To make sure you never miss out on your favourite NEW stories, we're happy to send you some reminders

Click 'OK' then 'Allow' to enable notifications

Not now
OK
Advert
Advert
Advert

Man shows what it's like to turn on a 20,000 watt lightbulb

Britt Jones

Published 
| Last updated 

Man shows what it's like to turn on a 20,000 watt lightbulb

Featured Image Credit: YouTube/Photonicinduction

If you find that the supermarket lights are too bright, you might want to look away now.

In most homes, bulbs tend to be about 60 watts. Well, this lightbulb is 330 times that. So yeah, it's pretty bright.

YouTube channel Photonic Induction decided to show what it’s like to look into a 20,000 watt bulb and it’s pretty impressive.

Advert

Grab some sunglasses and check out the vid below:

Loading…

In the video, they talk about the 20kW Halogen lamp, which is commonly used for large scale films sets.

Film sets are generally pretty big, but seeing this amount of light inside of one room is crazy.

Advert

During the video, you can see how much it takes to plug in this giant thing, from full power tests to large cable connectors.

But once it is all set up… it’s blinding.

The 20,000 watt lightbulb is common to use on film sets. Credit: YouTube/ Photonic Induction
The 20,000 watt lightbulb is common to use on film sets. Credit: YouTube/ Photonic Induction

The video creator decided to shoot its effect from several angles during the night. One inside of the room with him and another looking down on his garden that shows how it can turn an evening into daytime.

Advert

It only took seconds for everything to suddenly disappear into the white glow and commenters were stunned.

Though, some found it utterly hilarious that his neighbors would have been baffled by the Sun suddenly coming out in the middle of the night.

One person wrote: “Imagine trying to sleep in and your neighbor is trying to make the Sun.”

Another said: “I loved it when you tested it outside. Ships that were about 5,000 miles away probably saw it and went 'There’s land over there, with a nutcase on it.'”

Advert
The video showed that it could brighten up the night sky. Credit: YouTube/ Photonic Induction
The video showed that it could brighten up the night sky. Credit: YouTube/ Photonic Induction

Someone thought his energy provider would love his usage: “This guy's electricity provider sends him a gift every Christmas.”

Another joked: “I can imagine the local electric board sending a couple of electrical engineers round to find out exactly what is going on causing the huge power surges.

"Then them being invited in for a cup of tea and a look round and only leaving 6 hours later in total awe and promising to fit a bigger transformer and a special cable down the street on the quiet as a mark of respect.”

Advert

Some people thought his neighbors would have a rough time trying to sell up if he carried on with his experiments: “Neighbors trying to sell the house: ‘Just so you know. Our neighbor has a miniature sun in his backyard.’”

Another wrote: “I can't replace a house light switch without thinking the world is going to explode afterwards and there you are, with that gigantic bulb doing all sort of eccentric and very scientific demonstrations. Kudos!”

How bright do you think is too bright?

Topics: Technology, News, Science, YouTube, Weird

Britt Jones
More like this
Advert
Advert
Advert

Chosen for YouChosen for You

News

Chilling last words shouted at missing teen after he jumped off cruise ship into shark-infested waters

7 hours ago

Most Read StoriesMost Read

MIT student creates device that is able to search the entire internet using just his mind

7 hours ago