Light a neon light with wimshurst machine


  • Wimshurst machine
  • neon lamp
  • wires


Connect each pole of the wimshurst machine with the neon light with the wires. Spin the wheel of the generator and watch the neon light!


When the motor is running one pole carries a large positive charge and the other a large negative charge. When we connect the neon lamp with the wires a closed circuit is created. Due to the electric field created inside the circuit, an electric current flow through it and the bulb lights up!