The American DJ Black 24BLB is one of the top rated Black Lights on the market – and arguably the best bang for your buck. Made by American DJ, an international company who’s been dealing lighting equipment since 1985, this light comes in at around $15-20 and is a great all-purpose black light for home use.
The fixture boasts a 2 foot long bulb and does best in small to medium sized rooms (12’x12′ or so). It’s a popular light for bedrooms, bathrooms and smaller basements. It’s a good light for illuminating posters as long as you are able to position in just right. It is quiet (no hum, like some models) and puts out relatively little heat.
For the moderately handy, there are mounting holes for attaching to walls or ceilings. It does have a shorter chord – some have reported the cord being 2-3 feet long in stead of the 6 foot cord promised by the manufacturer. You may want to plan on using an extension cord either way.
Some have had issues with the light puttering out after a few uses but most give this model high reviews.
In our experience, having 2 black lights on either side of the room yields the best results!
Features (From the Manufacturer)
- Reflectors for super high output!
- Assembled with tube & fixture
- 6 ft. cord
- On/Off switch
- Lamp: (model: BLACK-TUBE) 20W black light
- Actual fixture dimensions: 29.5″ x 3.25″ x 2.25″
- 120V or 220V operation
- UV Lamp Wavelength: always between 390-410 nm