What passes for Shortwave UV-safe goggles?

The $8 pair of goggles that I received with my portable 4-Watt shortwave lamp have broke.

I'm wondering if I can save myself some money by using the multitude of other goggles I have for shooting, garage work, rock-hounding etc...

I'm just not sure about their UV-safe-ness...

Anybody know?

ktbrady's picture

Re: What passes for Shortwave UV-safe goggles?

I have seen that safety glasses made from polycarbonate lenses work well.  Typically you can find these at Home depor or Lowes.

dbshields's picture

Re: What passes for Shortwave UV-safe goggles?

 Many "safety" goggles will work well.  You can test eye protection by shining a short-wave lamp on a reactive substance, then place the goggles between the light and the substance.  If the reaction disappears, the goggles are blocking the UV and they should work well as protection. Inexpensive "shooting" goggles do work well.

Re: What passes for Shortwave UV-safe goggles?

One way to make sure you get UV safe glasses is to go to an automobile parts supply store. They sell (non-filtered) mini UV lights and safety glasses used to check for leaks in air conditioning systems.

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