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Blackbeard
11-21-2008, 04:56 PM
What are those bright, single bulb strobe light bursts that I see on some of the videos and how are they make? I've got the impression they are high intensity LEDs, and if so, which kind?

Thanks.

ppohlman
11-21-2008, 05:13 PM
Some people around here use curtain strobes. There are a couple threads that talk about them.
HERE (http://www.doityourselfchristmas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3403&highlight=curtain) is a link to a thread that shows where you can buy them.

lbro
11-29-2008, 09:16 AM
here are some links for the newsletter to make your own LED strobes:

http://www.doityourselfchristmas.com/newsletter/pdf/april2008.pdf

http://www.doityourselfchristmas.com/newsletter/pdf/septoct2008.pdf

Blackbeard
11-29-2008, 10:52 AM
Many thanks Lou and ppohlman.

NogginBoink
12-06-2008, 01:39 AM
I'd like to experiment this year with used disposable cameras as strobes. It shouldn't be too hard to conjure up a controller to charge and fire the strobes, and I have to believe the effect would be more impressive than faking it with LEDs.

Wayne J
12-06-2008, 11:35 AM
I'd like to experiment this year with used disposable cameras as strobes. It shouldn't be too hard to conjure up a controller to charge and fire the strobes, and I have to believe the effect would be more impressive than faking it with LEDs.

It has been done, but a bit too much HIGH voltage for me. :shock:

http://www.doityourselfchristmas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=75

Sloanhaus
12-06-2008, 11:51 AM
How many curtain strobes can you put on one channel... How many amps are they?

Wayne J
12-06-2008, 12:17 PM
How many curtain strobes can you put on one channel... How many amps are they?

They are .10 Amp each. Actually, the amperange draw is varible during charge and discharge. I rounded the number up to .1 for ease of doing my figures.