The probability of being shot while playing Russian roulette is one and six, wanna play? We are not talking about the laws of probability but the safety of the members of this forum.
It is a closed minded person that would only think of the bulb exploding as the total danger involved with a light bulb tester. There is a lot more than the blub exploding to contend with. What about a surge causing the bulb to open and give a false reading. The bulb burns open and does not come on, user thinks the circuit is dead, accident occurs. What caused the accident? As any good forensic investigator would find; improper use of testing equipment. Yes it is guaranteed that there will be an investigation if insurance is involved.
This bulb could burst exposing live filament to the user. This bulb will need to be attached to the test probes somehow, how do you suggest? Would you suggest a festoon light? Mount a keyless to a box? Cut the end of a cord for a table lamp and use the cord for test leads?
Wonder why all these safety regulations was put in place for?
Wonder how the consensus standards are formed?
Just what role does American National standards Institute (ANSI), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and various other organizations? Wonder just how many Electrical Engineers make up the various committees of these safety organizations?
Still to be asked and more important than all those above is; Why would someone who holds a Masters in Science of Electrical Engineering tell someone to work with something capable of delivering 10,800 watts for at least .033 seconds and as long as two full seconds to work with light bulb voltage tester for. Another question I have for you is just what makes you think the bulb will explode and not just burn out. I don’t believe I have ever seen a blub explode due to overvoltage.
By the way the charge would be cyber stalking a Class 2 misdemeanor not harassment and as moderator of the site gives me the right to send you warning notices.
If you would like I will be glad to post the message so all can see but what we won’t do is hash the discussion between us out on an open thread.
I will leave it open for everyone to discuss the safety issues but statements aimed at either of us will be deleted.
If you want to discuss this future please do it through PM just as it was started.