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    I am looking for ways to make some of our incandescent lighting flicker. Does anyone know of a tutorial that I can find online? Or plans on how to make one if you have done it before. Thanks in advance!
    Richard Alvarado
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    Originally posted by Moxley Manor View Post
    I am looking for ways to make some of our incandescent lighting flicker. Does anyone know of a tutorial that I can find online? Or plans on how to make one if you have done it before. Thanks in advance!
    Hi Richard,
    Here's one:
    http://halloweenpropmaster.com/u-build-it3.htm

    I have made a couple of these, they are pretty easy to make.

    BUT! In the tutorial he states that you should, "... cut one of the wires". I would, however, recommend using the HOT side of the cord, rather than the Neutral. Install the inline fuse and the fluorescent starter on the HOT side; on a regular old household brown extension cord, the Hot side is the smooth wire, and the Neutral side is the one with ridges in it.

    The drawback is that the flickering is not as subtle as something like the Lights Alive Candle Flicker box; you can't adjust the flicker rate or intensity. But the advantage is that these are cheap and easy to make.

    Let me know if this helps. Hope it does!
    Mark...

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    • #3
      That's exactly what I was looking for! Thanks for your help!
      Richard Alvarado
      Moxley Manor Haunted House

      www.moxleymanor.com
      www.nightscarebeforechristmas.com
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Wolfman13 View Post
        Hi Richard,
        Here's one:
        http://halloweenpropmaster.com/u-build-it3.htm

        I have made a couple of these, they are pretty easy to make.

        BUT! In the tutorial he states that you should, "... cut one of the wires". I would, however, recommend using the HOT side of the cord, rather than the Neutral. Install the inline fuse and the fluorescent starter on the HOT side; on a regular old household brown extension cord, the Hot side is the smooth wire, and the Neutral side is the one with ridges in it.

        The drawback is that the flickering is not as subtle as something like the Lights Alive Candle Flicker box; you can't adjust the flicker rate or intensity. But the advantage is that these are cheap and easy to make.

        Let me know if this helps. Hope it does!
        Mark...
        Second that I have several the same way.
        Ken L.

        http://www.thedreamsofdarkness.com

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