UV Reflective paint
December 1, 2017
Q. I am building a light box which will have six UV CFL bulbs outputting at 311NM.
I want to paint the inside of the box.
I need a paint solution that diffusively reflects down to about 300 NM.
Its for home use, so I need to keep the costs down and non-toxic.
Any ideas out there? Thanks!
- Jacksonville, FFlorida
A. Hi Steve. If you can build the light box out of aluminum, I think you'll find that it meets all of your needs well. A quick sanding will probably make it diffuse enough.
Ted Mooney, P.E. RET
Pine Beach, New Jersey
Striving to live "Aloha"
December 7, 2017
I am limited to a wood frame.
I did some research and apparently PTFE sheets are diffuse reflectors.
I found a place on line called eplastics.com that sells sheets in various thicknesses.
So far that looks like my best bet.
- Jacksonville, Florida
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