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I have one of those new fluorescent bulbs in my bedside lamp. When it's not switched on, I've noticed that it can flash briefly when I'm changing into my Winnie the Pooh jammies.

What could be causing this?
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Are you sure it's the light flashing and not the paparazzi outside your window?  ;D
 

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Curses, I've been sussed. I'm off!

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I have one of those new fluorescent bulbs in my bedside lamp. When it's not switched on, I've noticed that it can flash briefly when I'm changing into my Winnie the Pooh jammies.

What could be causing this?
Are you sure it's not just a reflection coming from Winnie's shining behind???????????
 

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http://www.hunkinsexperiments.com/pages/staticelectricity.htm

If you're going to rub your tube better close the curtains/blinds, beacause ...

1. The glow will only be visible in the dark.
2, Neighbours may misinterpret your movements as an obscene gesture.  :)

 
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Does it only happen after the light has been switched off, or does it happen even if the light has not been switched on recently?  If it happens after the light has been on and then switched off it may be just another example of what was discussed in another recent thread and the fact that you're always changing into your jimjams when it occurs may just be coincidental.
 

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Nylon jammies ? ...

http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/content/kitchenscience/exp/lighting-bulbs-without-wires/

[unless you've reached the rubber bedsheet stage  :) ]
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Nylon jammies ? ...

http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/content/kitchenscience/exp/lighting-bulbs-without-wires/

[unless you've reached the rubber bedsheet stage  :) ]

Yes! I think it must be a variation of that effect. The flash coincides with a static discharge when I take off a fleece sweater, although I'm not in contact with the lamp at all, so the coupling method seems to be electromagnetic.
 

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I have one of those new fluorescent bulbs in my bedside lamp. When it's not switched on, I've noticed that it can flash briefly when I'm changing into my Winnie the Pooh jammies.

What could be causing this?


It's laughing at you....
 

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It's laughing at you....


WHAT! I'll have you know I am, as they say, "a fine figure of a man", particularly when I'm wearing my kilt.
 

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Why does a fluorescent light flash when I take off my clothes?
« Reply #10 on: 30/12/2009 20:20:29 »

It's laughing at you....


WHAT! I'll have you know I am, as they say, "a fine figure of a man", particularly when I'm wearing my kilt.

I had chipolatas for tea the other day...
 

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Why does a fluorescent light flash when I take off my clothes?
« Reply #11 on: 30/12/2009 20:53:47 »
Yes. I enjoy a good chipolata myself................Wait a minute. You, you, you impertinent hussy you!
 

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Why does a fluorescent light flash when I take off my clothes?
« Reply #12 on: 30/12/2009 21:28:35 »
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You, you, you impertinent hussy you!

Yes....you called???
 

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