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Last year I used one those lightning boxes and my stereo to make some pretty convincing thunder and lightning effects. I was kinda lazy with the lightning though and just hung the spot lights from the porch ceiling. I was wondering where people usually have the lightning coming from. Do you have it pointed down towards the ground and toters or up towards the trees and house? Any pics or videos would be awesome as well. Thanks! :D
 

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I placed mine on either side of the house about 2 ft off the ground.
 
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Great idea and I love the way the light plays off the fog and creates shadows!
 

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I position mine in different hidden spots close to the front of my haunt. Mostly on the ground angled upward. This lights up everything really well without actually seeing the lights.
 

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I usually try to get the lights 20' up in the trees point downward. Now that I've lost my main tree in the center of the yard, I'll have to rethink it...... Still would like the have the lightening lighting up the yard and cemetery if I can.
 

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All great ideas! I don't really have any trees close to the yard so I suppose I could make some pillars like Rush is. :D
 

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I like to use one on my roof, pointed at my roof. One in my little tree, as high up in the tree as possible pointed down. One under the roof eves, pointed at the ground. Works great to spread the light out. I use a three channel light organ and my stereo to control it all.
 

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I placed my two photo floods up in trees aimed down to the ground and a little onto the front of the apt.
Lightning flashes from the sky down through trees and on what ever else is in the way and casts shadows so I wanted to mimic that, when it flashed through the trees it created some really cool shadowing.
 

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Has anyone tried this with any other bulb colors except white? I was thinking about trying green floods just for a more eerie effect. I do realize it's unrealistic but I didn't want to waste buying the bulbs if someone had tried it before and it didn't work for them.
 

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Has anyone tried this with any other bulb colors except white? I was thinking about trying green floods just for a more eerie effect. I do realize it's unrealistic but I didn't want to waste buying the bulbs if someone had tried it before and it didn't work for them.

That's a great idea, especially if you were doing a themed haunt. I actually couldn't find any pure whites that could flash fast enough for the Lightning machine. Had to use yellow daylight flood bulbs
 

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I bit the bullet this year and bought a PicobooFX so I can use halogen or regular floods. I can't wait to try it out.
 
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