Filtering ultraviolet from Xenon arc lamp

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Hello.

What sort of commonly accessible material can block harmful UV from a 150W Xenon arc lamp, without blocking much of visible light?

Lamp relative spectrum (a bit around 250nm, growing to a lot at 400nm):
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Enough UV should be blocked for the lamp to be usable as a regular household light source.
 

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UltrafastPED
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UV filtering on the cheap

Try a piece of polycarbonate. It's dirt cheap and it inherently filters out most UV.
Even the cheapest sunglasses can claim to block 100% of UV because they just use PC lenses.

Common trade name being Lexan.
 

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