Spectronics Maxima 3500M Series Lamps
The MAXIMA ML-3500 series lamps (U.S. Patent 6,573,665) employ Micro Discharge Light (MDL) technology. The ML-3500S spot configuration produces a steady state UV-A intensity of 50,000 µW/cm² at 15" (38cm) — up to 10 times the output of conventional High Intensity Discharge (HID) inspection lamps!
The ultra high UV intensity of the MAXIMA ML-3500S lamp exposes evidence even in direct sunlight.
Integral bulb/reflector assembly
When replacing the bulb or filter in competitors' lamps, exposed wiring can be a serious shock hazard due to residual current. To eliminate this risk, the MAXIMA ML-3500 series lamps' bulb/reflector assembly is designed as a single integral unit with “unexposed” circuitry. The unique design also makes bulb replacement easy (a new bulb/reflector assembly can be installed with just a ¼ turn). This helps maintain the original output level by providing the benefit of a new reflector whenever the bulb is replaced.
The bulb/reflector used in the MAXIMA ML-3500 series lamps is prefocused at the factory to ensure peak performance. This prevents the loss of output power that may occur due to incorrect off-center bulb installation during bulb replacement.
Unique diffusing filter
Due to the ultra high UV-A intensity of the MAXIMA ML-3500 series's lamps, UV fade of fluorescent penetrants will occur within the “hot spot” of the ML-3500S focused beam configuration after prolonged exposure. The 2F350 diffusing filter, which comes with the ML-3500D lamp, will effectively diffuse the hot spot over a broader area and will significantly lengthen the time before UV fade occurs. A high output flood bulb configuration (ML-3500FL) is also available.
Resistant to magnetic fields
Interference from magnetic fields can shut off conventional HID lamps, causing frustrating warm-up delays before restart. The MAXIMA ML-3500 series lamps are not affected by magnetic fields and thus offer the advantage of a continuous, uninterrupted inspection process.
The MAXIMA ML-3500 series lamps never get hot. A special engineering polymer is used to make the lamp's housing and the contoured handle. In addition, the handle is positioned away from the housing, allowing the entire lamp to remain cool during use to protect against accidental burn injury.
The MAXIMA ML-3500 series lamps' solid-state ballast offers “instant on” capability. This eliminates the warm up and cool off waiting time (up to 5 minutes) of conventional HID lamps. The ballast also protects against voltage fluctuations that can affect the lamp's performance.
The state-of-the-art MDL bulb used in the MAXIMA ML-3500 series contains 97% less mercury than is found in standard HID bulbs.
Super rugged and shock resistant
The lamp head and housing are constructed of a tough engineered polymer to protect against dents, cracks and scratches. To reduce shock hazard, MAXIMA ML-3500 series lamps come equipped with a 5-wire secondary cord and fully enclosed ballast.
Lightweight, portable ergonomic design
The lamp head measures only 7 ½ inches (19cm) long and weighs just 2 ½ lbs (1.1kg). The power cord exits directly from the bottom of the contoured pistol-grip handle, resulting in better balance. An on/off switch is conveniently positioned on the handle. The primary and secondary cords are both 8-feet (2.5m) long.
The flexible silicone rubber filter holder can be removed easily without tools for bulb/reflector or filter replacement.
Note: The following models have been discontinued: UV-SP-ML3500D, UV-SP-ML3500DF, UV-SP-ML3500MD, UV-SP-ML3500MXFL, UV-SP-ML-3500PRS