Try to avoid a UV flashlight with a wavelength of 395 or 400 nm. They are less useful in finding pet urine because they are emitting blacklight that is very close to visible light. For best results, we recommend going with a UV flashlight with 365 to 385 nm UV lights.
The best device you can use to detect cat urine is a UV flashlight with a wavelength of 365 nm to 385 nm.
Vitamin A and the B vitamins thiamine, niacin, and riboflavin are strongly fluorescent. Try crushing a vitamin B-12 tablet and dissolving it in vinegar. The solution will glow bright yellow under a black light.
Rather than putting your nose to the floor trying to discover where that smell is coming from, you can find dried urine stains on carpet and furniture with a blacklight. Unleash your inner scientist and scan the light on your floors to find the stains.
Petroleum jelly, such as Vaseline, which glows bright blue under a black light. Ripe bananas glow fluorescent blue under a black or ultraviolet lamp.
For best results, the room should be as dark as possible. Pet urine will glow under the Spot Spotter HD Light, revealing the source of the odor.
Colors That Glow Under Black Light- Whites. White paper, paint and fabrics are treated with fluorescent additives to make them brighter.
Yellows. Bright yellows paints and fabrics will glow, due to the additives to make them bright.
A very small amount of natural sapphires (sapphires can be any color except red) can glow under UV light. Natural colorless, pink, or occasionally blue sapphires with low iron content (iron is fluorescent quencher) can glow red, pink, or orange in long-wavelength UV light.
Reddish orange manganese glass is sometimes called “persimmon glass.” Manganese Dioxide (MnO2) was also used to decolorize glass containing iron impurities, or to stabilize the color of glass so it wouldn’t shift over time. Glass that contains manganese glows green, red, orange, or peach under black light.
Did you know that there is a type of glass that glows? It may sound like something out of science fiction, but it’s real and has been around for centuries. Known as uranium glassware, this special substance emits an eerie green shine when placed under a black light.
A couple components contribute to feline urine odor. First, cat urine tends to be more concentrated than human urine — and even dog urine. Like other species’ urine, cat urine contains urea, ammonia, uric acid and creatinine. These are natural waste products of protein breakdown.
Thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, fluids and vitamins shine under black light. Urine, semen and blood contain fluorescent molecules, so they also show up under black light. Interestingly, some cleaners and laundry detergents, scorpions, tonic water and antifreeze and teeth whiteners all also glow under black light.
Unfortunately, black lights won’t be able to offer most plants the amount of light required for functioning growth. Plants use sunlight by converting solar energy into food through a process known as photosynthesis.
Sanitation. Black lights are a useful tool when checking how sanitary a hotel room or public restroom is, as a black light will reveal any urine, semen, feces and saliva hiding out in the last places you’d want to find them.
Using the sun has been a popular method of stain removal for nappies, and many believe that the sun sanitises. With enough of a decent detergent, adequate agitation, and if needed a laundry booster, stains will be removed by the washing machine.
In the same way, many bodily fluids will fluoresce and show up under a blacklight, including pet urine! Because blacklights work well at illuminating urine accidents, pet parents have started to use them instead of their noses.
Stains that reappear as a result of residue originate within the carpet fibers themselves. In these cases, some of the shampoo, soap or other cleaning agent used in a traditional cleaning process was left behind in your carpet. Even after the carpet dries, the residue will remain.
Examples of gemstones that can show fluorescence are topaz, opals, rubies, diamonds, citrine, and various colored sapphires. Not every one of these gemstones will fluoresce. Fluorescence is typically a rare occurrence in most kinds of gemstones.