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How can I make a very simple circuit to make a light flash on, and flash off, On, Off, etc???. Thanks.? Answered

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verence (author)2011-07-02

What kind of light? LED / fluorescent lamp / incandescent lamp?
How much power? 1 LED, light for a room or a stadium illumination?
What switching frequency? Hours? Minutes? Seconds? Milliseconds?
How exact should the frequency be?
Are the frequency / the duty cycle fixed or flexible?

Very simple solution: (not meant seriously)
- Get a switch that can handle voltage and current of the lamp.
- Put it in series with the power supply and the light.
- Get a minimal wage labourer and tell him/her to switch the
light on / off / on / off ...

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Jack A Lopez (author)verence2011-07-02

Have you heard of "Transistor Man" ? He's willing to work at any hour of the day, for wages that are very reasonable.

Larger image: https://www.instructables.com/file/FO8NV9JG3TDVZ1D/

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rickharris (author)2011-07-02

Buy a flashing LED it will do everything for you.

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LargeMouthBass (author)2011-07-01

I'd suggest a circuit based on the classic 555 timer IC. There is are numerous projects on this site and elsewhere about that IC and flashing light type applications based on it.

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