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High Quality Wipes

Aug 6, 2014

Exciting news to keep your UV lampskeyboard_wipe clean and rejuvenate them!  CureUV has the perfect solution with new non-ozone depleting wipes that are safe for high grade plastics, will evaporate rapidly and leave zero residue.  These wipes will improve your UV lamps output and efficiency with minimal care on a regular basis to achieve optimum results.

CureUV’s wipes were developed for use on UV curing and UV-C lamps, UV reflectors, quartz plates, dichroic materials and hot & cold UV mirrors.  They are non-corrosive and lint free, best used right from the tub when moist. Other uses include tape head cleaning, keyboards, de-fluxing* and stencil cleaning.

Keep away from children. Not for LCD screens.

*De-fluxing removes residues without board damage in processes requiring multiple cleaning cycles.

Ensure Your Drinking Water Is Clean with UV Light

Aug 6, 2014

SteriPEN Traveler UV water purifier used in glass

SteriPEN Traveler UV water purifier used in glass

Now you can purify the water you drink at home or on the go. CureUV has the perfect solution: Introducing the SteriPEN UV Water Purifier Traveler. Ultraviolet (UV) light works by destroying the germs ability to reproduce and become harmful to your health. The SteriPEN is convenient for emergencies, camping and travel.

You can purify any water source up to one liter and the pen will indicate to you it’s safe to drink with a green light in 90 seconds. This pen will sterilize up to 3000 liters for you and your family.

SteriPEN is tested and certified by the WQA against the US EPA Microbiological Water Purifier Standards. Our pen eliminates 99.9% of bacteria, viruses and protozoa so you can be confident what you drink is high quality and safe. Four non-alkaline batteries are recommended for optimum use. Get started today with safe drinking water anytime, anywhere!

Are you replacing your UV Sterilization Bulbs enough?

Jul 7, 2014

Germicidal UV Replacements

Germicidal UV Replacements

Replacing your UV Sterilization bulb every year will provide the best results whether you are using the lamp for air purification or water sterilization.  Various germicidal units available will provide you with a soft alarm, others with a red light indicator when it’s time to change your bulb.    Before replacing the UV lamp because of these indicators, it is helpful to troubleshoot by checking the manual.  Depending on how old the unit is, any number of situations can be responsible for the alarm:  your ballast, connectors, quartz sleeve or wires may be at fault.   Many of these replaceable parts are available at cureuv.com. This can be cost effective and provide you with long lasting replacements to keep your unit at its peak operation.

To learn more about UV please refer to our FAQ page and check back with us frequently for more updates and tips.

CureUV.com Introduces New Portable Hand Held UV Curing Equipment for all Industries

Aug 20, 2013

CureUV.com is a company specializing in the development of Portable Hand Held UV Dryers. As leaders in the high output UV market, they have taken this technology to the mobile market.

Total-Cure UV Power-Shot 2400 Curing System

Total-Cure UV Power-Shot 2400 Curing System

CureUV.com prides itself on being the exclusive provider of SPDI Inc UV Equipment that’s only available through our online store. John Wilson, President of CureUV.com, points out that the company became the leading UV lamp provider because of their parent company, SPDI Inc. SPDI Inc. is a technology leader in the UV curing industry. That background gives CureUV.com a competitive edge, as well as access to all the new UV technology innovations as they become available…
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Celebrating Five Years of Growth

Aug 9, 2013

CureUV.com celebrates 5 years of existence

CureUV.com celebrates 5 years of existence

While most UV lamp companies today are struggling with market share, CureUV.com has continued to grow since it was established five years ago. Since 2008, President John Wilson has provided innovative and unique solutions to the fast growing UV lamp and Curing industry.

In addition to the original UV lamp and OEM components that made the company who they are today, CureUV.com will now offer advanced technology by broadening their diversity in the UV Curing, UVC Germicidal, UV Inspection and UV Beauty products. These exciting, new solutions will only help add to their global customer base, and continue to foster growth in 2013… (Read More)

Lifespan of CureUV Germicidal UV-C Lamps

May 2, 2013

Question: Why do CureUV.com germicidal UV-C lamps last over 12 months or 9000 hours?
Answer: The most obvious factors that affect the quality of output over time (effective/usable lamp life) of a low-pressure UV lamp are re-starts and elements erosion of fillers in the UVC lamp. Assuming you have a quality lamp operating environment, lamp strikes and lamp fill quality would be next.
The fewer the lamp strikes (ignitions/re-starts, on/off), the longer effective lamp life you will have. The better the quality of the lamp supplier, the more confidence you can have in the quality of what’s in the lamp when you buy it. If all things are good then a typical UV C lamp will provide a solid 9,000 hours of effective UV-C germicidal output. As a rule of thumb, anything over this 9,000 hour range has a decreasing UV-C lamp effectiveness.
Did you know? Your UV-C bulbs could lose over 90% of their effective usable Ultraviolet (UV) output, but still look fine to the human eye. The part you see when you say “well the lamp is on” is only the visible light, which has no UV function. Only the UV output has function for sterilizing or curing and it is, for the most part, completely invisible to the human eye.
When you install your lamp, document it somewhere so you don’t ever have to guess how many hours your UV-C lamp has been in operation.

