Purchase a combo kit and save 5%! Combo kit includes: lamp, quartz sleeve, and O-Rings.
The Sterilight traditional UV systems use the Sterilume-EX UV lamps. These lamps are a low pressure, regular intensity mercury vapour lamp. They utilize 425 mA of current to fire at a 254nm wavelength of light. At a wavelength of 254nm microorganisms are inactivated, therefore the water becomes disinfected. Sterilume-EX UV lamps have a proprietary stepped 4 pin configuration which couples with the ballast connector. The Sterilight UV lamps hold a one year warranty. NOTE: O-Rings are sold separately and require annual replacement.
Sterilight's Platinum series, Platinum HW (hot water) series and the new Cobalt series incorporate the Sterilume-HO (high output) lamps. These lamps feature an advanced proprietary coating allowing for consistent UV output over the entire life of the lamp, which is one year or 9000 hours. These high output lamps have a uniform temperature distribution allowing for consistant UV output at critical applications such as cold water and consistent flow conditions. They also offer more UV energy in a smaller, more compact space. All Sterilight UV lamps have a full one-year warranty.
TOC lamps can be used as a method of TOC (total organic carbon) reduction in ultra-pure applications. These lamps aid in destroying toxins or unwanted organic chemicals from waste water using a wavelength of light at 185 nm.
*NOTE: TOC systems are no longer available; however, Fresh Water Systems will continue to carry replacement components for the systems that are in the field.
The Sterilight ozone lamps are designed to emit UV light at 185nm wavelength in order to produce ozone for ozonation. Manufactured from the same high grade fused silica as the Sterilight UV disinfection lamps, these lamps have a one year warranty and can be used in both spa and pool applications.
Replace O-Ring annually to prevent a bypass. Replace UV lamp annually to maintain UV intensity. Clean or replace Quartz Sleeve regularily to keep glass free of deposits (eg iron, calcium).
All Sterilight® ballasts have an electronic design, offering constant current output to the UV lamps. This constant current allows for consistent UV output, which is what makes for an ideal UV system. The Sterilight ballasts are designed to deal with variations in voltage and frequency, as well as protect the UV system from electrical transients (brown-outs and current spikes). All Sterilight® ballasts and controllers offer both an audible and visual alarm (with the Copper series being the exception, having only a visual alarm), allowing for simple troubleshooting in the field. All Sterilight / R-Can electronic ballasts hold electrical certification from a recognized third party (ie.CSA) before going out to the customer.
A solenoid valve is an electromagnetic device which moves a plunger up and down when a current is passed through a coil that surrounds the plunger. The solenoid is a valve which is required to default to a desired position, referred to as fail-safe, upon loss of power or a major alarm condition (a drop in UV intensity). Therefore the water flow will cease if there is a loss in power, a lamp failure or a loss of UV dose, giving added security to your Sterilight UV system.
The Sterilight® UV Sensors are engineered to read a wavelength of 254nm and are calibrated to give an alarm condition when the UV intensity drops below 50%. Not all Sterilight® models come equipped with a sensor but they are highly recommended.
A flow restrictor is a device with no moving parts which simply restricts the flow. All Sterilight UV systems are designed to deliver a specific UV dose at a specific flow rate. Flow rates outside the design flow can be achieved in each model, however you must remember that the UV dose will then be compromised and a bacteria leak can possibly occur. We offer a wide variety of flow restrictors manufactured from stainless steel. The flow is then controlled by a specially designed orifice that is inserted in the body of the flow restrictor.
The Sterilight Gold and the SUV series all have the capability of being monitored via a remote alarm giving both an audible and visual display. This type of alarm indicates the UV intensity, and total number of running hours. The UV system must be a monitored in order to be capable of a giving a read-out on a remote alarm.
The detachable power cord will depend on where the Sterilight® system is being installed and the voltage requirement. Please ensure that you have ordered the correct power cord.
We maintain an extensive inventory of Sterilight (R-Can) Replacement Parts including UV bulbs/lamps, quartz sleeves, electronic ballasts, solenoid valves, UV sensors, flow restrictors, remote alarms and power cords. If you are looking for an item not listed here, please contact us.
Bare skin contact with the quartz envelope must be avoided. Compounds from the skin when heated on lamps operating at 600 to 850˚c will form permanent etching (devitrification) on the quartz surface, decreasing UV energy transmission. A contaminated lamp eventually will overheat, causing premature failure. Alcohol wipes and rubber gloves are included with every purchase of a quartz sleeve or lamp. NOTE: In case of contact with bare skin, decontaminate lamp with alcohol wipe before returning to use.