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Did You Know Spectronics Corporation Used To Sell Dinosaur Bones?

on Wed, 12/10/2014 - 15:20

Did you know that Spectronics Corporation used to sell dinosaur bones and other prehistoric fossils? In 1963, we started selling fluorescent rocks, minerals, gems, and fossils. These were sold for educational purposes and included prehistoric fossils such as trilobites and dinosaur bones! The fossils and rocks were sold by what was known at the time as our Cooper Brothers Division.

What Not To Donate This Holiday Season

on Wed, 12/03/2014 - 15:14

The holiday season tends to motivate people to give back to their community by reaching out to those in need, but not all donations are appropriate. When sifting through our closets, making room before Black Friday shopping, we shouldn’t assume everything we no longer want is worthy of dropping off at Goodwill. We should know by now that those socks your big toenail destroyed belong in the trash, not a donation bin. In fact, any item typically worn underneath our clothes shouldn’t be donated unless they’re brand new. No one wants to touch a strangers undergarments let alone wear them. What else shouldn’t be donated? Check out our list!

Broken Toys: Imagine it’s Christmas morning and children all over the world are erupting out of bed in excessive glee. Now imagine that same glee suddenly leaving a child’s face as they realize the toy they just unwrapped is broken. It’s not a pretty sight. Instead, donate the toys that were hardly played with or spend a few dollars on a brand new one.

Old Prescription Medication: It might be thought that someone without medical insurance would really appreciate leftover medication, and perhaps they would. That is, until they’re put in the hospital for misdiagnosing themselves. Best case scenario, the medication is so old that it’s useless and has no effect on them. Instead, donate unopened cold medicine and aspirin.

Expired Food: Just because some of us don’t mind our yogurt a little chunky, doesn’t mean the rest of the world is on the same page. Check the date when shuffling through the pantry! Or instead, purchase extra canned goods a week or two before making a donation.

Leftover Halloween Candy: Seriously, just save it for next year. Instead, donate healthy snacks.

Old Technology: If it’s old and useless to us, then it’s still old and useless to those in need. Technology changes faster than most of us can keep up with. Those in need shouldn’t be forced to be technologically trapped in the 90’s, listening to CD’s and carrying around beepers. Instead, donate money to an organization focused on technological advancement for communities in need.

Dirty Clothes: A simple pass or fail sniff test should do the trick. If you have to take the article of clothing out of your laundry basket, it’s an automatic fail. It wouldn’t hurt to do a quick load of laundry before dropping off a donation though.

Broken Appliances: We can’t re-gift that toaster the in-laws left under our tree last year because the knob fell off when we took it out of the box. And our old A/C unit has a small leak and has been sitting in the garage the past 3 summers. If we’re planning to donate them, our intentions must be to cruelly waste some poor volunteer’s time as they sift through our garbage. Repair it or toss it. (Click here to get more information on fixing that A/C unit!)
Half Used Toiletries: That lotion we bought on clearance that smells a little funky, or the hair gel that turns our hair white. All perfectly fine to use, just not something we’d use. The only problem is we did use them, and donating them would just be wrong. Instead, donate the necessities such as an unused bar of soap or toothbrush.

This holiday season, Spectronics Corporation has been working with the Westbury Neighborhood Association, donating food and toys to those in need in our community. We encourage you to reach out to them or a food pantry in your area with your own contributions.  You can make a difference to a family in need!

Super-Powerful Blue Light LED Inspection Kit Ideal for Crime-Scene Investigation

on Tue, 12/02/2014 - 13:07

Spectronics Corporation’s OFK-450A Blue Light LED Forensic Inspection Kit features the super-powerful, portable and rechargeable OPTIMAX™ 450 LED flashlight. It’s ideal for crime-scene investigation, gathering potential evidence and laboratory work.

The super-high intensity, 450 nm blue light LED lamp easily reveals bodily fluids, biological stains and latent fingerprints, as well as pattern wounds, hair and fibers. Its internal dome lens ensures optimum light uniformity, which is especially beneficial for forensic photography.

The lamp features “instant-on” operation, reaching full power

UV LED Leak Detection Flashlight Easily Spots All Aviation Fluid Leaks!

on Tue, 12/02/2014 - 11:42

The Spectroline®OPTI-LUX™ 365 (part no. OLX-365) is a powerful LED leak detection flashlight that provides UV light for optimal fluorescent dye response. It’s ideal for all aviation fluid system applications.

The OPTI-LUX 365 is more than twice as powerful as most corded, high-intensity UV lamps. It works with Spectroline®Aero-Brite™ universal fluorescent dye, producing a brilliant glow that makes all leaks easier to locate. The flashlight pinpoints even the most elusive leaks the first time and every time. Aviation technicians will appreciate the time it saves in diagnostic analysis!


Leaks in Oil-Based Fluid Systems Can’t Hide from this Powerful Industrial Leak Detection Kit

on Tue, 12/02/2014 - 11:14

The Spectroline®OLK-444 Industrial Leak Detection Kit is a powerful kit that pinpoints leaks in any size oil-based fluid system. It quickly and accurately locates leaks in hydraulic systems, compressors, engines, gearboxes and fuel systems, preventing expensive equipment breakdowns and potential environmental problems.

The kit features the OPTI-LUX™ 400 violet light LED leak detection flashlight. It has power comparable to high-intensity 150-watt lamps. The unit is compact, lightweight and rechargeable.

UV EPROM/Wafer Erasing Systems Perfect for High-Volume Production Requirements

on Tue, 12/02/2014 - 09:23

The Spectroline® PC-9920A UV EPROM/Wafer Erasing System is engineered to meet high-volume production requirements. It has an operating UV intensity that is up to 60% greater than competitors’ systems. Its nominal 254 nm irradiance of 70,000 µW/cm² over a 36 x 24 in (91.4 x 61 cm) erasing area ensures fast and complete erasure of programmed memory from every EPROM, chip or wafer — in as little as 90 seconds!

The cabinet’s extra wide and deep drawer, measuring 36.75 x 28 x 1.75 in (93.3 x 71.1 x 4.4 cm), provides for easy loading of wafers, PC boards, open-faced stocking tubes and metric cards.

Mini Viewing Cabinet Produces BIG Results!

on Mon, 12/01/2014 - 16:58

The compact, lightweight CM-10MP mini viewing cabinet is perfect for any type of laboratory application requiring high-contrast fluorescence analysis.  It is also excellent for viewing TLC plates and for quality control inspection of PC boards.

Weighing only 4 lbs. (1.8 kg), it can be conveniently carried from place to place.  With its compact dimensions of 8.75W x 10L x 4.5”H (22.2W x 25.4L x 11.4 cm H), this space-saving unit can fit easily in cramped areas.

The CM-10MP is made of molded, high-impact plastic for rugged durability.

UV-A LED Panel Flood Lamps Ideal for NDT Inspection

on Mon, 12/01/2014 - 15:02

Spectronics Corporation offers the PowerMAX™ 365 Series UV-A LED flood lamps. Each lamp features a panel of 16 powerful UV-A (365 nm) LEDs specially engineered for non-destructive testing applications. These versatile, stationary light sources can be installed overhead or in-line, and can be connected together to provide an even wider coverage area.

The PowerMAX 365 Series lamps are available in four models: high-intensity and standard-intensity versions, each with or without a black light filter. The two high-intensity lamps produce a nominal steady-state UV-A intensity of 8,000 µW/cm² at 15

Did You Know Over 50 MILLION Americans Struggle To Put Food On The Table?

on Tue, 11/25/2014 - 16:22