UV and IR Emission, Lamp Safety of WideTEK and Bookeye Scanners

There are concerns about the light sources of scanners harming precious, old and fragile documents. It is well known that excessive exposure to sunlight and other artificial lights can harm and potentially alter material to be scanned; such as paper documents, paintings and other objects.

Other concerns are about the safety of the operators. High levels of UV or IR radiation can cause harm to the human eye. Sudden exposure to high levels of visible light may not be harmful but can be extremely annoying thus reducing operator satisfaction and productivity.

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