Describe of Optical Electrostatic Generator
Pavel Imris was awarded a US patent in the 1970s. The patent is most interesting in that it describes a device which can have an output pwer which is more than nine times greater than the input power. He achieves this with a device that has two pointed electrodes enclosed in a quartz glass envelope which contains xenon gas under pressure (the higher the pressure, the greater the gain of the device) and a dielectric material...
The results from Test No. 24 where the gas pressure is a very high 5,000 torr, that the input power for each 40-watt standard fluorescent tubes is 0.9 watts for full lmap poutput. In other words, each lamp is working to its full specification on less than one-fortieth of its rated input power. However, the power taken by the device in that test was 333.4 watts which with the 90 watts needed to run the 100 lamps, gives a total input electrical power of 423.4 watts instead of the 4,000 watts which would have been needed without the device. that is an output power of more than nine times the input power.
From the point of view of any individual lamp, without using this device, it requires 40 watts of electrical input power to give 8.8 watts of light output which is an efficiency of about 22% (the rest of the input power being converted to heat). In test 24, the input power per lamp is 0.9 watts for the 8.8 watts of light produced, which is a lmap efficiency of more than 900%. the lamp used to need 40 watts of input pwer to perform correctly. With this device in the circuit, each lamp only needs 0.9 watts of input power which is only 2.25% of the original power. Quite an impressive performance for so simple a device!