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What's a strobe light?
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A strobe light is very much like the flash on a camera; it freezes the action. A strobe light just repeats the flash fairly rapidly, a good rate is 4 or 5 flashes per second. The flash of light itself must be very brief to freeze any motion. If you have a friend dance around in front of this strobe in a fully darkened room and you watch from a short distance, you will see your friend frozen in each flash of light; It can be a lot of fun at a party!.
If you are using Internet Explorer, the button below will open another "Full Screen" browser window with the stroboscope ready to "Start" at about 5 flashes per second. This is truly "full screen" there will be no toolbars and even the taskbar will disappear. This is necessary to have the full stroboscopic effect. Your entire monitor will be able to go "blank" or black and in a well darkened room this will heighten the effect of the strobe flashes of light when they occur.
If you are using other browsers you may have to manually resize the window to full screen or even larger to get the best effect.
LCD and Laptop users
I cannot begin to tell you how well this software stroboscope will work on your particular machine!
Have a PC Projector, WOW
You could certainly fill a room with lots of flashing light! I have not tried it, but it could be fun!
Web TV users
This strobe light might work very well on a Web TV setup, I really do not know, please write me if it works out for you. Please remember all the safety admonishments and watch your television carefully for over heating, since this is an unusual usage of a television.
Warning some individuals are sensitive to flashing lights and may have difficulties. Please be prepared for this possibility. Ask, and warn, visitors if they are sensitive to rapidly flashing lights.
It is possible this stroboscopic action will put an unusual workload on your monitor or television. Conceivably your monitor could overheat from this type of usage, since it is somewhat unusual. Make sure the top of your monitor and all its ventilation openings are completely clear of any obstruction. Supervise your monitor or television at all times while using the strobe light software.
These configuration settings are just suggestions and are not required to utilize the stroboscope. However if you try these suggestions you may get a better stroboscopic effect.
Using Internet Explorer as the web browser is probably the best choice for flash consistency. Internet Explorer has a "non standard" full screen mode of operation. Using a full screen mode achieves the maximum strobe flash intensity and even more importantly an interval where the entire monitor screen can go black or dark. Without full screen mode you will always have some residual light from your monitor lessening the stroboscopic effect. (As of 9/28/2008 it could be Firefox and Opera have a better fullscreen, but YOU must invoke it with the F11 key.)
IE 7 users!: A very small browser will start. Hit your
"F11" key for full screen mode to see the strobe light software and
Click the button to start the strobe.
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Wow, See the blacklight strobe at the bottom of the page!
It is a little weird, but if you first hit the "r" key you will turn the color red OFF! Leaving what color, CYAN! Hit "r" again and you will have white back. If you get lost hit the "w" key to restore white! This was the only easy way to provide you with all the "saturated" colors providing the best strobe effect.
When you start out, to make it easy, just hit all 3 keys "r","g","b" simultaneously and you will go to black, then each key will give you a primary color.
Have FUN! Bob.
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I have not tried the strobe lights below, but they are a very basic piece of electronics and should work well. And man are the prices good! There's even a cheaper model! And even better, a LED blacklight strobe!
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