[RFI] CFL's & UV - Hoax or Real? Real but Overstated?
k8ri at rogerhalstead.com
Tue Feb 24 04:42:50 EST 2009
> The claim of the researchers is 10x+ the UV radiation of a typical
If it's 10 the average incandescent it'd take some very sensitive
equipment to even know it's there.
IOW, just scare tactics. Even the big tubes close up give off very
little. I have 22 8' tubes in my shop and I don't even have a sun tan.
> I had trouble with the audio so could not make out a lot of the
>> 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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