Human Powered Light
Human-Powered Light Bulb
Turn your body's natural static charge into useful light with this human-powered light bulb!
Sure you‘ve seen static electricity at work: “static cling”, bad hair days, a shock from a door knob - but now you can put all of that “body electricity” to good use and light a small neon light bulb. Body static electricity can be in excess of 10,000 volts - but amperage is so low, it’s harmless!
Hold on to one of the light bulb wires and walk across your carpet, dragging your feet as you go.. This builds up a charge of static electricity that discharges through the light bulb in your hand. You power the bulb! Try it in a darkened room to see the full glow. You need to generate static electricity (think enough to get a small shock when you touch something metal.) That is how the bulb works. If you generate a large enough charge, the bulb glows in free air.
Electricity has never been more fun!
- Turns a static charge into light
- STEM: Harmless Static Electricity demonstration
- Card size: 6" x 3"
Copernicus Toys is a family-run specialty toy brand. We design activity kits, science kits, games, and novelty products to cultivate interactive discovery and exploration for all ages. Copernicus Toys makes our products with the help of exceptional individuals challenged with intellectual, physical, and other disabilities. They work as a team to develop vocational skills and economic self-sufficiency. We employ workers in Pennsylvania and Virginia.Finding toys that aren't made in China or another faraway place can be tricky, so we work hard to create cool toys here in the USA. Made in Charlottesville, Virginia.