Lightning emits some ultraviolet, I can’t find any figures for how much. But it must be small. The sun emits harmful uv rays and they cause sunburn. If lightning’s uv emissions were high, lightning would also cause sunburn.
It emits visible light (obviously, given that we can see it!) but most of the radiation energy from a lightning flash is in medium to long radio waves. This is why you can often hear a lightning flash on your radio. Lightning emits some ultraviolet, I can’t find any figures for how much.
Lightning can produce X-rays and gamma radiation. In the past, researchers thought that this phenomenon only lasted for a very short time, about one ten-thousandth of a second. However, the ionizing radiation of lightning appears to emit much longer than presumed.
What type of radiation does Lightning emit?
Lightning emits the same rays at night and in daytime. It emits visible light (obviously, given that we can see it!) but most of the radiation energy from a lightning flash is in medium to long radio waves. This is why you can often hear a lightning flash on your radio. Lightning emits some ultraviolet, .
You could be asking “Why does Lightning emit light?”
So, in conclusion, why lightning emits light is because: The surrounding air gets superheated, which will emit. Thermal radiation (continuous spectrum) Emission lines due do excitement of the surrounding air (Fraunhofer emission/absorption lines, with added Zeemann effect and Stark effect of $N_2$ and $O_2$ and others).
Does lightning produce gamma rays?
So yes, lightning can produce radiation. What causes gamma radiation? Gamma rays originate from the settling process of an excited nucleus of a radionuclide after it undergoes radioactive decay whereas X-rays are produced when electrons strike a target or when electrons rearrange within an atom. What type of radiation does lightning emit?
You may be thinking “Why do gamma rays come out of lightning?”
The gamma rays emitted in lightning have enough energy to knock a neutron out of atmospheric nitrogen, and it was the reabsorption of this neutron by particles in the atmosphere that produced the gamma-ray afterglow. The final, prolonged emission was from the breakdown of now neutron-poor and unstable nitrogen atoms.
Gamma rays from lightning found to create antimatter in the air. Lightning is one of Earth’s most energetic events, but there’s much more to it than just a flashing fork and the rumble of thunder.
Do UV rays get through light bulbs?
But some UV rays get through the bulb, especially if the bulb’s internal coating is cracked, allowing more UV light to pass through. In fact many types of lighting used in our homes emit small amounts of UV radiation.
Although the brilliant blue LEDs used in creating white light LEDs emit some UV rays, the amount is so small that we can say that these white light LEDs do not emit any UV rays. This is because of the phosphors in the LED lamp that convert the UV light to white light.