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Old 06-30-2005, 12:54 PM   #1
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UV Lights and Optical Media

I'm aware of the well documented cases of CD/DVD damage caused by UV rays from the sun. However, I was wondering if the light emitted from a blacklight would be enough to damage CDs? How about a blue cold cathode tube (as in a computer case)? I actually often use a cold cathode tube near my desk at night because I find it eases the strain on my eyes (and I enjoy the color). I just want to know if I'm destroying my optical media.
Old 06-30-2005, 03:22 PM   #2
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well, find a room (or closet), stick the light in, and pop in your favorite AOL CD that magically arrives in the mail a few times a year.
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Somehow, I haven't gotten one of those in a long time. But I may find myself in the position of doing just such an experiment: I just wasn't sure if anyone here knew for sure.


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