Does a uv cold cathode tube affect media?

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#1

i was wondering if uv cold cathodes affected recordeable dvd’s and cd’s.

or is the uv given off by them of the wrong wave length?


#2

to clarify i was talking about uv cold cathode tubes used to illuminate the inside of a pc case. i was wondering if these could affect the dyes of recordable discs.


#3

Well, UV rays are very bad for recordable media. They destroy the organic dyes used for recording.


#4

Quote by Francksoy: “If it’s not good for you, it’s not good for your discs.”

If you really, really, really want to use those tubes, you should use RW and DVD-RAM discs, since they are not using organic dyes, but phase-change materials.
As far as I know, Blu-Ray recordables are going to use anorganic dyes too.