Spectrum tubes have been a fixture of chemistry classrooms for decades. Unfortunately, the designs of both the tubes and the necessary power supplies have changed very little since their inception. Consequently, there has been a litany of issues that have popped up over the years. Beyond the obvious danger of having very little protection around terminals capable of producing up to 5000V, the glass tubes are very fragile, the glass itself has degraded to a point where the tubes can only be run for less than a minute before the gas inside begins to escape, and was very time consuming to operate for educators. It was a perfect time for some fresh ideas on an old, well established product.