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Re: Fluorescent Lamps

They don't need to be grounded.  Interestingly, they will light up better if
your coil isn't breaking out or arcing.  This is because they light up from
the RF field, which is reduced when your coil is sparking.

My small, clunky coil (15/30 NST, 8.1 nF of doorknob caps, 4x20" secondary,
don't even ask about the off axis tuning inductor) will light up a
fluorescent tube (in a darkened room) about 6-8 feet away.

-----Original Message-----
From: Tesla list <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
To: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Date: Friday, September 15, 2000 7:37 AM
Subject: Fluorescent Lamps

>Original poster: "Ted Rosenberg" <Ted.Rosenberg-at-radioshack-dot-com>
>Hi all:
>Can anyone who has had experience lighting fluorescent lamps with TCs give
>me some guidelines? Do the lamps need to be grounded? Do they need to be
>by streamers? Is there a 'field" distance that will light them?
>FYI, I placed one about 5 feet from the toroid (in a garbage can) and it
>not light.
>At the time I was getting multiple 24 inch streamers to air and solid 30
>inch arcs to ground.
>Safety First
>Ted AKA
>Ted Rosenberg
>Geek Group Member #1030
>Because the Geek shall inherit the Earth!