Quote Originally Posted by bmac
What SPF would you have to wear while working with a 1000w HID bulb?
At work the platemaking units that used UV light sources had curtains to block exposure to the operator. It's also recommended to use yellow UV blocking glasses when working with such bright UV sources, see the dentists office when they UV cure that polymer filling. UV gun has an orange filter ring around it and the operator wears the glasses.
Upshot is if you build a high output UV light source for your alternative processes you really do need to take steps to protect yourself, especially your eyes, from the higher energy light.