halogen lighting

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   Posted 11/7/2013 4:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Those of you who deal with uv light sensitivity, how do you do with halogen lighting? We have halogen pot lights in the bathroom, and the only time I felt affected by them was when painting recently in there, on a ladder, much closer to the lights and ceiling for an extended time in the room. My face and exposed arms became red and splotchy. Can't be sure, but think it also may have triggered a flare up of fatigue and malaise afterward - but it could have been the painting itself?

Needing to buy a new range hood for the kitchen remodel and most models use halogen lighting. Particularly the one my hubby wants. I am concerned about the exposure as I cook quite a bit, and we generally use the hood lighting in the evening for ambient lighting in the kitchen. I think I just answered my own question - probably not worth the risk of reaction and activation of the flare monster.

Still curious, though - is halogen lighting an issue for others? If so, under what conditions?

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   Posted 11/7/2013 6:47 PM (GMT -6)   
It affects me something terrible. I'm sick in less than three minutes of exposure.
You can swap the lights out for LED lights. The don't affect me any.
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