Black Lights Bad For Collection?

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  1. Metal Chaos

    Metal Chaos The Spark of Chaos

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    Can a black light be bad for a TF collection? Will it cause them to yellow the same way a normal fluorescent light will?
     
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    Normal flourescents shouldn't cause much yellowing. UV radiation is the cuprit.

    A blacklight is extremely high UV radiation. I would not recommend it at all for any kind of prolonged exposure.
     
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    ^QFT. but if you are smart, i think a small one that you use once or twice a year for less than 5 minutes, should be okay. i mean, flip off room light, Black Light on, friends say, "groovy" and you cut it off and move along.

    but on that G2 collection, all ya need is some herb and a Beatles CD....
    so far out, man. forget yellow submarines, you got dayglo robots
     
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    Don't florescent lights emit a lot more UV rays than incandescent bulbs? Cause a blacklight is just florescent bulbs with everything but the UV blocked. Florescent bulbs should have just as much UV, along with the rest of the light spectrum.
     
  5. Metal Chaos

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    Does it matter that my collection has no G1 figures? It's mostly cybertron/classics/universe/rotf/tftm in my collection with some Fans Projects stuff in the mix. Will these figures yellow too? I had heard they fixed that problem with the modern figs, just wanted to make sure though.
     
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    Yellowing is a fact of life. Unless you've somehow UV-protected each individual figure, they will yellow through prolonged exposure. Doesn't matter how new or old the figure is, the UV will cause them to fade/yellow eventually.
     
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    Well damn, there goes my idea to pimp my room out with some black lights for that trippy experience. Glad I asked before going ahead with it, then I would have been making a thread called: "OMG MY COLLECTION IS YELLER"


    Thanks for the help.



    Remember kids: "black lights are bad, m'kay?"
     
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    they can't "fix" it in modern figures, because anything will yellow in light. wanna get rid of yellowing? stick to black repaints.
     
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    YES!! Black lights are very bad. When I was younger I used to love turning my black light on and seeing my Beast Wars figures glow. Now my Tigerhawk is VERY yellowed. I plan on replacing him someday in the near future because of it.
     

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