Single, 2-pole, 3-pole, and 4-pole liquid light guides for Dymax UV light-curing spot lamp systems.

Liquid Light Guides

UV Curing Spot Lamp Liquid Light Guides

Available in Single, Two-Pole, Three-Pole, and Four-Pole Configurations

For efficient, high intensity curing, liquid light guides for spot-curing lamps are the most economical means for delivering light to cure adhesives and coatings. These curing wands transmit UV and visible energy from a source mounted inside of a spot-curing system to the curing area. The superior technology utilized in these wands helps minimize degradation of light intensity over time and transmits the highest light intensity available for UV curing. UV light guides offer the following benefits:

  • More efficient than glass fiber optics for transmission in the visible range
  • Superior quartz fibers for transmission in the UVA-light range
  • Light guide liquid transmits no infrared radiation and also has excellent cold light properties
  • Uniform illumination across active diameter results in higher input and output as well as lower losses at interfaces
  • No danger of individual fiber breakup

Some of the important factors to consider when choosing a UV curing wand are:

Length – Light guides are commonly one meter long although other lengths are available.

Diameter – Single-pole guides are available with 3-mm, 5-mm, or 8-mm inside diameters.  Although the 5-mm guide will register a higher intensity, the 8-mm version provides more curing power (intensity x area) because the opening captures more of the light emitted from the curing system bulb. Each pole of a multipole UV wand has an inside diameter of 3 mm.

Number of Poles – Dymax liquid light guides are available in single, two-pole, three-pole, and four-pole configurations for curing multiple points simultaneously. Light emitting from a spot lamp can be channeled through a single pole or split between multiple poles. Each pole of a multipole light guide emits equal intensity (typically ±10% for liquid-filled) and all share a common shutter.

Connection Type – There are two types of connectors used in the spot curing lamp industry; “Wolf” and “D” connectors. Both connector types are available in Dymax liquid light guides, although “D” connectors are an industry standard and compatible with current Dymax lamp designs. “Wolf” connectors are primarily found in older curing systems.

Curing Area/Intensity vs. Distance – The UV/Visible light emitted from a guide diverges.  As a result, intensity decreases and curing area increases with distance from the end of the light guide.

Liquid Light Guides
Lightguide Filter Mount Assemblies

Lightguide Filter Mount Assemblies


Optical bandwidth Cool Blue™ filters extend liquid lightguide life and provide more curing options for applications requiring UV light cure. Filters are factory installed in the lightguide mount assembly, which holds the lightguide into the housing. They are for use with Dymax BlueWave® 200 and ADAC Systems Cure Spot UV…
LEARN MORE
Lightguide Filter Mount Assemblies

Lightguide Filter Mount Assemblies


Optical bandwidth Cool Blue™ filters extend liquid lightguide life and provide more curing options for applications requiring UV light cure. Filters are factory installed in the lightguide mount assembly, which holds the lightguide into the housing. They are for use with Dymax BlueWave® 200 and ADAC Systems Cure Spot UV…
LEARN MORE
Lightguides Single and Multi

Lightguides Single and Multi


Flexible UV light guides for spot-curing systems provide rapid and controlled light curing of UV adhesives, coatings, and sealants. A liquid light guide is an optical instrument comprised of a light-conducting liquid core within plastic tubing. The liquid is non-toxic, non-flammable, and also transparent from 270 to 720 nm. The…
LEARN MORE
Mounting Stand

Mounting Stand


Dymax lightguide mounting stands holds liquid lightguides securely in place for precise light curing of UV adhesives. A 24" flexible arm secures 3 mm, 5 mm or 8 mm single-pole lightguides for hands-free UV spot curing. With a work area of 5" x 5" and flexible arm that can be…
LEARN MORE
Rod Lenses

Rod Lenses


Rod lenses provide uniform ultraviolet curing of large areas and eliminate distortion and movement in optical applications, such as casting lenses and domes and positioning of fiber optic components. Cool curing rod lenses are ideal for potting applications or curing of heat sensitive parts because resin surfaces are protected from…
LEARN MORE
Simulator

Simulator


The lightguide simulator is used to quickly monitor direct light output readings from Dymax UV/Visible light spot curing sources, accurately measure lightguide transmittance, and maintain lightguide integrity. The simulator is a precision optical tool which substitutes for the lightguide to allow direct intensity readings from the lamp. This is critical…
LEARN MORE
Terminators

Terminators


  Angled light guide terminators attach to any 5 mm aperture liquid light Guide. They enhance worker safety for hand-held applications by blocking UV light below 340 nm and are ideal for curing hard to reach spots. Terminators are available in 60° and 90° angles and can be used with…
LEARN MORE