Question: Why do CureUV.com germicidal UV-C lamps last over 12 months or 9000 hours?

Germicidal UV-C Lamps for All Brands

Germicidal UV-C Lamps for All Brands

Answer: The most obvious factors that affect the quality of output over time (effective/usable lamp life) of a low-pressure UV lamp are re-starts and elements erosion of fillers in the UVC lamp. Assuming you have a quality lamp operating environment, lamp strikes and lamp fill quality would be next.

The fewer the lamp strikes (ignitions/re-starts, on/off), the longer effective lamp life you will have. The better the quality of the lamp supplier, the more confidence you can have in the quality of what’s in the lamp when you buy it. If all things are good then a typical UV C lamp will provide a solid 9,000 hours of effective UV-C germicidal output. As a rule of thumb, anything over this 9,000 hour range has a decreasing UV-C lamp effectiveness.

Did you know? Your UV-C bulbs could lose over 90% of their effective usable Ultraviolet (UV) output, but still look fine to the human eye. The part you see when you say “well the lamp is on” is only the visible light, which has no UV function. Only the UV output has function for sterilizing or curing and it is, for the most part, completely invisible to the human eye.

When you install your lamp, document it somewhere so you don’t ever have to guess how many hours your UV-C lamp has been in operation.

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A New Player On Our Sales Team

Feb 1, 2013

Evan Skopp

Evan Skopp


SPDI
and cureUV are excited to introduce a new player on our Sales Team.  He’s Evan Skopp and his California-based firm, Inside Track, is facilitating worldwide sales of our UV finish products to the guitar industry.  If you’re already in the guitar world, you may know Evan either personally or by reputation.  For the last 20 years Evan was Vice President of Seymour Duncan, the world’s leading manufacturer and distributor of electric guitar pickups. (A pickup is essentially the ‘microphone’ of an electric guitar). Evan is Past-President of the Guitar and Accessories Marketing Association and a regular attendee of musical instrument trade shows around the globe.  He’s also a guitarist who has toured the world with the Seymour Duncan Band and has written numerous articles for guitar magazines in the USA and UK.

During Evan’s tenure at Seymour Duncan, he oversaw several departments. But it was OEM Sales—Sales to guitar manufacturers who install Seymour Duncan pickups as original equipment on their guitars—where Evan really excelled.  “As a guitar geek myself, I always loved interacting with the designers and builders.  They’re my rock stars.”  While heading up Seymour Duncan’s OEM Sales efforts, Evan and his team increased OEM sales more than 20-fold.  His philosophy is simple.  “It doesn’t matter if the customer is a one-man shop or one of the biggest guitar factories in the world, they all want quality products at the right price with great customer service that will ultimately help them sell more guitars.”

In 2012, Evan transitioned from an employee of Seymour Duncan to an independent sales rep.  Inside Track continues to handle Seymour Duncan’s OEM sales and also reps other, compatible products to luthiers and guitar factories.  As a result of Evan’s many years interacting with guitar builders and factories, we’re confident Inside Track is the perfect rep firm to handle sales of SPDI’s guitar products.

Total-Cure UV Guitar Finishing Cabinet

Total-Cure UV Guitar Finishing Cabinet

Joining Evan at Inside Track is Doreen Daley Skopp, who oversees sales order fulfillment.  Doreen’s career has been a combination of numbers and music.  A self-employed accountant, she has served as financial controller for a variety of corporate for-profit and music-based non-profit organizations.

Inside Track will focus on SPDI’s guitar products.  Whether it’s the Power-Shot 1100 for repair shops and touch-ups, the Power-Shot 2400 for ‘boutique’ guitar builders, the Guitar Finishing Cabinet for serious guitar factories, or any of our UV curable finish products.  SPDI has what guitar builders need to speed up the guitar finishing process, increase output, and be better stewards for our environment.

Evan and Doreen just returned from the 2013 NAMM Show in Anaheim, California.  It’s the largest gathering of musical instrument makers and rock stars and is where the big deals get made.  To celebrate Inside Track’s association with SPDI, we’re extending the NAMM Special Discounts an extra 10 days to February 10, 2013.  Act now and you can save up to $1,500 on SPDI UV curable guitar finish products.

