Re: X-rays from light bulbs/Tesla Coils !!!
No Xray expert here . . . It is possible to get X-rays from vacuum
filled bulbs connected to a TC. The ordinary light bulbs one sees these
days, are inert gas filled, and don't produce X-rays. They light up
with blue streamers inside the bulb.
Old light bulbs were vacuum 'filled.' Connecting them to a TC will
produce X-rays. Little or no streamer inside the bulb, but a bright
green fluorescing from the glass itself. Some bulbs sold for
oven/refrigerator lighting will produce X-rays. Some miniature bayonet
lamps will work. Vacuum tubes are another source of TC X-ray emitters
(not all VT's, but the older ones with two digit part numbers seem to
An Inexpensive X-ray Machine
There are instructions for a kicker coil excited Tesla Coil, and housing
for the X-ray source, along with photos made with the apparatus.