Originally Posted by TheE
Um, just because you're using coils doesn't mean your electricity is coming from magical fairyland. You're still increasing the load on the magneto's output by adding another coil and a bulb, thus robbing the plug of already precious little energy. One of the advantages of transformers is that they have an isolating effect, meaning the grounds don't need to be connected. They have special isolation transformers with a 1:1 ratio so TV repairmen don't kill themselves.
I know it doesn't come from fairyland. It comes from changing magnetic fields. What I don't understand is why an additional bundle of copper would disrupt the field's effect on the original coils.
I know Norman has lights..... they look good, but aren't quite the look I am going for.