CON-TROL-CURE®'s SHUTTERED UV LAMP REFLECTOR HOUSING features patented Design and fully focused geometry.
Incorporating a ¾ reflector, dual end reflectors, plus reflectors mounted inside the shutters, the Lighthouse produces 20% more cure energy than standard reflector designs. With the addition of a v-shaped reflector positioned directly above the lamp, energy is redirected around the quartz tube and to the ¾ reflector. Supported by a multi-rib network designed in CAD with a Light Ray tracing tool to ensure proper focus, the ¾ reflector gathers all available energy and directs it onto the substrate's surface for optimal performance. Field evaluations have indicated 20% additional cure energy is being received at the substrate surface as compared to competitive systems. Unique air flow design maximizes lamp efficiency By replacing the aluminum extrusion found in most UV lamp housings with the multi-rib network, the Lighthouse's air flow pattern permits unobstructed cooling throughout the housing. The Lighthouse's innovative v-shaped reflector is also supported in a manner to create an air channel along the inside of the reflector. As the air is directed along the reflector so as not to interfere with lamp performance, overall efficiency is maintained. Fan-blown air also flows along the outside of the reflector so both sides are cooled simultaneously. In addition, since energy which accumulates around the quartz tube turns into unwanted infrared, the redirection of trapped energy by the v-shaped reflector further dissipates heat within the housing.