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"Way Too Cool" Ultra Violet (UV) LED Flashlights
For years now our customers have asked for an inexpensive yet quality ultra violet light that would effectively
allow our fluorescent mineral customers the ability to see the wonderful array of colors present in fluorescent
mineral specimens. We have tried through the years to find and make available to our customers an affordable
and reliable UV Light.  I am sorry to say that we have tried just about every UV Light available and either they
were
very unreliable or they were an expensive light.

We have strongly recommended over the years that our customers invest the money necessary to get a quality
UV Light. Our favorite has always been the “Way Too Cool” 9 Watt triple wave lamps, both 120V AC power or
the 12V DC power with battery pack. For display cabinet uses we have referred them to Mr Gardner at “Way Too
Cool” for larger UV Lights.

Way Too Cool is a Phoenix based company started by Mr. Bill Gardner in 1998.  His dedication, drive and
desire to produce high quality and reliable ultraviolet lights, coupled with his extensive knowledge of ultraviolet
lamps, filters, electrical design and components has resulted in the development of probably the finest line of
ultraviolet lights available today. His products are well known among mineral collectors.

These lights and larger ones offered by “Way Too Cool” are great for established collectors…but what about
getting started…what about something really portable for checking specimens at shows or sales?
Guess what?......Mr. Bill Gardner did it again!  He has designed and now has made available a line of compact
Ultraviolet Flashlights that are top quality, rated at 365nm (UV-A aka Longwave) that actually works on UV-C aka
Shortwave and UV-B aka Mediumwave specimens as well.
(see our photos below)

When Mr. Gardner explained them to me I was impressed but a bit skeptical, as there are other longwave
flashlights out there, but they do not work on shortwave or medium wave specimens. I was delightfully surprised
when I tested these lights on short and medium wave specimens and saw their amazing colors. Our neighbor is
an artifact collector and he got really excited when he saw these in operation and actually w
anted our first one
before we even had them listed.  


We are very proud to now be a dealer of the famous Way Too Cool Ultra Violet (UV) LED Flashlights
Item # S2+UVLED 4W Black 01208263

Convoy S2+ UV 365nm with LG LED
Flashlight
4W Black

$5
9.00
Convoy S2+ UV Flashlight
Our top selling UV LED flashlights combines a high-performance ultraviolet
LED with the convenience of a rechargeable lithium battery.
Convoy C8+ UV Flashlight
This custom UV flashlight features increased output and is made exclusively
for Way Too Cool LLC by Convoy.

Item # S2+UVLED 6W Grey 01208214

Convoy S2+ UV 365nm with LG LED
Flashlight
6W Grey

$69.00
Quantity Available
5
Quantity Available
4
Item # C8UVLED Black 01206575

Convoy C8+ UV LED Flashlight with LG
365nm UV LED (black)

$
79.00
Quantity Available
5
SAFETY WARNING


The LED is a Class 3B LED
hazard. Do NOT look directly
into the beam of the flashlight
and do not point it towards any
eyes. permanent damage to
eyes could occur if this is
mis-used. This is not a toy
SAFETY WARNING


The LED is a Class 3B LED
hazard. Do NOT look directly
into the beam of the flashlight
and do not point it towards any
eyes. permanent damage to
eyes could occur if this is
mis-used. This is not a toy
EACH LIGHT COMES WITH 2
BATTERIES AND A 120v PLUG IN
CHARGER
EACH LIGHT COMES WITH 2
BATTERIES AND A 120v PLUG IN
CHARGER
HERE ARE THE UN-RETOUCHED PHOTO COMPARISONS FROM OUR
9W Way Too Cool Triple Wave Light and the Convoy S2-4W, Convoy
S2-6W and the Convoy C-8 lights
Purple Passion Mine 9W SW
Purple Passion Mine 9W LW
Purple Passion Mine 9W MW
Purple Passion Mine S2-4W
Purple Passion Mine S2-6W
Purple Passion Mine C-8
As you can see on this Arizona specimen from the Purple Passion Mine near Wickenburg, the Way Too
Cool UV Flashlights (which are basically a LW light also show many of the SW and MW colors,,,
but what about New Jersey Fluorescents?
NJ Calcite Willemite and Franklinite
9W SW
NJ Calcite Willemite and Franklinite
C
-8
NJ Calcite Willemite and Franklinite
S
2-6W
NJ Calcite Willemite and Franklinite
S
2-4W
As you can see on this New Jersey specimen which is only fluorescent under SW, the Way Too Cool UV
Flashlights (which are basically a LW light also show many of the SW and MW colors,,,
not quite as bright
or vivid, but extremely impressive for a pocket or handheld LW light!

The real difference in these lights is the distance from the specimen they may be and how much they
light up the specimens from that distance. The 6W has a stronger light hence a longer distance
capability than the 4W light. The C-8 is impressive to about 30 feet away from a specimen at night.

C-8 at 3 ft
S2-6W at 3 ft
S2-4W at 3 ft
The intensity of color grows stronger as the power of the light is increased
C-8 at 12 ft
C-8 at 6 ft
Way Too Cool Convoy S2+ UV Flashlights

This flashlight is available in two versions: a 6-watt (grey body) version and a (black body) 4 watt version. Both lights
use a high quality LG 365nm ultraviolet LED. These flashlights are a favorite among fluorescent gem, rock and mineral
collectors for their portable size and excellent UV output.

