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Hi everyone, I am so excited for Halloween coming up!!! This year I want to put a silouette in my window facing the street. Now the trick is i want to have a flashing back light something like a strobe, but I want the light to come on in flashes, so from the street people wandering by will see it come and go. Any ideas on the lighting part of this?
 

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I think most strobe lights like this
CHAUVET? CH-730 Mini Strobe Light - RadioShack.com

Have an adjustable flash rate.

If you're talking about a lightning effect, then getting a regular light plugged into a color organ like this:

Sound Activated Christmas Tree Lights - On Sale - Things for Christmas - Things You Never Knew Existed

(This is the x-mas version of the unavailable halloween light controller. GREAT price.)

http://www.halloweenforum.com/halloween-props/81298-where-can-you-get-these.html
thread about the above lighting box.

You can plug the light into this, put it in front of (or plug it in directly) to a sound source with the lightning/thunder sounds and the light will flicker and flash just like lightning.
 

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Do you have the X-treme Haunted House Make-over dvd from BigScreamtv?
They have a great tip on creating lightning that looks more natural. I think that would look great behind the silhouette, because it uses two small strobe lights the alternate between each other.
 
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