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Want to know if anyone who actually knows about this can answer a question. In the event of an EMP/Major solar disturbance, would it be better to have a Xenon type light or a LED. Would the LED componentry fry in the EMP/Major solar disturbance? Ive got LED weapon lights as well as some Xenons. What would be better? If you think and EMP or a massive solar flare isnt a possible cause to the SHTF then read:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/space/20100609/ ... tormsahead


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Depending on the severity of it, the LED would be screwed. The more delicate the electrical workings, the more vulnerable something is. A normal incandescent lamp is much less delicate. Something with enough magnetic flux to induce big enough of a current in an incandescent lamp to blow it (since the lamp itself is not a complete circuit, the electricity will have to ionize air) will probably cause bigger problems.
 

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Norinco QBZ-95 said:
Depending on the severity of it, the LED would be screwed. The more delicate the electrical workings, the more vulnerable something is. A normal incandescent lamp is much less delicate. Something with enough magnetic flux to induce big enough of a current in an incandescent lamp to blow it (since the lamp itself is not a complete circuit, the electricity will have to ionize air) will probably cause bigger problems.
So an incandescent would be better in a super magno flux situation? Thanks, your knowlegde is greatly appreciated. :grin:
 

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rattleAKAK said:
Norinco QBZ-95 said:
Depending on the severity of it, the LED would be screwed. The more delicate the electrical workings, the more vulnerable something is. A normal incandescent lamp is much less delicate. Something with enough magnetic flux to induce big enough of a current in an incandescent lamp to blow it (since the lamp itself is not a complete circuit, the electricity will have to ionize air) will probably cause bigger problems.
So an incandescent would be better in a super magno flux situation? Thanks, your knowlegde is greatly appreciated. :grin:
Oh and one more. Would the aluminum reflector and head shield it at all, and would it help to put a SHTF LED light in an ammo can to help protect it in the event of a major electrical disturbance such as an EMP either natural OR manmade. Thanks
 

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Look on Craigslist for folks who are dumping their old microwaves. Get as many as you can store, and keep your electronics iin them. By design, they are Faraday cages. I doubt an ammo can will work effectively to trust it to keep expensive electronics safe. Just my opinion. I have six old microwaves stacked up with all the power cords stripped of the plugs and twisted together and grounded to earth.
 

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I read on wikipedia that "Any holes in the shield or mesh must be significantly smaller than the wavelength of the radiation that is being kept out" so is there any harmful radiation in an EMP that the microwave wont stop(the window has mesh)? If you ground the ammo box, it should work the same right?
 
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