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Halogen Bulbs and UV exposure

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    David6310
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    Not sure if this is the more appropriate board to ask this question or not.  The light in a ceiling fan in one of our spare bedrooms burned out.  When I removed the globe to replace the bulb I saw that a small 100-Watt Linear Halogen Light Bulb.   When I went to the hardware store to buy a replacement bulb I noticed a warning on the back of the package stating the product emits UV radiation and can damage your eyes and skin.  It also suggested using a specific type globe or filter with this product.  I asked the guys

    Not sure if this is the more appropriate board to ask this question or not.  The light in a ceiling fan in one of our spare bedrooms burned out.  When I removed the globe to replace the bulb I saw that a small 100-Watt Linear Halogen Light Bulb.   When I went to the hardware store to buy a replacement bulb I noticed a warning on the back of the package stating the product emits UV radiation and can damage your eyes and skin.  It also suggested using a specific type globe or filter with this product.  I asked the guys at the store about it and they did not know.

    I have never heard of halogen lights emitting UV radiation.  The ceiling fan has a "frosted" glass globe.  Not sure if this is a sufficient filter or not.

    Does anybody know about the hazards associated with these types of bulbs?

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