An odd question :rofl:

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Is it possible to induct electricty out of a florescent light bulb???
 

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Chi Meson
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A nice idea, but I don't think anyone understands what you are asking. It appears that you misunderstand what "induction" means. Furthermore, flourescent tubes are not "charged." What, specifically, is the desired result of the scheme you are thinking of?
 
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They are charged if you bring them in proximity of a tesla coil. In fact I think the so called pulse from a tesla coil would give the desired effect needed to make it work.
 
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my research

modern day technology has given us induction lamps that work off the same principles as the modern day tranformer. what I am proposing is using a tesla coil as the primary coil on the induction lamp and than from a distance, feeding energy from the induction lamp with a secondary coil.

for more info on induction lamps goto:
http://www.emsd.gov.hk/emsd/e_download/pee/Induction%20lamps%20at%20kbigh.pdf [Broken]
http://www.gelighting.com/eu/institute/firstlight/module07/01.html [Broken]
http://oikos.com/esb/36/Genura.html
http://www.lamptech.co.uk/Spec Sheets/Osram Endura.htm
 

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russ_watters
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I think it would probably work, but it wouldn't accomplish anything. Losses due to inefficiency in this scheme would make it use more electricity than just wiring the two lamps together.
 
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so just use a biger tesla coil and pump more energy threw it. and also think of the energy that you loose to passing electricty therw power lines. last time i checked its alot.
 
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the blob inc said:
so just use a biger tesla coil and pump more energy threw it.
A bigger coil will likely lose the same fraction as a smaller one.
and also think of the energy that you loose to passing electricty therw power lines. last time i checked its alot.
For short lengths of wire, the losses are too small to measure. For the transmisson from the plant to your house (just an fyi, not relevant here), the loss averages about 7%. For a Tesla coil, I'd suspect you're going to lose 99%+. As I recall, they are an extrordinarily inefficient way to transmit power.

And just to be clear here, you do understand that transmission is all you're proposing here, right? You would not be recovering wasted energy or anything like that. Sucking power from the magnetic field around a light would increase the electrical consumption of that light.
 
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the whole idea here is the create a massive magnetic field around the earth streaching from the north to south poles that is powered by a massive tesla coil. now the so called magnetic pulse from the tesla coil would charge the induction lamps in such a way that you could draw alternating current directly from the induction lamps allowing free power to incompase the globe allowing even people in the poorest of countrys to have free power regardless of distance or location. does that make more sense???
 
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It makes sense, but it isn't free power. Someone has to pay to generate it.
 
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too true, but my whole little question is weather or not it would work on a large or even a small scale aka like in a house hold, or for an apartment complex.
 

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