Excess Light

Observations of light flash morphology, during low energy, direct current, electro-detonation of water-salt-metal fuel mixes, are indicating that excess energy, in the form of visible and ultraviolet light, may be possible for certain experimental configurations.

Prototypes, constructed by Subtle Atomics, are generating excess light, confirmed by Stephan-Boltzmann Law calculations, from high current, low voltage discharge through various fuel mixes. Prototypes use a large number of high speed capacitors to produce a high current discharge for a fraction of a second, triggering a light emitting reaction. 

Excess light observations during electro-detonation of water-salt-metal fuel mixes have been previously described by R. Mills (2014), using a different experimental setup.


Observations are generally consistent with Hydrogen electron orbital transistions to de-excited states.

S. Brink    25th January 2016

​Experimental Setup

S. Brink    25th January 2016

Typical Reactants 

MgCl2(H2O)6 + Cu (nano) + H2O (trace)

Method:  Apply a high current, low voltage discharge through a MgCl2(H2O)6 + Cu (nano) + H20 fuel mix.  Photograph light flash. 

Observations:  Estimates of energy output using the Stefan Boltzmann Law, indicate than energy output can exceed energy input by a factor of up to 10.

Conclusion:  Detonation of certain water-salt-metal fuel mixes can produce excess energy as visible light.

S. Brink    25th January 2016

Light Flash Morphology
​​​​​​Experiment, photography and
graphics by Subtle Atomics.

S. Brink   

Circuit Diagram
Mills, R. 2014, ​Public Demonstration Videos 2014,
Available on Brilliant Light Power Website

Arc Flash Morphology