Michael Foster wrote: 
 > Am I the only one on this list to make a limelight? It's pretty easy. Apply 
 > an oxyhydrogen torch to a piece of marble, limestone or sea shell and the 
 > calcium carbonate is converted to calcium oxide on the spot. The resulting 
 > brilliant white light is a really beautiful form of illumination. Too bad 
 > it's impractical for everyday use.

Maybe not impracticable, Michael, especially given the simplicity. Perhaps a 
"use" or many uses would materialize if indeed there was found to be an excess 
photon flux anomaly.

The bright output of such a light source should be tested using a simple 
specialty meter against a known incandescent source,for instance. Simply by 
using a lumen or light meter (less than $100) which are accurate and not 
complicated by environmental conditions, we would bypass the mystique of proper 
flow calorimetry.

Excess photon emission essentially means that the photon flux times the energy 
per photon would exceed unity which would be the chemical energy of the 
hydrogen burning in O2. This would seem to be a feasible way to show net energy 
gain from limelight - and assuming calcium is a catalyst for formation of dense 
hydrogen, it could be the easiest way... plus maybe the most convincing... when 
the goal is to show this kind of anomaly.


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