[RFI] CFL's & UV - Hoax or Real? Real but Overstated?

W0MU Mike Fatchett w0mu at w0mu.com
Mon Feb 23 21:46:16 EST 2009

Some more than others.  I use them around the house and can't say that I
have noticed any difference. 

"A slip of the foot you may soon recover, but a slip of the tongue you may
never get over." Ben Franklin
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From: rfi-bounces at contesting.com [mailto:rfi-bounces at contesting.com] On
Behalf Of Dan Zimmerman N3OX
Sent: Monday, February 23, 2009 7:36 PM
To: rfi at contesting.com
Subject: Re: [RFI] CFL's & UV - Hoax or Real? Real but Overstated?

Well, I'm not going to watch a video, but here's a link to the FDA's page of
information on CFLs:


which says:

Do CFLs emit UV?

All fluorescent lamps emit some UV. Typical fluorescent lamps, including
CFLs, which consumers would encounter, emit very low levels of UV. In order
to measure any UV radiation from these lamps, very sensitive measuring
equipment must be used."
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