Will G's charge under lights with a UV filter?

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    Will G's charge under lights with a UV filter?

    I have one of those incandescent lamps which uses a very small bulb and a shiny metal surface behind it to amplify the light. The light says UV Filter-001 on it. Will this lamp charge my solar watches?

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    Re: Will G's charge under lights with a UV filter?

    Yup. Just s l o w l y.
    They say in their literature to get it a few inches away and to keep the watch from overheating.
    Interesting that an incandescant light would need a UV filter.

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    Re: Will G's charge under lights with a UV filter?

    sorry I meant to say Halogen, not incandescant. does that improve the charging times at all?
    Last edited by kaywalker; June 14th, 2010 at 03:56.

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    Re: Will G's charge under lights with a UV filter?

    Quote Originally Posted by kaywalker View Post
    sorry I meant to say Halogen, not incandescant. does that improve the charging times at all?
    The charging time does not depend on the type of light source, only on the intensity of the visible light (which decreases very quickly with distance).

    Unless you have an industrial lamp that produces light with an intensity of the same order of magnitude as the sun, the watch will charge very slowly regardless of the type of lamp and may never reach the high level.

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    Re: Will G's charge under lights with a UV filter?

    it will, but i will take ages. it charges way faster if you put the watch on a window sill, or - if possible - outside. even on very cloudy days, the amount of light is much higher.


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    Re: Will G's charge under lights with a UV filter?

    Yes.

    You can charge your solar powered watches in kinda any light.

    Even, with a flashlight if you want to waste a good battery for an hour at 195 Lumens.

    Which I have done.
    Last edited by G-Shocks Are Cool.; June 14th, 2010 at 07:30.
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