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New to the forum, Just a quick question

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Just wanted to stop and say hello, I’m new here just started my collection just picked up my 3rd watch so I’m a noob compare to most of you on this forum. Just a quick question, I just purchased a Sicuro upright watch case and I added a 20w halogen picture light to it my question is if I have the light directly on the watches for about 5-6 hrs a day will it affect the watches at all. I don’t think it will due to when you perches the watches there are lights on them all the time in show cases one of my watches is a Eco-Drive that is my main concern so I wanted to ask all the experts.


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I don't think electric light can cause dial color to fade or lume to worn out. Direct sun light would be another story.
Any kind of irradiation will cause effects in the material, some parts of the spectrum are more aggressive than others, but there is nothing especially damaging in the sunlight, except that it is more powerful than usual lighting. If a material will react to light at all, it will probably be the ultraviolet part of it, which is present both in sunlight and halogen lighting, however I believe most halogen lamps have some sort of protection against that (UV shields and such). Unless you use too powerful a light, I don't think you should worry about that.
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