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The FF100 Forensic Fluorescence Light Kit is a lightweight, modular illumination system consisting of a high intensity light source and interchangeable filter assemblies. The lamp module is built around a 12-volt, 100-watt quartz-halogen lamp that boasts an average life of 1500 hours. The easily-interchanged filter modules alter the high-intensity light to provide an excitation source at wavelengths necessary to cause fluorescence for forensic examination of evidence and barrier filters to allow the fluorescence to be isolated. The FF100 is the only alternative light system currently available offering full photographic capability at a cost far less than other systems.

Theory of Operation

Items of forensic interest such as physiological fluids, certain drugs, arson accelerants and chemically treated latent fingerprints exhibit a phenomenon known as fluorescence. Exposing these items with light of particular wavelengths—known as excitation—will cause them to emit a different color light. This shift in color, the Stokes Shift can be separated out from the excitation wavelengths through the use of barrier filters. This fluorescence may then be photographed, video-taped or collected for further analysis. By employing several different filter combinations, the FF100 covers the spectrum from 410 nm to 600 nm.

Field and Lab Use

The basic FF100 kit is designed primarily for laboratory use but when the optional battery pack is employed, the kit serves as a fully portable aid at the crime scene.

  •  Crime scene or laboratory operation
  •  Safe to use without protective goggles
  •  Portable compact design
  •  Does not interfere with subsequent forensic tests
  •  Can be attached to 35mm or video camera
  •  Operates under day or night lighting


No. FF100 Kit consists of:
  • 1-FF1000 Lamp housing
  • 1-FF1001 Excitation/viewing head (410 nm to 490 nm)
  • 1-FF1002 Excitation/viewing head (460 nm to 540 nm)
  • 1-FF1003 Excitation/viewing head (520 nm to 590 nm)
  • 1-FF1004 Excitation/viewing head (400 nm to 475 nm)
  • 4-FF1005 Excitation/viewing head magnifying assembly
  • 1-FF1006 Power supply, 110 VAC
  • 1-FF1007 DC power cord
  • 1-FF1008 Lens hood, 52mm
  • 1-FF1009 High-impact, watertight carrying case
  • Dimensions: 24" L x 19" W x 8.5" D


No. FF1000 Lamp Housing

  • Lamp Module: 12VDC, 100-watt quartz halogen lamp
  • Lamp Replacement: Aluminum alloy access cover/lamp holder with ejec-tor
  • handle
  • Cooling Fan: 12 VDC, 0.23 amp/brushless
  • Bearing System: Ball bearing
  • Airflow: 9.2 CFM
  • Average Lifespan: 40,000 hours continuous
  • External finger guard
  • Accessory Connectors: Rear panel mounted
  • Output power: 4-pin circular
  • Video Out: 2-conductor phone jack
  • Power Switch: SPS Curvette Visi-Red rocker with on/off imprint
  • Power Cord: 18 AWG 6-ft., 2-conductor
  • Cigarette lighter adapter (5 amp fuse w/ red indicator)
  • Pigtail strain relief in housing
  • Material: All aluminum alloy housing, gray powder painted finish
  • Handle: Phenolic thermoset, black (1.00" W x 4.50" L)
  • Case Dimensions: 3.50" W x 6.00" L x 5.00" H
  • Weight: 1 lb., 3.2 oz.

No. FF1005 Excitation Head Magnifier Assembly

  • Magnifier Lens: 50 mm x 120mm plan-convex
  • One assembly provided for each viewing head
  • Material: All aluminum alloy housing/bright-dipped black anodized
  • Dimensions: 2.12" Diameter x 0.44 thick
  • Weight: 1.0 oz.

    No. FF1006 Power Supply

  • Case Material: All steel housing, vented for cooling
  • Output: 13.8 VDC, 15 amps
  • Input: 115/230 VAC, 60/50 Hz switchable
  • Circuit Protection: 4 amp fuse, fully regulated
  • Electronic overload protection w/auto reset
  • Power Cord: 18 AWG, 5 ft., grounded
  • Dimensions: 10" L x 6" W x 4.5"H
  • Weight: 12.75 lbs.


Product ID Description Price  
FF100 Forensic Fluorescence Light Kit $2,496.00

Prices apply to USA and Canada only.  International contact factory or local in-country agent

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