I'm investigating a UV-C wand that won't give me light to disinfect with, and so far, it appears that I am getting energy to the bulb, but am unsure how much the tube actually needs to discharge. (Be careful with these, though. UV-C light can cause many health problems.) I think the bulb was not made properly at the factory as of right now, as I am getting a good couple hundred volts, though my DMM lies due to the high frequency, and my oscilloscope doesn't have the range to measure the value. All wiring looks to be in decent shape. I would also like to know where I could find bulbs to put in something like this, even if it isn't the same gas (like a neon or cold cathode fluorescent tube) or if I would have to learn neon signmaking to be able to make something to go in it. It appears to be a fairly standardized u-shaped tube about 5 inches long by 1/8 inch tube diameter, and just over 1/4 inch overall width (both tubes). Ballast looks to be quite simple, and advertises a safety feature where it supposedly turns the light off if it isn't shining down, but I doubt it has this feature, as orientation doesn't change the voltage going to the bulb. I'm assuming the bulb is an argon/mercury in quartz tube, though I am unsure the strike voltage. (Again, no idea where to find a datasheet or spare tubes, regardless of composition.) Any tips on where to look?