Offer Price £84.96
The SG Deluxe Dual Ultraviolet Lamp is both short wave and long wave meaning it detects both phosphor and fluorescence on stamps - it's the only UV lamp you need.Can be used in daylight - it’s the only philatelic UV lamp that you don’t need to shut yourself in a darkened room to use
Easy to use – a simple push switch saves battery life
Powerful bulb gives a much stronger reaction than most philatelic UV lamps
Designed to be completely safe on the eyes, with a protective cover
Robust, sturdy, handheld, light and portable
The bulb has a life of 50,000 hours – vastly superior to other models
The eyepiece features a high quality lens for accurate viewing
Broad spectrum light (from 254mm to 365mm) allows a wide range of phosphors and flaws to be detected
Designed to make ‘sweeping’ easier – saving hours of hard work as you can look at several stamps in one sweep
Magnifier eyepiece allows detailed inspection of your stamps
"I have to admit that I’m not always too keen on what they like to call ‘embracing new technology’ ...However, now and again something comes along that I feel I just have to have" - Hugh Jefferies, Stanley Gibbons Catalogue Editor.
The presence or absence of phosphor can be a significant feature in assessing the value of a stamp, so having a lamp of
your own and knowing how to use it can be a valuable asset in building up a good collection.
There are a number of lamps on the market, but, to be honest, none that we would be prepared to put the Stanley Gibbons
name on – so we set about developing one ourselves. To do that we looked at what was wrong with all the others and tried
to right those wrongs.
"Terrific...I was able to find the phosphor number of FH14 which I had not found with a standard mains UV lamp. The new SG UV lamp has paid for itself in finding one booklet alone catalogued more than the purchase cost in going through booklets that I had catalogued as p-. Together with the Pro10 I was able to record the phosphor, something I have been unable to do before." - Graham Stirling, very happy customer.
Some lamps may be cheap but they are potentially damaging to the eyes if looked at for a prolonged period – added to which an exposed bulb was susceptible to damage and could require regular replacement.
Other lamps required mains electricity, which was not handy for use away from home and, above all, many had a tricky on-off switch which made them difficult to use. Of course the main problem with most ultraviolet lamps is that they are fine for night-time use, but pretty useless in daylight – which means you cannot use them effectively at stamp fairs, club meetings or shops.