WHY BLACK LIGHTS?
Many years ago Black lights were known
mainly as novelty items as a means of unusual lighting.
We have discovered that UV Black lights have uses that go beyond just
What we are attempting to do at Black light World is bring to
the market place a variety of products associated with black lights
for every possible use imaginable but specifically for security, anti-
theft and many types of marking applications and various types of
There are a few kinds of Black lights and we will keep it as
simple as possible. There are certain Lights that are sold as black
lights but they are actually BLB or black light blue and do not emit
the proper light for many applications. We have
found this to be the case with many keychain lights
that only emit a blue light. All of our Black lights
are True UV
bulbs and are
safe, long wave style.
Short wave UV can be
is primarily used for certain germicidal
applications. There are also white colored UV bulbs
like the type used in tanning beds or even Lizard
cages which we do not offer on this site.
REAL UV Bulbs
with screw in sockets will
have a built in ballast that can easily be seen.
This ballast assures you that it emits true UV
Light! All tube style with dark purple glass are
always true UV.
BLACK LIGHT USES
These are some of the most popular uses:
FRAUD USING BLACK LIGHT
One of the most common uses for black lights today are for the
detection of counterfeit currency and credit cards. Black lights of some kind should be used by
anyone that handles currency.
PET STAIN & HUMAN WASTE DETECTION
Did you know that waste fluids from living organisms glow under a
Black light? carpet cleaning services have know this for years and use
black lights to treat pet stains. Hotel cleaning staff managers use them to make sure a room has been
HAND STAMPING USING BLACK
For years theme parks, night Clubs, race tracks, and
other establishments have used a black light in conjunction with invisible
to protect against unauthorized entry. Even places like prisons
use these to secure entry by visitors. Using Invisible Ink and
changing the marking from day to day makes it difficult to reproduce.
MARKING ANTI THEFT PROTECTION
One of the biggest problems of theft is lack of recovery because
the items cannot be traced to the original owner. By applying a
special mark your valuables or stock items can be identified and
returned quickly. This process can be used on books,
home theater equipment to name a few.
SWITCH PROTECTION USING
Switch protection is valuable for all types of business.
Perhaps you sell electronic equipment only to have items returned that
did not originate from you in the first place. Having your own special
mark protects you from that. You can protect everything from items in
your warehouse to fine artwork.
DOCUMENT & SPECIALIZED PRINTED
A UV light in conjunction with Invisible Ink can be used to mark a
document with a special mark or code for later verification and
Identification. Tickets and other
materials can also be marked to
Certain kinds of antique glass can be
authenticated using a black light
Listed Below are the many
other applications. Many of these have been added as
a result of our own customers needs. If you would
to add info to our list please
email us at
If we can assist you with a
need or idea you may have, please contact us!
Invisible Ink Applications
Motel / hotel
Air conditioner leaks
UV nail curing
Stage or parties
Inspecting dairy products
Insect lures and
glow fishing products
Golf Balls at Night
Glow paint effects
Wristbands (Similar to hand stamping with added protection)
Fun and entertainment; novelties
Marking items in manufacturing such as stitching points
Diamonds eradiated improve clarity to pass as a more expensive
Special marbles/Jars made containing uranium
Click to enlarge (Body
Fluids Under Black Light)
Scorpion viewed with UV Light
Various IDs -
Passports, Alien Registration, etc.
Security Features - U S
Counterfeit Scams - U S
Security Features - U S Postal
Security Features - Traveler's
Features - Currency
ADDITIONAL INFO ON USES