Whoops I think I did more than a second or two, tried twice at 50 watts and stopped when the coil began to glow after only a second or two more than that I think maybe... Anyway mine glows on each side at the same time, folded area above the screws, bottom curves of the hand heart, hope that is a good thing too! Yeah, five seconds to glow, and I guess that is because when I hold down the trigger it takes that long to heat up to 50 watts it seems. And so it's normal for it to begin glowing in that spot? It starts glowing on the inside, not the sides that touch the screws... If I'm not mistaken I should be in business to begin testing, hopefully will with a friend this weekend.