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Looking to add 2 lights to pan the que line area to replicate a prison searchlight.
Anyone build something similar? Almost like a Pepper Ghost effect for a light.
Other option is just a rotating led light on a dmx controller.
Any suggestions or ideas???
 

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Just off the top of my head, I might try utilizing the thin metal clamp lights used in shops rotating them 180 degrees (or so) back and forth on a vent type motor (can we still source those anywhere?). They worked flawlessly for me in countless projects...
 

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An oscillating fan might work. I would leave the fan on it for cooling the motor and just mount the light to it.
 

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Sounds like you'll need a light with a Fresnel lens to get the spot effect. Maybe I need one in my zombie area.
 

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Not sure this is better than what's posted but it's different and might fit as a solution based on what equipment you (or someone else reading this thread) might have:

You could Project a video of searchlights sweeping back & forth. Would basically be black background and 2 white circles moving back & forth. Would only over the range of the projector. I'm working on a similar idea for projection mapping on my house.
 
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