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  1. Atmosphere Effects: Lightning (and thunder) in a Box Prop

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    Here's my 2018 lightning and thunder in a box prop. PIR activatived, controlled by an Arduino. I've soldered a wire from one of the leds on the ka2284 which only illuminates with the thunder is at its loudest that then triggers the led floodlight through a SSR The plan is when ToTs walk on the...
  2. Lighting: Thunder & Lightning Machine - in Australia (240v)?

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    Hi everyone, I've left my Halloween preparations late this year (thanks, life) but I'm really hoping to finally get a good solution for a thunder and lightning machine. Every year I spend hours searching the internet, and every year I give up in dismay. I'd like a thunder & lightning machine...
  3. Lighting: Looking for Perfect Storm 2.0

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    I'm in need of a smaller lightning machine and the Perfect Storm 2.0 (with audio input) seems like the one to get. I have an IZombie unit that I run for the outside lightning and thunder, but I'm going to have lightning in the mad lab and it's too far to tie into the IZombie unit. They have one...
  4. Electronic/Software: Need help with ardunio programming for electric chair

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    So I pieced together an electric chair that has become the talk of last few neighborhoods that have seen it over the past few years. Each year, I try to add a little to it. Last year, I made a switch panel, but didn't quite get it finished and working to my desired result. The switch panel is...
  5. Tree F/X (lightning controller) and Ghost Ride Zombie Head

    For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    Yet a couple of more gems up for grabs. First is a Christmas Tree FX sound to light controller. These work awesome for DIY lightning. I used to run two of these in my haunt. This one has never been used and comes with all of the original packaging, paperwork, and even the spare fuse. These are...
  6. Lighting: LED Bulbs and Lightning Machines

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    There has been a big increase in the technology used in LED bulbs over the past few years, in that many are now dimmable. Does anyone know if these dimmable bulbs can be successfully used with lightning machines? We run two 500w Halogen floods outside, which do a great job for producing the...
  7. LOR Lightning Sequence

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Hello all. I am looking for a LOR Lightning sequence. I have tried a few times and it just doesn't make the cut. Anyone have a copy of the sequence they could share? Much Thankx Giga [email protected]
  8. Atmosphere Effects: Thunderbolt (Lightning and Thunder) LED Lightshow Projection Effect

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    I purchased the Thunderbolt LED Lightshow projection effect at the At Home store after debating it for a day or two. I love the idea of using lightning and thunder and was hoping it might extend to non Halloween atmospheric effects as well. This was one product that really got me excited this...
  9. Lighting: HELP: Lightning controller Low voltage analog to DMX512??

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    Hello. I bought a Firefly Lightning Controller (LFC) 301 a couple years back. In addition to the outputs for LED/Halogen/Incan lights, it also has a low voltage strobe controller (0-10v) that's suitable for some older types of strobes. I recently picked up a ADJ Lightning COB strobe and would...
  10. Lighting: "Perfect" Storm setup

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    Light(n)ing question here: For those of you who have the Morris Perfect Storm lightning box, could you describe your setup and provide any tips & tricks to maximize the effect? I'm trying to decide if I should add this to the must-do list for this year. I already have a 500w halogen work light...
  11. Lightning deal for 50 watt color changing led lights on sale. Amazon lightning deal

    Coupons, Discounts and Promotions
    I use these type of lights with my display. I was paying $50 for them last year. Amazon is doing a lightning deal for a couple of more hours for these lights. $37's. I like these lights a lot and this is a good deal...
  12. Lighting: Lightning Questions

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    I was wondering if anyone has any experience with lightning effect machines. This is my second year in my house, and I want to add a little lightning to the setup this year. Here is what it looked like last year: . I have two LED lights on the tombstones, and was thinking of putting the...
  13. Low-lying fog, or lightning storm for a graveyard?

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    So, I purchased a lightning storm simulator for my haunt, but now I'm torn. What looks better? The creepiness of low-lying fog in the graveyard, or a lightning and thunderstorm effect?? :eek: I don't think both at the same time makes sense. The weather conditions that lead to a lightning storm...
  14. Lighting: Anyone use Firefly for lightning/thunder effect?

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    Hey all. I'm considering getting a Firefly controller to simulate lightning for my graveyard this year. I'm curious if anyone here has some feedback on how well it works etc. If you're using a different controller, I'd be curious to hear about it. Also, if you're using one of these, how are you...
  15. Thunder and Lightning machine

    Wanted to Buy
    Hey gang, I'm looking for one of the thunder and lightning machines that has the orange lightning bolt design on a black box. Not sure who made it or what the official name is. It was made 10 years ago or so, and I'm not sure it is still in production, but that's the one I'd like (I know there...
  16. Atmosphere Effects: Need some help with Space, Lazer, Light, Lightning, and Plasma Ray effects!

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    For all of you who have ventured before me, I'm calling on my fellow haunters who have experience with lazer lights, plasma rays, lightning, and ion cannon effects you've used successfully! My theme this year is Star Wars and I've requested the support from the 501st (Worldwide Star Wars...
  17. Creating lightning

    General Halloween
    Hi....:) I want to create a false stained glass window in a box frame that stands away from the wall..... about 6 inches ..... I want to rig up lightning to flash behind the window ... so when you look at the window it lights with the flash ..... Anyone know how to do the lightning effect? I...
  18. Lighting: Lightning effects

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    Do all of the single circuit lightning simulators basically give the same effect? Perfect Storm, izombie, firefly.... I undetstand they each have specific specs for operation but do they all flash the lights at different intensity according to the sound volume? Is the effect very effective for a...
  19. It's the end of the world! I mean, it's gotta' be...

    Off-Topic Stuff
    The sky is falling! Or I think it is - there's water falling and electricity arcing from the sky! Oh, wait...I just looked it up on Google...the water is called "raayyynne" I believe, and apparently electricity DOES travel from sky to earth... It just NEVER happens here in summer, or...
  20. Lighting: Dimmable LED Floods for Lightning?

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    I have a rinky-dink color organ that I use as a lightning controller. I just put the speaker near it and the light fluctuates with the sound. I like this setup, but it can only handle 200 Watts. I'm using two 90 W halogens, so this only lights up one tree in my yard and I want to do the whole...
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