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Re: [SLE] How to start a computer remotely - generic Q
  • From: Per Jessen <per@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2006 22:32:00 +0200
  • Message-id: <e9gs40$k75$1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Randall R Schulz wrote:

> Per,
>
> On Monday 17 July 2006 08:20, Per Jessen wrote:
>> I thought the key thing with fluorescent lights was that the turning
>> on significantly reduces the overall life of the neon-tube, and they
>> are therefore best left on instead of switched on/off. Maybe that's
>> no longer correct, or maybe it never was?
>
> There's no neon in a fluorescent lamp. They use mercury vapor to
> conduct the current that ultimately yields the UV output that the
> coating on the inside of the tube converts (via the phenomenon of
> fluorescence) into visible light.

Thanks Randall - in my native language neon-tube and fluorescent lights
are used interchangeably, and I've obvioulsy never bothered to learn to
difference :-)



/Per Jessen, Z├╝rich


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