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shatterproof lamp coatings

shatterproof coating service

Using Adtex-S™ shatterproof lamp coating, we offer a fast and flexible coating service for all styles of UVA, UVC and fluorescent lamps, to make your standard lamps IEC 61549 compliant for use in glass free environments.


Small and large batches of lamps can be shatterproofed quickly to meet the demands of our customers, and we pride ourselves on the flexibility of the service offered.

We also supply against scheduled call off orders and will hold a stock of our customer's shatterproofed lamps. This enables you to offer your customers an excellent level of customer service.

​​​​​​​The coating material is FEP and the thickness is compliant with the ‘fragment retention lamp standard’ IEC/BS EN 61549.


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Standard Lamp Sizes

  • T5, T8, T10 and T12 - UVA, UVC and Triphosphur

  • Compact U type (Linx, PLL)

  • Circline

Why Use FEP for Shatterproof Lamp Coatings?

FEP is both transparent to UVA and UVC light and totally resistant to it, as well as being temperature resistant. Therefore, it makes an excellent material for shatterproofing UVA and UVC lamps.

The FEP coating will outlast the life of the lamp, where other inferior plastic coverings embrittle or discolour under the effect of the UV radiation. If the lamp suffers damage the glass is contained in the shrunk-on jacket.

Loss of UVA and UVC light is much less than with other polymer coatings. For our usual shatterproof lamp coatings, loss of UVA is around 4% and UVC is 11%. We know of no other suitable flexible coatings that provide a smaller loss of UV.

We recommend that lamps are changed after the manufacturer's specified working hours as the output does deteriorate over time.

To discuss your exact requirements, contact our customer service team:

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