How to Make Joule Thief Light a CFL - Jeanna's Light

How to make a Joule Thief circuit that powers a Compact Fluorescent Lightbulb (CFL) using batteries, in this case the Jeanna's Light approach. I go step-by-step on how to make the circuit, including details on how to wind the coils which is the trickiest part. This uses just two AA batteries, a switch, a 2N3055 power transistor, a 100 ohm variable resistor or potentiometer, a ferrite toroid core, and for the coils, some 30 gauge magnet wire along with some more thickly insulated wire for the high voltage side. I also do some demonstrations lighting up my office, outdoors and for reading.

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For all sorts of measurements and demonstrations of this joule thief and CFL see my follow-up video "Fun with Joule Thief Powering a CFL":

For details on how a Joule Thief works, see my "How a Joule Thief Works" video:

For how to make a simpler Joule Thief that lights an LED using a dead AA battery, see my "Make a Joule Thief for Zombie Batteries" video:

To see how to attach the transistor to a heat sink to prevent overheating, see my "How to mount/attach transistor to heatsink (2N3055)" video:

And to see how to make a very simple AM radio transmitter see my "How to Make AM Radio Transmitter" video:

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Music used for the first part:
A Darker Heart - music by audionautix.com

Music used for the second part:
5 Cents Back - music by audionautix.com
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