I hope to make a UV light source.
I'm starting with a box that used to be a lightbox. The inside is 36 inches long and 13.5 wide and holds two tubes. I had a piece of plexiglass on it to soften the light when viewing negs. It's 4.5 inches deep.
My plan is to replace the two tubes with a UV or blacklight tube from the hardware store. Add a timer to the plug, remove the plexi and I'm off to the races.
Here are my questions.... will two tubes be enough? .... without the plexi softening things will I get uneven exposure? ... am I missing something major but don't see it? .... am I way out in left field on this idea?