Fluroscent lighting question
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Fluroscent lighting question

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hey..are fluroscent bulbs bad for action figures ? what other lights apart from sunlight should be avoided?

Posted by Shan
on Tuesday, February 23, 2010
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Shan -
Thursday, February 25, 2010
@ necrophiliac

hahaha :P

thanks for all the replies! I' d like to mention then they're in their respective packages only...will that thin plastic suffice? or are there chances of the figure beign damaged inside? and fluroscent lights emit UV rays??? :O
G1-Toys -
Thursday, February 25, 2010
be careful with those old stormtroopers CplHicks direct light can speed up the chemical reactions in those old white figures and turn them yellow over time.
Same as all those old Jetfires and stormshadows.
G1-Toys -
Thursday, February 25, 2010
I would go with LED lighting its cheap, energy efficient and doesn't give of the heat or UV that incandescent lighting does.
If you are going to use florescent or incandescent lighting its a good idea to have a sheet of plastic between your figures and your light source, as plastic blocks most of the harmful UV where as glass won't unless it is specially treated which is very expensive.
You can get sheets of acrylic plastic for cheap at any home depot like store for cheap.
CplHicks -
Thursday, February 25, 2010
I have a display cabinet that have as built in light in the top.

On the very top shelf I display my Vintage Star Wars figures.

I don't know if the light would hurt them. However I the therorise that it would hurt them so I don't turn it on unless I'm showing the cabenit to somebody.

I do think that if your figures are close to a light bulb the heat may warp them or their assorcies.

So in short I do not know if it hurts but I do think it does but I have no proof.
Necaphiliac -
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Too be honest I have know clue
Green Skin -
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Well...does it?
Only if it's Puck-Hulk
PUNISHMENT5411 -
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
When it comes to action figures, there are no silly questions except for; "does this 3 3/4' Hulk fit in with my Marvel Legends line?" :lol:



Well...does it?
Necaphiliac -
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
When it comes to action figures, there are no silly questions except for; "does this 3 3/4' Hulk fit in with my Marvel Legends line?"
Shan -
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
oh alright...thanks bob
bobtheodd -
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Not really. I just don't know. I do know direct sun light is a no-no for most things, as it fade the color of just about anything. Not sure about the bulbs though.
Shan -
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
silly question? lol
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