4. What are the different lights used for? The short version…

  • Light Applications:
    • Daylight:
      • Mimics sunlight for a natural stone appearance.
    • Incandescent:
      • Replicates the typical incandescent light for stones with color-changing properties (e.g., alexandrite, some garnets, and sapphires).
    • Infrared Light:
      • The light isn’t as bright underground and more tolerable to your companion who may not be expecting a bright light after their eyes have adjusted to less light. The red light doesn’t travel as far, so it isn’t visible for long distances if exploring at night and not wanting to draw undue attention to yourself..
    • Longwave (A) UV 395 nm and Longwave (A1) UV 365 nm:
      • There is a whole world of fluorescence from minerals to evidence gathering. Consult google or your local mineral club for specific stone experiments, examinations and applications.
    • Blue Amber Inspection Light:
      • Utilized for differentiating between natural and artificial amber, examining jade and agates for flaws and cracks. I find it more useful than the brighter daylight or incandescent lights, and it seems to “dye” the flaws and cracks with the blue light, while not blinding you with a bright light if you are examining the agate or jade with the light passing through the stone, and I’ve also experienced the “blue light” inducing fluorescent reactions in certain stones.

3. How do the buttons work?

  • Button Functions:
    • The UV button (closest to the USB port) cycles through UV Spectrums and an intense Blue light:
      • 1st click: UV365 Wave
      • 2nd click: UV395 Longwave
      • 3rd click: Blue inspection light
      • 4th click: OFF
      • Subsequent clicks cycle through the spectrums.
    • The other button operates similarly, cycling through two intensities each of:
      • Bright daylight
      • Dimmed daylight
      • Bright incandescent light
      • Dimmed incandescent light
      • Bright infrared light
      • Dimmed infrared light
    • Smart feature on the natural light side allows holding the button to dim the light. Holding for about 3 seconds activates a flash, and the next click turns off the lamp.

2. How do I use the condenser cones?

  • Condenser Cone Attachment:
    • For detailed stone examination, attach the condenser cones provided. Snap them securely onto the torch end, no need to use the threads.
    • The rubber grommet ensures the cones stay in place during use.
    • When not in use, store the condenser cones in the provided box to keep them organized.

1. When/how to charge GemOLight?

  • Charging:
    • The GemOLight features a charging indicator: a red light under the power button signals the need for a charge.
    • Utilize the provided standard USB C cable to charge. Connect it to the USB port located next to the buttons.
    • Once fully charged, the red light will turn green. The GemOLight has been tested for over 1200 charge cycles, ensuring longevity. Charging it every three days should sustain its functionality for 10 years or more.