Testing the CCFL

Finally, I managed to briefly test the CCFL. And I must say, they're quite bright too, and they look just like miniature fluorescent lights. The 12 volts are just enough for the power supply.

On the left is the small 12 volt blue power supply

When you switch off the power, for just less than
half a second, the tube fades. This might be a
great effect for the Warp Nacelle when it
comes out of Warp

One worrying fact is that the tubes got a little
warm in just less than three minutes. Maybe
I should test how hot it will go, after an
hour of blinding everyone