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:)Last year we used stobe lighting for our yar lighting. This year I would like to use something a little more expanding. I'v herd great things about flood lights and how there effects make a haunt better. My problem is I don't know where to purches these (iv checked online and there all too exspensive or have not so great reviews)

So where do I get them? Whats the cheapes youv sceen them for?

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The Skull and Bone tutorial is a great place to start:

-Skull And Bone-

Flood lights and fixtures are available at Home Depot, Lowes etc in a variety of colors.
 

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I was about to say Home Depot, since I went there just today (for designing a set for a school musical), and I think I may have seen them where they keep the lights, and like the above poster said, they have a good bit of colors. I'd suggest blue, green, or, if they have it, purple.
 

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Thanks guys I really appricate it. I wonder if there exspensive. Also one more question do flood lights have to be plugged into a cord or wall or do they usally run of batteries?
 

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Floods are mostly 110VAC lights. You can get LED spots and floods that run on 12VDC but they will be more costly. The quality of the color of the LED lights is superior, though. Look at the Depot for those metal reflector fixtures with the spring clamp - they usually sell for ~$6 each. Colors are entirely up to you; depends on the mood you want to achieve and the type of haunt you have. Personally, I've had a lot of success using the Skull and Bone methods. I always set up light tests a couple of weeks before the Big Night. The neighbors think it's a bit odd but it sure helps to know where the lights are gonna go.
 

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They are 7 dollars and home depot and they have red green and blue. i didn't see purple.

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I wonder how good they would look going up trees and walls? Also do they have to be plugged in to a socket?
 

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They are 7 dollars and home depot and they have red green and blue. i didn't see purple.
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I wonder how good they would look going up trees and walls? Also do they have to be plugged in to a socket?
Typical floodlights run off of household current (110-120v AC), and need to be connected to an outlet.
For battery powered spotlights, you're looking at much higher prices per light, less light being produced by each spotlight, and a limited amount of time they can run before the batteries die and need recharging or replacing (depending on what you've bought).

Your cheapest solution is going to be the kind that MLuther has mentioned (PAR38 lamps), but you will need to run power to them from an outlet in some manner.

An alternate is to make your own spotlights from LED's, and run them form batteries - the amount of light put out in these will likely be a lot less than the PAR38's, but you can make quite a few, and focus them on your props and other spots to give a nice highlighting effect.
Check online for prices for LED's and resistors - usually, you'll find them for much much less than what you'd pay at some brick-and-mortar retail stores.
 

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Just tryin' to help, but from what I've got from Home Depot last year, all my floodlights have flaked and are loosing color. I think I"m gonna go with LED's this year. I heard the colors are more vivid, they are smaller, and the color of the bulb doesn't flake.
 
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