New York-based Spectronics Corp. manufactures a number of tools, dyes and accessories to help the hvacr technician in diagnosing and spotting those hard-to-find system leaks. The company recently added the Titan® Stinger® to its line up. The Titan Stinger is a cordless air-conditioning and refrigeration leak detection flashlight. It uses a patented UV/Blue™ filter lens technology to provide more useable leak detection light. Compact and portable, it allows technicians to find leaks in tight spots. The flashlight is only 7 3/8-in. long and weighs 8.7 ounces. The working range is up to 12 ft. A polymer housing includes a nonslip grip and a spare bulb is included in the tail cap. A rechargeable NiCad battery runs for up to four hours between uses.
Also new for leak detection from Spectronics is the patent-pending Maxima™ 3500 UV lamp. This lamp makes leak detection dye glow brighter, allowing leaks to be spotted easily, even in daylight. Using micro discharge light technology, Spectronics said the lamp’s 35-watt bulb produces up to 1O times more light than a conventional 100-watt bulb used for the same purpose. The lamp comes with an instant on/off/restrike, reducing inspection time. The bulb is prefocused at the factory for ideal performance.