Watching the excellent but horrific HBO Miniseries Chernobyl. There is a scene where the radiation level is so strong, it ruins the batteries of flashlights being operated inside the plant, in the aftermath of the nuclear disaster.
Being wise after seeing that, I was wondering if it could have sufficed to just use a fluorescent light tube?
My thought is that the radiation on the site would be strong enough to cause the tube to light up.
What type of radiation and on what intensity would be required to achieve an unpowered fluorescent light tube to light up?
Could the radiation be too powerful, causing the light tube to fail?
In any case also bringing a carbamide lamp might be a good alternative.