Question involving capacitance.

A circuit uses a neon lamp. The neon lamp has a threshold voltage V0 for conduction, because no current flows until the neon gas in the tube is ionized by a sufficiently strong electric field. Once the threshold voltage is exceeded, the lamp has negligible resistance.

The capacitor stores electrical energy, which can be released to flash the lamp. Assume that C = 4.00×10^-8 F, R = 1.4200×10^6 Ω, V0 = 90.00 V and ε = 110.0 V.

The 110 V is connected to R and C in series and the neon lamp is in parallel with C.

Question: A typical light bulb emits at 100W. What is the ratio of energy emitted by the neon flash to the light bulb (Assuming the light bulb is turned on for the same amount of time as the neon bulb)?

Through my previous calculations I determined that the amount of energy released by a flash of light is 1.62×10^-4J. How do I attain time to answer the above question?

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