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GlowTorch™ FN Forensic Lights

Portable, compact & powerful, ideal for forensic nurses

Designed with the forensic nurse examiner in mind

Our GlowTorch™ FN forensic light was custom designed with the forensic nurse examiner in mind.  Compact, waterproof, drop proof, and easy to use.  The 470nm wavelength is the most useful single wavelength for forensic nursing applications.  Now available in different wavelengths (see our Forensic Light Sources) and for use with our PHOrensicCAM products.

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Compact, powerful, waterproof, rugged

Measuring only 5 inches (12.5cm) x 1 inch (2.5cm) and weighing only 5 oz (135 gm), this compact light is easy to handle, yet very powerful.  Powered by a rechargeable Li-Ion battery, it is waterproof for easy decontamination, and rugged to withstand a 6 foot drop test.    Yet it has many other features:

  • Easy tap on/off switch
  • Adjustable light intensity settings
  • New magnetic charging portal
  • Even illuminated field of view
  • Multiple LED narrow bandwidth
  • Up to 4 hours of continuous use on a single charge

470nm and other wavelengths

470nm is an ideal wavelength for forensic nursing applications, as it can be effectively used for the following applications:

  • Detection of potential biological fluids.  They fluoresce very strongly under a 470nm wavelength of light, and far less with other lotions and materials, particularly when compared to a UV light
  • 470nm light is able to penetrate deeper below the skin surface, and a greater amount is available to be absorbed by chromophores in bruises and by strangulation, ligature and other marks, than other lower wavelength lights
  • Less light is absorbed by competing substances, such as melanin, meaning more light is available for bruises and other marks for greater contrast
  • Gunshot residue fluoresces at this wavelength, but not at lower wavelengths
  • Invisible security inks will fluoresce at this wavelength
  • Pen ink and tattoos are often more visible at this wavelength

We also supply the GlowTorch™FN at these other wavelengths (see our Forensic Light Section): UV (365nm), white, 415nm, 505nm, 525nm, IR (infrared)

Available individually or as kits

The GlowTorch™FN 470nm light is available in different formats to meet your needs:

  • Standalone light with two rechargeable batteries, USB charging cable and adapter
  • As a kit that also includes the above, a carry case, two pair of our orange nylon framed goggles, and one pair of our wraparound orange goggles
  • As a complete kit that includes the above, with a carry case, an orange 22 camera filter, adjustable clamp to position the GlowTorch™ to free up your hands to take pictures, plus training and training materials