Decorative Plasma Lights
My husband has a collection of decorative lamps which includes plasma globes and discs. Last night, the first time we've entertained friends since my pacemaker was implanted, he had all the lights turned on. At the end of the evening I was helping him turn them all off and noticed my pacemaker feeling quite warm. Fortunately I made the mental connection associating this with the plasma lights before I touched one of them. I did some searching and found information to support my assumption but could not find anything in this forum concerning the subject. I hope this contibution will appear if somebody else searches about this here.
Plasma globes and plasma discs, which stem from early Tesla technology, are devices that use high voltage to create ionised light discharges. They emit an electric field that exceeds the recommended reference levels for the general public at distances less than 4 feet. And when your hand actually comes into contact with these lamps, that are intended to be touch interactive, the current is two times higher than recommended. I couldn't find data specifically regarding pacemaker implantees as opposed to general public, but I know what I felt just being close to them. Does anybody else here know anything regarding this?