Question About Lighting

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  1. Razerwire

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    So I've done a pretty good job of keeping all my stuff out of direct sunlight.

    However, I do recall that there are some lightbulbs out there that still cause yellowing on plastics.

    I can't seem to remember which kind though. Is it the flourescents that cause yellowing or the incandescents? I'm pretty sure LED's don't cause yellowing at all.

    Are there any recommended lightbulbs out there that provide great light and don't cause yellowing to the figures?
     
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    Photodegradation - Transformers Wiki

    "There is no hard and fast way to determine which individual figures will be more susceptible to it. A Jetfire opened once, then left in a closet for 20 years seems just as likely to be affected as one left sitting on a shelf for the same amount of time."
     
  3. Razerwire

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    According to that source it's ultraviolet light from either direct sunlight or from flourescent lighting.

    So is it safe to assume that incandescent lighting is a safer option?
     
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    Yes.

    If you talk to a person who is actually knows lighting options, they should be able to direct you or at least let you know which lights have filters for UV, because those do exist.
     
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    Awesome. I wasn't aware of UV filters available on lighting.

    Thanks!
     
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    If they do end up yellowing there are several ways to fix it which are listed on that TFwiki page.
     

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