Top 5 Things for Choosing A Best UV Black Light

How to Choosing A LED UV Black Light

In modern life, whether we are attending a fun party gathering or shooting a great video, a black light can always add a certain aesthetic appeal to our lives with its unique luminous design. They are suitable for a wide range of occasions, including interior decoration, or for outdoor entertaining, DJ lighting, party gatherings and more.

Blacklights have revolutionized the way we gather or display art installations, but how do you buy a suitable blacklight? What are the things we should consider before buying?

The main difference in how to choose a suitable black light is that it must be combined with your lighting needs. Perhaps you are unaware of the factors you must consider when buying a black light, here are the top 5 things you will have to consider.

1. Type of black light fixtures

The first thing to consider when buying black light is the type of lighting. Generally speaking, there are 4 common types of black light, light bulbs, light floodlights, light strips and light bars. You have to pick them in relation to your usage scenario. All 4 types of black light mentioned above can be widely used indoors or outdoors, for regular decoration or for party gatherings.

Black Floodlights

Black floodlights are mainly used in outdoor scenes such as DJ stages, concerts, and KTV. so there are different wattage sizes to choose from. Often they can also be used in small house parties where you may mainly need one or two lights with other lights.

Black Light Bulbs

UV Black Light Blubs

Black light bulbs are commonly used in interiors such as bedrooms and living rooms, as well as in existing light sockets in porches, lamp posts, lamps or terraces. Black light bulbs are very energy efficient as they are also a type of LED light.

Black Light Strips

UV Black Light Strip

Black light strips can be very decorative and these lights are perfect if used indoors. You can simply mount them on a wall or ceiling near an electrical outlet, or around a TV or computer desk. The black light bars are easy to install and easy to recycle, and you can also use them in outdoor scenarios.

Black Light Bars

UV Black Light Bars

This type of black light is also a type of floodlight, but because they are rectangular and shine for a longer length, many people use them outdoors, for example on patio walls, to shine from the bottom up for a wall-washing effect.

2. Lighting space

For normal small party gatherings or body painting shoots, black light strips, and black light bulbs are fine as short-range lighting. However, for long-distance remote use, such as hall to the room, black light bulbs, and black light strips tend to be less effective. For outdoor ranges, these can range from approximately 5m to 10m, when blacklight floodlights can be used.

3. Light intensity

A blacklight will not be as intense as a normal everyday light bulb, but the intensity of the exposure needs to be sufficient to be able to reflect paint or anything that needs to glow. It has a UV range of between approximately 385nm and 400nm.

4. Installation

UV Black Light Strips

Floodlights and light bars are relatively simple to install. However, black light bulbs and black light strips, for example, require consideration as to where they are to be installed, such as in the case of plain ceiling light trim, or require simple drilling or nailing in of fixings.

In addition to the type of light, you must also consider the materials required to install this part of the luminaire. You also need to consider the length of the power cable and whether it can reach the power outlet. If using it for outdoor use. You will also need to check that the product comes with an extendable cable.

5. Budget & Warranty

ONFORU's black lights range from $19.99 to $89.99, with different prices for different types. Therefore, you can choose according to your lighting needs, combined with your budget preferences.

There is also a warranty period representing the quality and durability of the black light. We recommend choosing the product with the longest warranty, ONFORU offers not only high-quality products but also a comprehensive after-sales service, for any ONFORU product we offer a two-year warranty.


If you want to install a blacklight indoors or outdoors, you can choose from ONFORU's blacklight series, or you can check out our guide mentioned above for buying reference. We hope this information will help you make the right choice when making your purchase.

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