This experiment is based on Nikola Tesla's research and Ronald R. Stiffler's Spatial Energy Coherence (SEC) exciter. The SEC Exciter forms a capacitive interface to the universal energy lattice by stimulating it with extreme bandwidth excitation. As the local energy lattice is set to oscillation at specific frequencies, which are optimal for coherence, energy from the environment is funneled into the system. The SEC Exciter act as a negative resistor and it operates on radio frequency (HF) EM waves, longitudinal waves and spatial energy coherence. (1)
The experimental setup includes an electrical circuit for generating alternate currents of high voltage and high frequency. The primary and secondary coils are wound on a acrylic tube (diameter 50 mm and length 300 mm). The acrylic ball on the top is just for fun :)
In the picture, the battery voltage is about 20 V. There appears to be a short, pulse-like amplification of light intensity at the instant of switch closure. At voltages under 25 V (with 10 MΩ resistor), the circuit may have to be jump-started by short-circuiting the transistor's collector to its base/emitter with a quick tap. During low voltage operation, the transistor runs quite cool.
At higher voltages, the intensity of light and lighting up distance increase, but at the same time the transistor gets very hot. The performance of the circuit seems to get better by adding a couple of switching diodes (for example 1N4001 or 1N4148).
After the first successful tuning (added a couple of diodes and changed the resistor to 10kΩ) there is no need to jump-start the circuit anymore. The transistor still heats up at higher voltages, but within reasonable limits. The system is exciting and there is a lot to experiment and learn.
Thanks to Lidmotor and Michael Judd for the inspiring YouTube videos.
"I have made the discovery that an electrical current of an excessively small period and very high potential may be utilized economically and practicably to great advantage for the production of light."
Nikola Tesla 1891, System of Electric Lighting Patent.
According to George Trinkaus (1989) the primary and the secondary coils should be wound in the same direction. The primary coil has a role in the fine tuning the tesla coil. "One old rule of thumb says the primary and the secondary should have equal weights of copper." (2)
Although the experimental system is not exactly tesla coil, the same fine tuning methods seems to apply. The new primary coil has 8 loops of 2.15 mm diameter (~AWG 12) copper wire. The coil height and diameter is 80 mm. The fluorescent tubes generate soft light, and during low voltage operation, the tubes produce magical looking flows of varying light intensity.
Night time at the lab (aka kitchen) near Arctic Circle. (September 18, 2012)
Here is the system operating at full power. There is still a lot of developing to do, but at this point I'll stop experimenting for a while and see the implications of the experiment. To my knowledge there are at least four more options to fine tune and develop the system to great advantage for the fluorescent lighting technology. Two of the tuning options can be found in George Trinkaus (1993) booklet Radio Tesla - the secret of Tesla's radio and wireless power.
(September 19, 2012)
Wireless light 2.0
Wireless light 3.0