48 " Plasma screen, possible use for project?

Since the plasma TV I found in a dumpster this month does not work (missing the power supply board), I took the boards apart for parts. Now I arrived at the screen. To my surprise it was no LCD, but a plasma screen.  As I understand, every pixel has 3 miniature fluorescent tubes in it. Would it be possible to use /convert as a light fixture?

(some specs: V=5.25 V, Va= 65V,   Vs=  125V,   max 300W when white)

You could find ahigh voltage supply out of a lcd or something and use the backlight as a overhead Light
lemonie7 years ago
Now that's interesting. Do you know how the thing's wired-up?
You are going to need a replacement power supply though.

BobS (author)  lemonie7 years ago
Not possible: I demolished several of the boards inside already. I tried to light it up by putting a plasma globe nearby, but nothing happened. Many ribbon wires enter the screen via small/ wide circuit boards. I will try to put some voltage on a horizontal + vertical ribbon cable, to see if anything lights up. If not, it will have to go to recycling.
lemonie BobS7 years ago
The only thing I'll add is "be careful with current". I once exploded a neon bulb by not restricting current flow.