Why does a fluorescent light flash when I take off my clothes?

  • 12 Replies
  • 5509 Views

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

*

Offline Geezer

  • Neilep Level Member
  • ******
  • 8328
  • "Vive la rÚsistance!"
    • View Profile
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?
« Last Edit: 30/12/2009 06:43:43 by Geezer »
There ain'ta no sanity clause, and there ain'ta no centrifugal force Šther.

*

Offline peppercorn

  • Neilep Level Member
  • ******
  • 1466
    • View Profile
    • solar
Are you sure it's the light flashing and not the paparazzi outside your window?  [;D]

*

Offline Don_1

  • Neilep Level Member
  • ******
  • 6890
  • A stupid comment for every occasion.
    • View Profile
    • Knight Light Haulage
Curses, I've been sussed. I'm off!

Hey! You wanna buy a dirty postcard?
If brains were made of dynamite, I wouldn't have enough to blow my nose.

*

Ethos

  • Guest
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???????????

*

Offline RD

  • Neilep Level Member
  • ******
  • 8171
    • View Profile
.[attachment=10969]
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.  [:)]

 
« Last Edit: 30/12/2009 15:39:32 by RD »

*

Offline LeeE

  • Neilep Level Member
  • ******
  • 3382
    • View Profile
    • Spatial
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.
...And its claws are as big as cups, and for some reason it's got a tremendous fear of stamps! And Mrs Doyle was telling me it's got magnets on its tail, so if you're made out of metal it can attach itself to you! And instead of a mouth it's got four arses!

*

Offline RD

  • Neilep Level Member
  • ******
  • 8171
    • View Profile
Nylon jammies ? ...

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

[unless you've reached the rubber bedsheet stage  [:)] ]
« Last Edit: 30/12/2009 15:59:21 by RD »

*

Offline Geezer

  • Neilep Level Member
  • ******
  • 8328
  • "Vive la rÚsistance!"
    • View Profile
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.
There ain'ta no sanity clause, and there ain'ta no centrifugal force Šther.

*

Offline Variola

  • Neilep Level Member
  • ******
  • 1063
  • Everyone should beware of The Pox...
    • View Profile
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....
  A potty-mouthed, impertinent female who thinks she is God's gift to men" -JimBob

*

Offline Geezer

  • Neilep Level Member
  • ******
  • 8328
  • "Vive la rÚsistance!"
    • View Profile

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.
There ain'ta no sanity clause, and there ain'ta no centrifugal force Šther.

*

Offline Variola

  • Neilep Level Member
  • ******
  • 1063
  • Everyone should beware of The Pox...
    • View Profile
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...
  A potty-mouthed, impertinent female who thinks she is God's gift to men" -JimBob

*

Offline Geezer

  • Neilep Level Member
  • ******
  • 8328
  • "Vive la rÚsistance!"
    • View Profile
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!
There ain'ta no sanity clause, and there ain'ta no centrifugal force Šther.

*

Offline Variola

  • Neilep Level Member
  • ******
  • 1063
  • Everyone should beware of The Pox...
    • View Profile
Why does a fluorescent light flash when I take off my clothes?
« Reply #12 on: 30/12/2009 21:28:35 »
Quote
You, you, you impertinent hussy you!

Yes....you called???
  A potty-mouthed, impertinent female who thinks she is God's gift to men" -JimBob