How To: Make electric igniters from Christmas lights

Make electric igniters from Christmas lights

How to Make electric igniters from Christmas lights

This video shows us how to make quick and cheap ematches from Christmas Lights.

• First we need to break the top of the Christmas bulb tubes without damaging the filament inside.
• You can use a file for this procedure. Rub the tip of the bulb on the edge of the file till it breaks off.
• Now for the filling process, take a small amount of freshly milled black powder and put it gently into the tube over the filament. Tap it down and fill in till the powder reaches a little below the rim of the tube.
• Take a tiny piece of cotton and place on top of the tube such that you cover the top of the bulb.
• Now take a piece of tape and stick it on the top of the tube such that to cover the top and there your ematch is ready.
• Then you can fire the ematch with a single AA battery connected to the filaments of the bulb.
• Be careful as it may be dangerous. When wiring a display be sure that all power sources are first disconnected from the firing board and all capacitors, if any, are discharged.

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