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Cold Cathode V.S. Fluorescent?

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CreePinG_DeatH said:
What is the difference between the 2 anyway? How about which is better as far as black light's go?

Both are fluorescent lamps - phosphor coated tubes filled with an argon/mercury vapor mix at low pressure, but the cold cathode lamps have no heaters at each end unlike standard fluorescent lamps. They last longer, run cooler and draw less power for their illumination than standard fluorescents.

As for black lights, either work well but CC lamps will be better performers here as with other colors.
Merely a personal observation, but CCFLs seem to produce much more light with a smaller bulb, thus taking up less space.