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Happy Halloween everyone! I have a question. I have built some spooky trees (cement form cardboard tube, cloth) and a pit of coals this year for my yard. (Pictures to follow.) I got some great (cheap :) ) LED spotlights from Home Depot and Rosco gels to go over them. I choose blue for the trees and green for the ghost rising or of the coals.

My question for you: have any of you used strobe lights in a setting like this? I am having a hard time visualizing it, and due to the shock factor of my scene (it is coming out of the blue and I want to set it up a couple of hours before nighttime trick or treating,) I can't test it without the neighbors seeing.

I am usually not a fan of strobe lights, but it hit me that this could be kind of cool looking.

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I would love to see some pics of your trees! :D

I haven't used strobe lights, but if they are used in your front yard, be aware that some people are sensitive to them. Would you be displaying them in an area where someone could avoid them if they are sensitive?
 

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I would love to see some pics of your trees! :D

I haven't used strobe lights, but if they are used in your front yard, be aware that some people are sensitive to them. Would you be displaying them in an area where someone could avoid them if they are sensitive?
Nope, it would be front and center in the front yard. However, I'm not one for an intense fast strobing. When I use a strobe light, it's always a really slow flash. Because in all honesty, I can't stand the super fast roping. And yes, I will put up pictures of the trees as soon as I get them out. :)
 

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I would think the strobe could be a fun addition, and your setup sounds great - as far as the strobe "triggering" someone? If you have it in the front yard, it'll be visible far enough away that anyone that's susceptible to flashing lights will see it before they're near enough for the strobe to affect them, and they can steer clear if they feel the need.
 

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Here is a picture of the one of the trees, half completed. Part of me wanted to leave the arms the way they were. :) I don't have any pics of them painted and complete, yet.

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