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NNTP-Posting-Date: Mon, 18 Nov 2002 20:54:15 -0600
From: "Arthur Jernberg"
Subject: Re: Bright Light Source and TV Tube
Date: Mon, 18 Nov 2002 21:54:17 -0500
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Negative!! However it may cause a nice "After Glow".
Ever walk up to a tele and shine a bright flashlight at the face of the crt
in a dark room?/ That also excites the phosphers in the coating and will
produce after glow.
"Jacques St-Pierre" wrote in message
> Hello Gang,
> A question: Did someone know if a bright light source approximatly 8 foot
> over a TV tube can damage the phosor in the tube?
> The situation: I have a Sony Wega TV set in the same room I use to grow
> house plant. I use a couple of 400watts metal halide and Sodium lamp.
> lamps are aournd 8 foot over the TV, so the tube is quite illumated. For
> sure I close the lamp when using the TV, but I am not sure if the lamp can
> cause any deterioration to the tube. I know the light source will alter
> paint color, even the TV plastic housing color but what can append to the
> Any comments will be welcome.
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