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  1. Lighting: How to create flickering lights?

    Halloween Props
    I am hosting a "funeral home" themed party this year and I typically decorate each room in the house as though it is part of a haunted house walk-through. I am hoping to convert the whole kitchen into a morgue/embalming room. It really would be cool to make the entire room flicker with a...
  2. Flicker Circuit by Death Lord

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    By using an extension cord as the basis of this project it not only allows you to plug any light into it, but more importantly the extension cord give you the ability to plug two lamps (bulbs) into the cord. I use two 25 watt bulbs (red or red and yellow?) and a 5A fuse. Total construction time...
  3. Static: Lighting a BUNCH of pumpkins?

    Halloween Props
    I want to put about 20 carved foam pumpkins on the stairs in front of our house but I don't want to mess with turning on and off those little battery powered puck lights in each and every one every night for a month. In the past, I've put a string of tiny orange lights in a mason jar inside each...
  4. Lighting: Flicker light mod safety concerns.

    Halloween Props
    Ok so I'm considering doing the mod to a standard light outlet to add in a Florescent light starter to make a flicker light but I have concern over if this is safe. Not on the connections themselves because I'm handy enough to wire it right to prevent short but mainly on the actual starter being...
  5. Atmosphere Effects: Flicker lights

    Halloween Props
    Hey guys I created a string of lights for a flicker effect. What I did was got an extension cord and installed 5 light receptacle sockets. At the plug I soldered in a fs-2 starter. Right now I am using 5 60w bulbs and find if only 1-2 bulbs are installed it has a nice flicker look (8 flickers...
  6. Lighting: Gemmy LED Short Circuit Lightshow flickering light bulb

    Halloween Props
    Anyone have any experience with the Gemmy LED Short Circuit bulb? I've read mixed reviews on them, saying that they flicker for a while but then end up losing the flicker effect or just stop working entirely. I have the Gemmy flickering attic/basement lights but they're not bright enough...
  7. Lighting: Flickering String of Lights

    Halloween Props
    I was wondering if there was a way to have a string of lights flicker on and off independently of each other, not just the whole strand. If this has been posted and answered before, my apologies, and could you link the thread. Thanks in advance for your help!
  8. Lighting: Intermittent random porch light flicker

    Halloween Props
    Hey all, Trying to figure out how to make our porch lights flicker randomly/intermittently. Anyone know of a bulb or easy device for this effect? Thanks.
  9. Electronic/Software: Flcikering fire

    Halloween Props
    I have a set of hot coals prop I have made (Using Great Stuff and orange lights). I want to have the lights flicker like fire, does anyone have a plan or easy method of making the lights flicker like fire? Thank you so much!
  10. Lighting: Ghostbuster blaster light help needed

    Halloween Props
    Hey Everyone! So I am doing a Ghostbusters theme this year and have a few good ideas I have already started working on. One Idea I have is to have a ghostbuster blasting at a slimer I will have flying around on some gears. My issue I am hitting is I would like to use a laser of sorts that will...
  11. Lighting: LED Candles and Oil Lamp

    Halloween Props
    Just finished my first props for 2015. The candles I made a couple of years ago but originally had flicker bulbs in them. I've had trouble with the flicker bulbs ever since I made them, so today I tore out the guts and rewired it with flicker LED's which are run with a 12vdc wall wart. The...
  12. Mechanical: Start of my Cauldron Reaper

    Halloween Props
    Well, here's the start to my version of a CC, gonna be more of a Cauldron Reaper. The usual spray foam for the coals but did a bit of a twist for the burning EFX. Used a 30 light string of regular orange LED's and a custom made 20 light string of red flicker LED's. The flicker LED's are like the...
  13. Static: 2014 Electrical Transformer

    Halloween Props
    I've been trying to get into the habit of either procuring or creating at least one big thing each year. This year, although I didn't have a haunt that it would fit in, I decided to make an Electrical Transformer for my desk at work. I love working on it since I am new to making physical things...
  14. Atmosphere Effects: Lighting FX Flicker Unit & Fog Machine Blasts Backlit Fog Behind Tombstone

    Halloween Props
    Here's a successful experiment I did. I blasted fog into the back of a tombstone. It creates atmosphere. I backlit it with halogen painter's lamps plugged into my Lighting FX Flicker Unit. The Unit's mic reacts to the sound of the fog machine in operation. (I should have used my tombstone with...
  15. Flicker light fixtures for sale!

    For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    I have a set of these 3 flicker lights that I made up last year for my haunt that I no longer have a use for. I have about $85 into all of them and they were only used for one night for about 4 hours after building them new. I am askig $50 for all of them. Click below to see them in action:
  16. Lighting: Help! is it possible to make a 10xLED party globe rope flicker inconsistently?

    Halloween Props
    Hi, First time posting so please be gentle. is it possible to make a LED party light globe rope flicker. Im about to buy about 5 of these for a Circus themed halloween event and need them to flicker inconsistently. www.bunnings.com.au/arlec-10-led-multi-colour-party-light-_p4351385 Ive found...
  17. Lighting: Need flicker help

    Halloween Props
    I know there is an abundance of info out there, but I cannot seem to find precisely what I am looking for. I have an old computer power supply that I use for lighting some of my pumpkins, and I want to make them flicker. I know that I could just add a flicker led to the circuit, but instead of...
  18. Life-like Disney-based flickering candles

    General Halloween
    Hi Folks. These look Disney-based realistic, moving flicker candles look awesome! I'll wait until post-Xmas sale to buy, I think. Here's video: http://www.frontgate.com/text/content/landing/holiday10/video/video_Candles.html Enjoy!
  19. Lighting: Flicker Lanterns complete

    Halloween Props
    I FINALLY got something finished! I have so many projects started that it did take a while before I was able to complete one. This will not be my last post because I still have the following in the making... * Cemetery fence (just have to finish painting) * 3 Dungeon walls (with big scream tv...