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I made this lamp for my nephew this Christmas. I used 4 UV LEDs and a few straws to give the effect of 2 tiny black light tubes. I plastic welded the store bought UV Pin Art piece to a project box from the 'shack as the base. The wires run through the spacers and down into the base. There is an ON/OFF switch on the back. The whole thing runs off a 3.2vDC AC wall adapter. It is really cool and was a big hit.
<p>umm, didnt try that yet, but you know about fluoresceine? It's highly UV-active, and highly soluble in water as well as in oil. You could try fixin it into a gel, maybe gelantine. I dunno, if it works. But if, you could add a plate of this stuff between your glass plate and the pins maybe and use the reflection of the pins' ends to glow in bright green. Maybe tryout...</p>
very cool! can you tell me more information about it. tank u
very cool! this 'ible is definitely added to my list of projects to do.
This is very cool, i was looking for a cheap way to have a blacklight type of ilumination for one of my painting. Can you tell me more how did you do it with the straws. Are they opaque, will a more transparent one work fine? I suppose you put one UV leds at each end o the straw but how did you sealed them... Is it electrical tape is see..... Anyhow very cool indeed will post pic of my project when finished.

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