Hands-free leak detection lamp1 January 2016
This version of the Spectroline EK-365 EagleEye UV/white light LED leak detection lamp kit has been designed to enable maintenance professionals to locate industrial leaks in cramped or hard-to-reach areas that larger lamps cannot access.
The kit features a palm-sized, lightweight, cool-running lamp. It has two ultra-high intensity UV LEDs for fluorescent leak detection, plus a three-LED white light assembly for illuminating dark work areas. With power comparable to high-intensity 100 W lamps, the unit works with all oil- and water-based fluorescent dyes. It is especially effective with difficult-to-fluoresce yellow, white and blue dyes, and it even works in dirty fluids. This versatile lamp can be hand-held, worn on a hard hat, or directly on the head for hands-free operation.
It is powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, and provides up to 75 minutes of continuous inspection between charges. It has an inspection range of up to 12 feet (3.6 m) and a 100 000-hour LED service life.
In addition to the EagleEye lamp, the EK-365 kit various accessories including three splash guards with integral particulate filters, three rechargeable batteries, a charging cradle with AC and DC cord sets, and UV-absorbing glasses. All components are packed in a padded carrying case.
(Originally published in MPS January 2016)