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UV-16 Counterfeit Detector

  • Much easier to detect fakes due to the intensity of the two patented high-efficiency UV bulbs
  • Better visibility of glowing security features because of the shaded “viewing box” area where documents are examined
  • 5 year warranty - heavy-duty steel construction and robust PC-board design

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What types of documents can the UV16 Authenticate?

The UV16 allows the user to authenticate the presence of invisible UV security features on many important documents, including: currency (US & foreign), credit cards, traveler checks, money orders, cashier’s checks, driver licenses, passports, social security cards, matricula consular, and numerous other items, such as vehicle title documents, birth certificates, casino chips and more.

What environments can the UV-16 be used in?

The UV-16 is designed for use in high-volume, highly-lit environments. The steel construction and carefully designed “viewing box” combine to enable the UV16 to withstand the normal wear-and-tear that may occur at a busy retail counter, while providing the user with the brightest and clearest possible view of the glowing security features made visible by the UV lights. 

What comes with the UV16 when I buy it?
  • Your UV16 will come with a 5-year warranty against manufacturing or material defect.
  • You will also receive training materials with full-color images to show you what to look for on different types of documents.
  • The high-efficiency UV tubes produce 30% more UV intensity than competitor products.
  • Our outstanding support means you can always reach us during business hour, whether by phone or email, we are here and will respond to your questions right away.



UV Lamp T5UV16-POS15 (enhanced) high-efficiency fluorescent ultraviolet
Input Current 120V AC
Dimensions Width: 6.75" (172.0 mm)
  Height: 6.0" (152.4 mm)
  Depth: 3.75" (95.25 mm)
Warranty Limited 5-year warranty
Material Construction Stainless Steel Housing
  HeavyDuty 12Guage Power Cord
  “Twist n’ Lock” bulb sockets

UV 16 Counterfeit Detector

Currency Reference Strip:


Strip shows proper positioning of UV security threads on $5, $10, $20, $50, and $100 U.S. currency.


Demo Video


Interactive Animation




The UV-16 counterfeit detection device is warranted to be free from material and workmanship defects, as long as the original purchaser owns the unit, during the life of the product. For purposes of this warranty statement, the "Life of the Product" is defined as five (5) years from the date of original purchase. Supplier's limit of liability under this warranty is to repair or replace the product at Supplier's option. Consequential costs such as, but not limited to, loss of use, loss of time or freight charges are not covered. Any product that has been abused, altered, tampered, or incorrectly operated is not covered. Product finish is excluded from this warranty. No other warranties are expressed or implied. We reserve the right to make changes in design, materials and specifications without prior notice.



Replacement Bulbs

T-5While you are ordering your counterfeit detector, you might want to think ahead to that time – 6 to 14 months in the future (depending on your usage) when you may need to replace the bulbs. IF you order now, you can save time and the money for shipping a separate package.




UV Driver License Reference Guide

Dl_GuideMaximize the value of your FraudFighter UV counterfeit detector by accessorizing with the companion booklet that shows what security features you should look for on the 48 different state licenses that currently contain a UV feature.






BriteStikThe BriteStik is an innovation by FraudFighter to enable easier, clearer viewing of UV security features on US banknotes. Sometimes, old, worn out or dirty notes may have difficult-to-see UV features. The BriteStik enhances the fluorescence, making it easier and quicker to authenticate US dollar bills.