Wood's light


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light

 [līt]
electromagnetic radiation with a range of wavelength between 390 (violet) and 770 (red) nanometers, capable of stimulating the subjective sensation of sight; sometimes considered to include ultraviolet and infrared radiation as well.
idioretinal light (intrinsic light) the sensation of light in the complete absence of external stimuli.
polarized light light of which the vibrations are made over one plane or in circles or ellipses.
Wood's light ultraviolet radiation from a mercury vapor source, transmitted through a nickel-oxide filter (Wood's filter or glass), which holds back all but a few violet rays and passes ultraviolet rays of wavelength around 365 nm; used in diagnosis of fungal infections of the scalp and erythrasma, and to reveal the presence of porphyrins and fluorescent minerals.

Wood's light

Wood's light

; ultraviolet lamp ultraviolet light source used as a diagnostic aid to identify certain skin microorganisms, e.g. Corynebacterium minutissimum (causative organism of erythrasma, fluoresces coral pink) or Pseudomonas aeruginosa (fluoresces turquoise green)

Wood's light, lamp

ultraviolet radiation from a mercury vapor source, transmitted through a nickel oxide filter (Wood's filter), which holds back all but a few violet rays and passes ultraviolet wavelengths of about 365 nm; used in diagnosis of fungal infections of the skin and to reveal the presence of porphyrins and fluorescent minerals.
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The company's new Biological Agent Detection Product utilizes UV-A waves or waves in the 320 to 380 nm range, commonly referred to as black light or wood's light, that have been determined to not cause sunburn to human skin though the use of eye protection is recommended during use.