Re: Flash Tubes

I'm new to tesla coils, and in fact I've just started to buid my second coil
(first one was an old inefficent one night caused by insomnia project when i
in high school). The problem you are going to run into with photoflash bulbs is
that they arent able to handle alot of power. I would be surprised if the
standard bulds in a disposable camera could handle 50w of power, granted the
larger bulbs can ake more, but even really big and expensive bulbs would be
limited to a few thousand watts.

Tesla List wrote:

> Original Poster: "JimmyD" <jim_del-at-email.msn-dot-com>
> I was toying with the idea of using flash tube (more like the standard photo
> strobes) to be used as a sealed spark gap for tesla use.  Is this feasible
> or am I way off base??