Flourescents (was: What tools do you carry, always

From: John Foust <jfoust_at_threedee.com>
Date: Thu Dec 7 20:25:45 2000

At 04:20 PM 12/7/00 -0800, you wrote:
>Could somebody please explain to me how flourescent lamps work?
>They put out a LOT of UV light.
>So much so, that I thought that the name implied that they operated by a
>coating that flouresced under UV.

Yes, of course that's how flourescent lamps work. I think
they even still have mercury vapor in them. However, I questioned
whether the dinky little lamp in a scanner would zap a windowed
(and presumably stickered) EEPROM.

- John
Received on Thu Dec 07 2000 - 20:25:45 GMT

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