PACOIMA, CALIF. (June 1, 1997) -- JKL Components Corporation, a national leader in the design and manufacture of miniature lamps and lighting accessories, today announced a major breakthrough in ultraviolet flourescent lamp design: The new BF325-UV1 narrow spectrum sub-miniatire lamp has a diameter of only 3mm, and is just 25mm long. operating voltage and current are 140Vrms and 2.5mArms respectively. Lamp wattage is .35W typically, and its peak wavelength is 365nm. Lamp output is .25 microwatts/cm? at 25.4mm. lamp life (to 50% of initial output) is estimated at 5000 hours. The announcement was made by JKL president and technical director, Joseph S. Velas, who noted that the preliminary market testing of the new UV lamps has been very positive, and that strong interest has been shown in markets ranging from public health and safety to currency verification, as well as the environmental sciences and the printing industry. "We are very proud of this design effort," Velas stated, "because it satisfies a rapidly increasing need for compact, reliable means for ultraviolet examination of applications ranging from detection of contamination and dead insects in foods to verification of ticket authenticity for amusement parts and theaters. "This new lamp series, available in lengths of either 25 or 50mm, provides designers with a very compact, rugged and long-lived solution for flourescing application-specific materials," Velas continued. "This makes them ideal for portable, stationary and hand-held applications in the security and verification, food processing, pharmaceutical, public health, environmental sciences, medicine, and spectral characterization industries. The lamp output is primarily within the 352 to 386nm range, peaking at 365nm. Power consumption ranges from 0.5 to one watt, provided by a series of JKL power inverters with input ranges from 5 to 24VDC. Starting voltage at 25?C is 350Vrms. Pricing for the new BF325-UV1 narrow spectrum flourescent lamps are as low as $3.50 in quantities of 1000. inverter prices begin at $5.50 in similar quantities, for initial, for initial delivery in three to six weeks. JKL Components Corporation is a just-in-time supplier to many of the nation's leading high-volume users of lamps and accessories in the industry, with over 5000 standards available from stock. The product line includes miniature cold cathode (CCFL), hot cathode (HCFL) and ultraviolet (UV) flourescent lamps. JKL is also a leading producer of wedge base lamps, LED indicators, miniatire PC board lighting, quartz halogen lamps, aircraft lamps, and automotive lighting and displays. For additional information, please contact Joseph S. Velas, president of JKL Components Corporation, 13343 Paxton Street, Pacoima, CA 91331. Telephone 818 896-0019. Fax 818 897-3056. . Email .