SELZ Blacklight Reflector ДРУФЗ 125-1 (DRUFZ 125-1)

The majority of blacklight mercury lamps employ glass bulbs having the same shapes and dimensions as those used for standard general lighting mercury lamps, and are intended to produce an omnidirectional radiation pattern. This is not always convenient, because it is often desirable to produce a narrow and high-intensity beam of ultraviolet radiation.

In the simplest case this can be achieved with an aluminium reflector, which offers high reflectivity of UV-A wavelengths. However, the position of mercury arc tubes within their large outer bulbs is often poorly defined, and the resulting optical control leaves a lot to be desired. In Western countries this was addressed by using a standard clear mercury reflector lamp such as the H44GS-100 with a separate blacklight filter. That arrangement was cumbersome and required lamps to be used in a sealed housing to avoid leakage of visible light.

Around 1978 the Saransk Electric Lamp Plant developed this unique lamp having a reflector-shaped Wood's glass bulb with internal aluminiused mirror. Its powerful beam causes strong fluorescence in objects up to five metres away, and it was widely used for non-destructive inspection. The bulb appears to be internally frosted over part of its front face, perhaps to achieve a more uniform or broader beam. It is interesting to note the unusual electrode construction in the X-Ray image, in which a tungsten coil is slipped over a hairpin-shaped tungsten wire. In addition to this ДРУФЗ 125-1, in later years a ДРУФЗ 125-3 was made by Lisma. The differences are not known. Reflector blacklight lamps remained unique within the former Soviet Union, but fell into obsolescence when the principal Russian discharge lamp makers ceased operations around the turn of the century.
Manufacturer: СЭЛЗ (SELZ Saransk Electric Lamp Plant)
Lamp Power: 125 Watts
Lamp Current: 1.15 Amps
Lamp Voltage: 125 Volts
Cap Type: E27/36x30 Ni plated brass + porcelain
Bulb Type: R-125 R-40 in eighths/inch
Bulb Finish: Internally Aluminised Wood's Glass
Electrodes: Backwound Tungsten Double carbonate emitter
Atmosphere: Inner: Hg|Ar Outer: Nitrogen
Luminous Flux: <5 lm
Luminous Efficacy: <0.04 lm/W
UV-A Flux: 1.25 Wrad 320-400 nm
UV-A Irradiance: 35 W/m² @ 0.5m distance
Beam Angle: 15° @ 50% peak intensity
Chromaticity Co-ordinates: CCx: 0.395 CCy: 0.400
Rated Lifetime: 1500 hours
Warm-up & Re-strike Time: 3 minutes 3 minutes
Burning Position: Universal
Overall Length: 190 mm 7½ inches
Factory: Saransk Russia
Date of Manufacture: 1983 September Date Code: 0983
Original Value: Unknown
References: 1) Photoelectric measurement
2) Old-Lighting Russia ДРУФЗ 125-1
3) Old-Lighting Russia ДРУФЗ 125