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Is it safe to use a broken LCD TV without the liquid crystal panel in as a lamp or flood light? Answered

Months ago I found a LCD TV at the dump and thought I could breath new life into it. Turns out I could replace the broken panel for around $200. It isn't that great of a TV and I don't have that much money for something that may or may not work.

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Safe... If you mean "is the light dangerous", then the answer is that it's safe. Obviously it's your responsibility to take appropriate electrical precautions, and as Rick points out it may or may not throw enough light to be interesting.

Might make a good backlight for a small stained-glass panel or something of that sort...

if it is an LDC projection tv then it is not so safe. the lamp is powered by high voltage and the lamp gives off quite a bit of UV. just my 2 cents.

I doubt it would be bright enough - Or water proof