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Thread: New Strobes are garbage

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  1. Default New Strobes are garbage 
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Has anyone noticed new strobes made recently crap out fast and have a delay?

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    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Unless you are buying the ones at the Halloween stores then they probably are.
    Ive used the American DJ strobes for years without any problems.

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    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Absolutely. I have 3 wooden boxed strobes I bought from Radio Shack 20 years ago when I was a kid for $19.99 each. They are still running, and I've never had to replace any part or bulb. I even ran over one's power cord 10 years ago with a lawn mower. I re-spliced, taped it up, and it was working fine. I have used them almost every year. Last year they were running for 10 nights in October, 6 hours each night.

    I bought 3 new ones from some place like Target two or three years ago for about the same price. All three blew out during October after less than two years of use.

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    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    get what you pay for...
    How can a man die better than facing fearful odds, for the ashes of his fathers and the temple of his gods.

    What you put into your mind- you put into your life.


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    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Clinton TWP, MI
    I agree with you but I have noticed that the newer LED strobes work pretty good. I've had one going for 3 years now
    ~Bill Mlinac
    The Deadland Haunted House

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    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Do the LED ones give a good strobe effect like a regular strobe?

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