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Glowing Fluro's

PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 8:30 pm
by stevo@regenagr
When you want to 'keep' the light on when the light switch is turned off, buy some glow in the dark reflective tape and wrap this around your fluros (long ones work best). They will emit light for up to 4 hours, ideally suited to rooms where lights are regularly turned on and off or simply left on.

Re: Glowing Fluro's

PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 3:49 pm
by Tracker
stevo@regenagr wrote:When you want to 'keep' the light on when the light switch is turned off, buy some glow in the dark reflective tape and wrap this around your fluros (long ones work best). They will emit light for up to 4 hours, ideally suited to rooms where lights are regularly turned on and off or simply left on.


Interesting idea, but does it not reduce the light intensity, when you need the light fully on?

Re: Glowing Fluro's

PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 11:08 am
by taggertycyclist
What a clever idea!

I know the sort of stuff you mean. There's a certain brand of glow-in-the-dark bedroom accoutrement that works like that.

How about this one...

I drove home last night after a weird trip into Melbourne last night, and all those darned red and white reflectors the road authorities now insist on putting along guard rails and the like, were very bright and mesmerising at the same time (boy, was I tired when I got home).

Anyway, a couple of strips of 3M white reflective tape on either side of fluoro lights (on, say, the light's metal box or on the ceiling) might be enough to increase the light intensity in the room with one instead of two tubes.

It's not something i've actually done, but have thought about.