My bedroom is illuminated by a pair of flourescent bulbs several years old…they are prone to flicker and dim if additional load is placed on the circuit, such as if the air conditioner is running.
I also have a flourescent flashlight powered by a rechargeable battery…part of a cordless power tool kit.
In any case, when I have the room’s flourescents on and also click on the flourescent flashlight, the room’s bulbs dim. I click off the flashlight, and the room’s bulbs come back on full strength.
What strange electromagnetic fields are interacting to create this haunted flourescent phenomena?