Long Wave 365nm Torches

Searching for fluorescent minerals is much more productive if you have a powerful 365nm UV (black light) torch.

A torch suitable for finding Long Wave fluorescent minerals must be filtered and for optimal results its wavelength should be 365nm. Unless you want to be quickly running out of power your battery needs to have good capacity. That is why high quality Li-Ion 18650 batteries are best – and they are what we supply. You also need a powerful LED, otherwise you’ll only see minerals close to the torch. If you are hunting minerals that fluoresce brightly, our FL1 torch is good up to a couple of metres, the FL2 up to about 5 metres, and the FL8 up to 10 metres or more.

We now offer four models, the Fluoromins FL0, FL1, FL2, and FL8. The FL2 has been a reliable workhorse for many years, for fluorescent mineral hunting, and especially for Opal hunting. The FL1 is its new Little Brother, nicely powerful for its size, and the FL8 is its new Big Brother, with a super powerful 365nm LED. FL0 is a small torch suitable for children and beginners – it’s not very powerful, but it works.

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Fluoromins FL0                A$20.00 + postage.
Fluoromins FL1                A$40.00 + postage.
Fluoromins FL2 Kit           A$90.00 + postage.
Fluoromins FL8 Kit           A$160.00 + postage.



Send an email to graham@fluoromins.com.au giving your name, address and what you want to order, or use the Contact Form. I will reply with details for payment.
Payment options are Bank Transfer (preferred), Paypal, Visa or Mastercard.


Being a collector myself, I’m more than happy to have a chat about long wave (365nm) or short wave (254nm) UV torches and lamps, or anything else about UV and fluorescence.  Call me on 0408 37 27 37. 

Avoid cheap knock-offs. Cheap UV torches are mostly unfiltered and use LEDs around 390nm. Without a filter, they emit visible light as well as UV, which distorts and can overpower the fluorescence colours, making everything purple-tinted (see picture below). They usually come with batteries that ridiculously overstate their capacity. 18650 batteries offering more than about 3700mAh will be fakes. Genuine Li-Ion 18650 batteries weigh around 45-48gm. Fakes weigh around 35gm or even less and can be potentially dangerous.