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MacKinlay, A. F., Whillock, J. & Meulemans, C. C. E. (1989) Ultraviolet Radiation and Blue-Light Emissions from Spotlights Incorporating Tungsten Halogen Lamps National Radiological Protection Board. 
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Resource type: Book
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 9780859513159
BibTeX citation key: MacKinlay1989
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Categories: Englisch = English
Keywords: Blue Light Hazard, Gl├╝hlampe = Incandescent Lamp, Spektrum = Spectrum, Ultraviolett = Ultraviolet
Creators: MacKinlay, Meulemans, Whillock
Publisher: National Radiological Protection Board
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This report summarises measurements of the ultraviolet radiation and blue-light emissions from eleven 'desk-top' tungsten halogen (quartz) lamps and one 'floor-standing' tungsten halogen (quartz) lamp available in the UK. Values of occupational hazard weighted and erythemally weighted ultraviolet radiation irradiance and measurements and relevant calculations of blue-light hazards are presented. It is concluded that the safety design of some desk-top tungsten halogen lamps is inadequate to prevent unnecessary exposure of the skin to potentially harmful ultraviolet radiation. It is recommended that all tungsten halogen lamps should have sufficient filtration to reduce their ultraviolet emissions to an acceptably low level. As long as the comfort aversion responses of the eye are respected, direct viewing of the lamps examined should not constitute a retinal hazard.
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