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Beware the Hidden Evil of the CFL Bulb
I moved recently. In the new basement, have been using Compact Fluorescent Bulbs. I did in the old basement too. Though I did not use the Daylight versions. And, the shelving I had was a greater distance from the actual product I had stored.
So I'm down there last night looking at some stuff and I notice one shelf of some higher priced box sets of LEGO look...faded a little. On the sides mainly, where they were facing a bulb around 3-4 feet away. One box was 2 inches out, so I pulled it out more and dagnabbit there was a definite muted color, showing what appeared to be UV damage.
You would think I would already be aware of something like this, but I wasn't. I've stored stuff for over 15 years and never had this happen. So I looked it up. Apparently the bulbs can have something in them fail and the UV output can increase. Shit. I started looking around my basement. Some damn good products now are permanently damaged. Sucks.
Now I need to research the best bulbs to use for interior lighting as far as UV.
Anyone else ever have this problem?
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