Scan document with open lid - bad idea?

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Scan document with open lid - bad idea?

Sometimes I would like to scan something that isn't flat, or normal papersize.
For example, small photos, or descriptions on some packing.

I may put them on the glass surface of the scanner, but whilst closing the lid, these things often shift.

The best way would be to something to press them down, some sort of press paper and keep the lid open when scanning.

Out of curiosity...
I've always wondered whether this may be bad for the fluorescent lamp...

Is it always producing the same power no matter whether the lid is closed or not.
(when the lid is closed, there is a white reflection)
Thanks.

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