Light a Flourecent Tube at a distance

Equipment

 Tesla coil, or High frequency AC source

Diagram

Flourecent-distance

Method

Place the florescent tube close to (but not touching) the HV source. The tube will light. Be careful not to get a streamer from the tesla coil to strike the end of the tube.

Some Plasma globes are powerful enough to light a small florescent tube.

Van de graff machines will light florescent tubes intermittently.

Do not hold the tube in your mouth as is the tube fractures you may get a mouth full of glass and mercury.

Teslathon Mar 2011--5

 

 

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