From Left to Right: Evan and Doreen Skopp at NAMM 2013; Evan Skopp visits a Guitar factory in Japan; The Seymour Duncan Band performs

From Left to Right: Evan and Doreen Skopp at NAMM 2013; Evan Skopp visits a Guitar factory in Japan; The Seymour Duncan Band performs

“Doreen and I are really excited to work with SPDI’s customers in the musical instruments community.”  If you’re a guitar repairman, a luthier, or if you run Operations for a guitar factory and you want to learn more about how SPDI can help your business; or if you’re an existing SPDI customer and you want to take advantage of the NAMM Specials, please don’t hesitate to contact Inside Track by e-mail or phone: (805) 341-4726 (Pacific Time).

Inside Track

Inside Track

LensBright Headlight Restorer

Jan 31, 2013

CureUV introduces LensBright Headlight Restoration products

After 18 months of development and testing CureUV is proud to bring you its line of LensBright Headlight Restoration products.  Now you can instantly accomplish a like new UV hardened surface to your old yellowed worn lenses.  This will improve the look of your vehicle and is proven to drastically increase the brightness and clarity of your lights making nighttime driving safer.

UV Headlight Restoration

UV Headlight Restoration

I’m sure you have all seen the infomercials and multiple ‘magic’ solutions for headlight restoration available; you may have already tried them and been severely disappointed with the finished result.  This is because the majority of their products merely covers the existing factory coating and tries to mask the dull yellow, faded lens.  And to make matters worse they need re-applying on regular basis!  Time to ditch the messy pastes and waxes! No more!

Here’s how our easy 3 step system works:

  1. The LensBright Foaming Headlight Cleaner and sandpaper easily removes the old factory finish.
  2. Apply the LensBright Headlight Restorer using either the convenient aerosol or by HVLP Spray gun if you want to quickly do multiple vehicles.
  3. Cure in seconds by using the LensBright UV Tripod Fixture or the Handheld UV Spotlight.

The results, you now have a quality, strong UV hardened coating to your lights that won’t fade, crack, discolor or need re-application.

Finally here is a guaranteed solution, simple to accomplish with minimal effort and investment on your part.  Check out cureUV.com to see the full line of products and our convenient kits.  Whether you’re a ‘weekend warrior’ or in the automotive industry we have a solution for you.

LensBright Headlight Restoration Product Line

LensBright Headlight Restoration Product Line

Uses for a UV Flashlight and portable UV Flood lights

Jan 25, 2012

Powerful long lasting LED/UV Flashlights

Powerful long lasting LED/UV Flashlights

These handheld, portable, small UV/LED flashlights can be used for a multitude of things.  Instead of carrying around heavy and hot black lights these UV flashlights can be slipped into a pocket allowing easy access.  Crowd and access control: Hands that have been marked using invisible pens or cards that when illuminated with UV becomes visible.   The  LED flashlight with 21 Bulbs can be used on admission cards from night clubs, amusement parks and controlled events .  Other popular uses can be crime scene inspection, currency and bill verification, leak detection, rodent detection, gemstone and mineral inspection.  Optical industries have started using the 9 bulb LED flashlight to demonstrate indoors the photochromic lenses (the darkening of lenses in response to sunlight).  UV Light has also been known to show alterations and changes to documents allowing forgery to be easily spotted.

Looking for something a little more powerful?  The portable, stand alone, low intensity 4 bulb UV flood light that cureUV.com offers can be used to rapidly cure special epoxies, glues and adhesives.   It is perfect for the small finishing and curing projects where industrial UV intensity is not required.  Just remember all of these items are specialty UV devices not used for illuminsation purposes.  As with all UV lights, proper eye protection must be worn at all times.

Stain Dries Instantly with UV Wood Floor Refinishing

Jan 18, 2012

Use the same UV curable stains & coatings used in high production manufacturing facilities with the use of SPDI’s UV Floor Curing System.  This UV system allows for the curing of 100% solids that have a sheen additive.  Until now the use of these coatings was unheard of because older UV technology causes “lap lines” or “zipper lines”.   This specialty irradiator has a Proprietary Array Delivery of UV energy causing the perfect balance of intensity right where you want it.  Yes, SPDI has pushable machines, but this advanced & versatile system allows access around small columns, stairs, closets, tight corners and even under kitchen cabinets.

No waiting 24 hours for stain to dry when it can be easily added to a UV curable coating!

Your customers CAN have furniture & rugs back in place the same day on their newly refinished hardwood floor!

Provides longer life, more scratch resistant & chemical resistant.

Gets your project done in hours, not days!

Contact a UV technology & coating specialist today:

(800) 977-7292