Originally Posted by eltorrente
Yes, flourescent light can, and does, skunk beer all the time. Keep bottles and your carboy protected from UV light.
In teh context of a clear glass carboy;
Interesting to note comparisons between standard tungsten and flourescent. It is often cited that any wavelength lower than 520nm has photochemical effcts on beer. And while tungsten does not present the same spikes in intensity as flourescent, it does however cover a broader spectrum of the >520nm range.
The game changes in the longneck bottle.
Even more interesting that a "scientific study" does not reference distance to source.