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What types of flood lights turn on/off fast enough and won't burn out?


mcmason

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I am trying to make lightning, and have seen it done with flood lights and strobes. Just wondering if I can use halogen white flood lights. Will those turn on/off fast enough (.05 seconds)?

Which type lasts the longest using them like that? Halogen, incandescent, LED (still a bit expensive).

Any advise on each of them as far as ability to turn on/off fast and ability to last a while w/out burning out when used that way would be great.

Thanks in advance.

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I have used regular flood lights in my past display, but I am switching over to LED flood lights this year. The LEDs are solid state, so they are instant on/off and do not have a filament to burn out.
They are an RGB kit and reasonably priced ($25). You would still need a DC controller (CMB-16D-QC) and a power supply. I am also using smaller spot lights ($12 per kit).
I beleive that there will be flood lights in the CCD to be released soon, but do not know for certain.

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I've been using some LED wall washers the last several years with great results. My first choice would be the fast response times of the LED floodlights.

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I use 10W brite white led lights. You can also get 20-100W leds with enclosure on ebay. Expect 3 weeks delivery for stardard shipping.

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I'm using 5 incan out door noma floods, the effect is quite good, but needed some pop, so I added 2 non led strobes for that extra pop and flash. Used the VU wizard to program the flashes.

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