Applications of neon glow lamps

This page contains some applications of neon glow lamps, which are very common components that can do more than simply produce a weak light.

Picture of a fluorescent neon glow lamp        Bullet Neon glow lamps
Bullet Glow lamp voltage and current
Bullet Simple applications
Bullet Some blinkers
Bullet Odd applications
Bullet Driving a fluorescent tube

Remark: all these applications have been tested, but only with a 230 Vac supply voltage and the hints to adapt them to other voltages are only indicative. Most of these applications are dangerous and can only realized by an expert. Do not forget to read my disclaimer.
Even if all glow lamps are similar, their electrical characteristics may be very different and some applications may don't work or require some changes to match a particular type of lamp.