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Author Topic: Florescent Lamp & Monitor/TV  (Read 7542 times)

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Leo Sump

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Florescent Lamp & Monitor/TV
« on: June 21, 2002, 10:04:36 pm »
Hello guys.  I am getting ready to light my marquee but I'm concerned about how a florescent lamp being so close to the monitor or tv (I haven't decided which yet) would make it have wavy lines through it.  Is this a valid concern?  If not, what stops this from occuring?

The reason I ask is because until I put my PC on a UPS anytime my house's kitchen lights went on my PC had wavy lines through it at various resolutions.
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Re: Florescent Lamp & Monitor/TV
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2002, 09:44:04 am »
It almost sound like your house is wired with too many things on one circuit.  Have you tried plugging the arcade cab into a different circuit and turning those same lights on?  I have a flourescent in my cab less than 6" from my monitor without any problem.
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Re: Florescent Lamp & Monitor/TV
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2002, 12:55:22 pm »
It is a valid concern.

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Re: Florescent Lamp & Monitor/TV
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2002, 03:59:44 am »
Better don't try halogen-lamps, they'll get incredible hot caged in your cabinet.
There are AC-filters out there which might cost about $10 -sorry, don't know how you call them in english, but I guess they would be worth a try, especially as your UPS helped, too. At least they are much cheaper. :)

Probable your kitchen-lamp only produces noise and gives it back to your powercircuits. Using a different circuit might help, too. Is it an old house? They tend more to have such problems - I live in an old house, too. Luckily it all seems to work, but kitchen, living-room and bedroom are all on the same circuit here which really sucks.
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Re: Florescent Lamp & Monitor/TV
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2002, 10:53:35 am »
my monitor did flicker when i used flusent light....then i bought cheap  ;D TUBE light from home depot...it comes with the thing where you put the TUBE LIGHT...its not very very powerfull..perfect because now the monitor is perfect...no flicker...good luck...
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Re: Florescent Lamp & Monitor/TV
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2002, 03:19:11 pm »
a smaller bulb/fixture is the easiest solution, I also lined the inside of the marquee opening with aluminum foil, it reflects some of the "waves"(?) from the light to keep th emonitor from flickering, and it lights up the marquee a little better.

Ignore the huge glare from the flash on my camera
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