Quote: Originally Posted by WindowsStar;1149929
This is not strange at all; I have seen this happen many times when the light is close to the computer.[/COLOR]
Fluorescent lights product IR so if your computer has an IR port on it that is why you will have issues, I have seen the lights interfere with the auto light sensors on monitors or laptops, some web cameras have issues as well. Typically you can change the color temperature of the light and resolve the issue. Many times the lights that have a color temperature of 6300K have fewer issues. If that does not work increasing the distance from the light and the computer maybe the only absolute fix. -WS
+1. Fluorescent lighting lighting emits a significant amout of "noise" in the near infra-red range of the electromagnetic spectrum. This can impede the flawless operation of IR receivers.
IR recievers typically work in the 980nm range, but the sun, for example, emits energy at the 980nm range too (thats why you can have difficulty using your TV remote to change channels in a very sunny room).
The solution is to use a cooler fluorescent tube as WindowStar suggests. My suggestion is something cooler than 6300 Kelvin (the colour temperature closest to natural sunlight).