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Health concerns arise after faulty disco lights at Danish school event

After a festive evening at Horsens Gymnasium & HF, where students celebrated the weekend with dance and music, unfortunately the celebrations ended with unpleasant consequences for some of the participants. Several students reported eye pain and skin irritations, which are now suspected to be caused by errors in the disco lighting provided by the company Firedisco. The Safety Authority has decided to investigate the case following reports of health problems. It has emerged that one of the UV bulbs used to create atmospheric lighting during the party was defective. A crack in the bulb’s glass could be the cause of the discomfort experienced by the students. Firedisco, which was responsible for supplying the lighting equipment, has, in collaboration with the Safety Authority, temporarily halted the use of the affected UV bulbs while further investigations are carried out. The company has also contacted the American manufacturer, Omnilux, to clarify if there could be additional risks associated with the use of their products. According to a spokesperson from Firedisco, there is a great deal of astonishment within the company, as there have been no previous indications that UV bulbs could pose a health risk. “We are naturally shocked by the situation and will ensure that all our equipment is flawless before being used for events,” the spokesperson stated. The lamps used during the party are CE marked, meaning they comply with EU safety regulations. Despite this, there is now doubt as to whether the products may have been defective or harmful in some way. The Safety Authority and Firedisco are working closely together to determine the cause of the problems and to ensure that similar incidents do not occur in the future. In the meantime, UV lamps have been removed from Firedisco’s range, and customers with inquiries about their events are being informed of the change. This case has raised important questions about the safety of using specialized lighting equipment for public events, and further updates are expected as results from the ongoing investigations become available.

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