• UV lamp for the detection of pinholes

UV lamp for the detection of pinholes

  • Detecting the porosity and corrosion points premature corrosion
  • Flows and drips
  • Crater wear

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With a durable aluminum casing and powered using batteries, UV lamp Elcometer 260 is a fast and economical solution for testing coatings and look for traces of porosity.

Equipped with a Watt diode emitting a purple light, UV lamp Elcometer 260 has a beam with a wavelength of 405 nm (± 5 nm),the human eye perceives as a purple light.

A UV reflective additive is applied on the base coating. When the UV lamp is focused on the play areas not covered shine and to identify clearly are defects.



  • Detecting the porosity and corrosion points premature corrosion of a substrate is usually caused by the failure of the coating. A major cause of failure is the presence of defects in the finished coating. Commonly referred to as "coating porosity", the main types of defects are described below:
  • Flows and drips: The wet coating moves under the action of gravity leaving a thin dry film.
  • Crater wear: Occurs when the substrate is wet when the coating has poor flow characteristics, thus creating voids in the coating.
  • Pitting: caused either by the presence of air is then released from the substrate or imprisonment particles (dirt, sand, etc.) that do not remain in place.
  • Over thickness: If too much paint is applied to a substrate, when the coating hardens, it can crack due to internal stress of the coating.
  • Insufficient depth: the areas are not covered or the coating has flowed without covering the corners (specific areas of a substrate) and seals.


DescriptionItem code
UV Protection SunglassesT26020140
2 x CR123A lithium batteriesT26020141


The lens tipeDual Lens
Power of the diode1 watt
Wavelength405nm ± 5nm
Lamp housinghighly anodized aluminum
Battery tipe2 x CR123A lithium batteries
Autonomy6 hours (continuous use)
Dimensions150mm x 35mm (5.9 "x 1.4")
Weight173g (6.1oz)
Item CodeD260 ---- 2UV lamp for the detection of pinholes Elcometer 260
Packing listUV lamp for the detection of bites Elcometer 260 UV protection glasses, nylon belt holster, 2 x CR123A lithium batteries and instruction manual