Andrian does a very nice job at building these devices with the following caveats:
Ultimate proof (for me),would require the entire device base including lamp base wood strip should be made of plexiglass or other transparent material.
Also the large power supply should have the cover removed.
Considering the ground, why do none of these presenters slowly pull the ground rod out of the earth to show the effect on output?
With todays Li-Ion battery capacity it is rather easy to light those lamps for a few minutes as shown in the video and you would only need a few of the type 18650 cells. Consider that these battery packs are now powering small chainsaws and portable circular saws, it is not beyond lighting 350 watts worth of lamps for a few minutes.
A hint is the base that the lamps are mounted to, which is particle board with a top laminate. The cells would easily fit in the base if hallowed out or under the power supply hood, not to mention the large wooden base. The cells could also easily be concealed in a hollowed out area beneath the large power supply.
Today we have shirt pocket battery packs that can crank an auto engine. Consider the duty cycle then consider the possibilities.
Normally I'm a believer, but today's high energy density batteries (and rather short time of lamp lighting) have changed that.
Would it be asking too much for him to procure some transparent material to mount the lamp bases and device itself, and remove the cover from the power supply?
I would be very happy to engage a discussion of how this could be faked, and when we have exhausted that possibility, move on to a detailed study of the device itself. Would Wesley be interested?
p.s Steve Marks devices did run around 800 Watts for much longer, not possible with batteries available in the mid 90's, a big contrast with just a few minutes run for this device.
Just because it has a patent application or is patented does not always mean it really works.