Built to Waterproof Standard IP-65, the unit is safe from accidental water immersion, the Ergonomic Knurling Pattern
offers a comfortable, secure grip, and the reflector emits excellent beam shape. The flashlight has an ON/OFF Click
switch in the tail cap, and it has a Lanyard. The power supply is one 18650 lithium-ion battery (protected or
unprotected). Dimensions: 4 5/8" long x 15/16" diameter. Weight is about 81g w/o the battery.

The reflector focuses the UV output to an intense, but smooth "spot" with a range of 10 meters or more for finding
specimens up close or quite far away. The intensity of the beam is strong enough to cause fluorescence in materials
that do not fluoresce very well under the normal UV A tubes used in standard UV lamp fixtures.

Output
The S2+ 4-watt (black body) is is driven with forward current of 1050 mA, so the wattage is about 3.8-4, and the
radiant flux is approximately 2W. The other 1.8 watts of energy is dissipated as heat.

The S2+ 6-watt (gray body) is driven with forward current of 1750 mA, so the wattage is about 6, and the radiant flux is
approximately 3W. The other 3 watts of energy is dissipated as heat.

SAFETY WARNING
The LED is a Class 3B LED hazard. Do NOT look directly into the beam of the flashlight and do not point it towards
any eyes.

Battery and Charging Information
Using a single 18650 Li-ION battery rated from 2,500 - 3,000 mAh, the flashlight provides up to an hour of use on a
charge. The batteries will arrive discharged because of postal regulations and the batteries should be charged prior to
use.

The flashlight set comes with two 2,500 - 3,000 mAh Rechargeable Li-ION batteries and a simple-to-use Li-ION smart
charger. The charger provides a safe charging rate of around 300 mA. The charger has fold away US style prongs, but
it will operate on 100-240 volts AC and 43-63 hertz. It will take an hour or two to top off the battery after occasional
use. If mostly discharged, the battery will need to charge for up to 12 hours. While the battery is charging the LED will
be red. When the battery is fully charged, the LED turns a solid green and the battery should be removed from the
charger.
Convoy C8+ UV Flashlight
Product Features

High performance LG 365 nm ultraviolet LED with a 1-3/4" inch head with 39mm ZWB2 glass filter pre-installed.
Included extension tube allows for 2 18650 Lithium Ion batteries, instead of the rechargeable RCR123A batteries that
the standard Convoy C8 uses. If the extension tube is taken off, the RCR123A batteries can still be used. This light has
an Increased output via 1500mA buck driver. Waterproof standard IP-65 protects the unit from accidental water
immersion. It also has an Ergonomic knurling pattern which offers a comfortable yet secure grip. The Polished reflector
emits an excellent beam shape.
Built to Waterproof Standard IP-65, the unit is safe from accidental water immersion, the Ergonomic Knurling Pattern
offers a comfortable, secure grip, and the reflector emits excellent beam shape. The flashlight has an ON/OFF Click
switch in the tail cap, and it has a Lanyard. The power supply is two protected 18650 lithium-ion batteries.

Testing shows that the C8 light is slightly more powerful than the Convoy 6/3 offered by Way Too Cool Dealers. This new
flashlight appears to be brighter than the 6 watt Convoy S2+ UV flashlight because the reflector is larger and is shaped
differently (and there is a larger filter glass). It is able to fluoresce a sample of Greenland fluorescent sodalite at a
distance of approximately 80 feet. The light has a 1-3/4" diameter head and a polished reflector that focuses the UV
output to an intense, but smooth "spot" with a range of 80 feet for finding specimens up close or quite far away. The
intensity of the beam is strong enough to cause fluorescence in materials that do not fluoresce very well under the
normal UV A tubes used in standard UV lamp fixtures.

Battery and Charging Information
Some of the WTC Dealers offer different options for the batteries and the charger. When purchased directly from WTC,
the flashlight set comes with two standard capacity protected rechargeable Li-ION batteries, the filter pre-installed, the
extension tube, and a charger for 2 batteries. The flashlight needs protected batteries so if one battery is dead and the
other is fully charged, there will not be high current flows that might overheat the wiring. Using the two standard capacity
18650 Li-ION batteries that are supplied with the flashlight when you buy directly from WTC, the flashlight provides
approximately 1.5 hours of use on a charge per set of batteries.

The batteries will arrive partially discharged because of postal regulations and the batteries should be charged prior to
use. Please be aware that some manufacturers claim that their 18650 batteries are rated for up to 9,900 mAh and that
any value over 3,500 mAh should be suspected of exaggerating. The standard capacity batteries supplied by WTC
really only have a capacity of about 1,300 mA, although the label says 9,900 mA. True protected 2,500 mA batteries will
soon be available.

The set also comes with a simple-to-use Li-ION smart charger with fold-away US style prongs. While the batteries are
charging the LED will be red. When the batteries are fully charged, the LED turns a solid green and the batteries should
be removed from the charger. If you have questions about the charger, please contact us with your concerns.

IMPORTANT NOTICE
This is a high-performance light and is not intended for continuous use because the LED WILL overheat and burn out if
the light is left on continuously for too long. The flashlight sheds the excess heat to the surrounding air - so if it is cold out
- say less than 55 degrees F, the flashlight may be operated for much longer periods of time than if the surroundings are
room temperature. When the head of the flashlight feels hot to the touch, turn the flashlight off and let it cool for a few
minutes. Just turn it on when looking, off when not. Don't make the mistake of putting it in your pocket when it is turned on.