UV And Its Effect on Works of Art

The Conservator of Art, at a major Midwestern University, recently pointed out that museums should not be using CFLs as the UV is damaging to the works of art.

This being understood, why would anyone ignore the fact that the UV emitted by CFL bulbs would also be damaging to the eyes of humans and household pets, as UV-blocker glasses are not usually worn in our homes or offices?

What about the effects of UV upon fabrics of carpets, rugs, draperies, and home furnishings?

Where is the EPA whose job it is to protect us?

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2 Responses to UV And Its Effect on Works of Art

  1. LWB says:

    People using digital cameras in area where CFLs are the primary source of illumination should be using a UV filter on their lenses. Many modern lenses have polymer — plastic — lens elements that will be degraded by UV.

  2. admin says:

    Thank you for an excellent point well made.

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