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In addition to the white light, this has a very effective UV light (not all UV lights in loupes are effective!) for examining stamps, banknotes, gemstones etc (there are many uses, see our article about UV lights).
Light is as important as magnification, without a good light the best loupe is of little use. Sitting at a desk this isn't a problem, use any table light; working as a gemmologist you will have your own light source, but working at dimly-lit auction halls or early morning markets - you will need a light!
The light in this loupe is in the form of a 'rim' all the way around the lens, which is much better than 'spot' lights which can cause reflections and make it more difficult to see.
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10X20 triplet loupe with UV light + white rim of light: what replacement batteries does this loupe require? Unfortunately we have lost the old batteries which were spent and we need to replace them! Many thanks.
It takes three batteries, size 395.
It's a standard button battery, anywhere selling watch batteries will have these.
When you change them, take care not to break the battery contact in the loupe.