Very brief reminder from ROHM semiconductors about LED electrostatic destruction. Link here (PDF) LED products are classified as having a lower electrostatic breakage resistance than other semiconductor products. InGaN devices used in blue and white LEDs are more vulnerable to static electricity than other InGaAlP and GaP (red to yellow-green) devices.
In this video Rick Crammond demonstrates his Hauksbee Generator: The idea is that a triboelectric (electrostatic) effect occurs from sliding hands on glass. The voltage generated ionizes the gases in the globe, creating a blue plasma glow inside. Our rotating globe is a pyrex lab flask containing air under a partial vacuum, is mounted on a bicycle […]