and question my sanity. Or the sanity of whoever buys this stuff! Six 18W fluorescent black lights (366nm nominal wavelength) for the price of...well go look:

Do they pick these UV bulbs in the sacred garden of the goddess Boll Lux or something?

#2 dabateman

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Posted 24 March 2021 - 06:03

More importantly what is 366nm wave length color temperature? That must be what your paying for, corrected 366nm color temperature.

When I clicked I also saw the enticing 30% off discount saving $732 off list price. They know how to appeal to me. :p

Edited by dabateman, 24 March 2021 - 06:05.

#3 UlfW

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Posted 24 March 2021 - 06:25

The high price is all over the world:
Likely targeted at purchasers with a big budget and without any technical understanding or for someone needing a setup to look very nice for publication.
The mechanical design and adjustability of the fixtures looks top notch though.

Edited by UlfW, 24 March 2021 - 06:26.

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#4 Andy Perrin


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Posted 24 March 2021 - 06:57

Oh, Kaiser makes great products. The quality is not in doubt. I own their mid-range copy stand and it was reasonably priced (compared to competition at same level...) and very very well-constructed, which is critical in a copy stand, since you want things to be level and balanced and not to fall off at critical moments. You also don't want to break your arms raising or lowering it, and they did a good job with that also. I have no complaints, especially since it was replacing my prior copy stand, which was half the price but also half as adjustable, liable to rock from side to side, and annoying to raise and lower. So, sometimes it is worth the money to buy quality. But not on this light source!

Also, the cost of the light source is literally over double what I paid for their copy stand, so I'm not sure how that makes any sense either.

Edited by Andy Perrin, 24 March 2021 - 07:00.

#5 StephanN


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Posted 24 March 2021 - 07:22

View PostAndy Perrin, on 24 March 2021 - 06:57, said:

Oh, Kaiser makes great products.

With a name like "Kaiser" you have to make great products, actually they ought to be of imperial quality :wink:

#6 Andy Perrin


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Posted 24 March 2021 - 07:36

It’s a bad month for Kaisers

#7 colinbm


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Posted 24 March 2021 - 07:52

In line with what some of the fluorescent mineral people pay for filtered UVC lamps.

The Kaiser ad didn't mention the free IR that they get with the lamp...?