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a lamp that flickers Answered

Hi, I've discovered this site just yesterday.... I try to use the search engine but it doesn't help. I'm preparing a location for a video. Now, I need to simulate an almost broken lamp, you know, a lamp that flickers. We're using incandescent lamps. It is possible to build a switch (or something else) that can simulates this effect on an incandescent lamp? Tnx in advance, ciao

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chaoscampbell
chaoscampbell

13 years ago

might need to widen the socket a bit too. to give it room to wobble

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Reply 13 years ago

Well, I had a long distance dialogue with Jim from this site
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and for just 83 usd I bought this product
http://hauntmasterproducts.com/17.html
You can find some video samples too in this page.
I think it will be great for us.... I know, this isn't just an "instructable" solution but you know, it's easy and inexpensive (I'm not an electrician). ciao

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chaoscampbell
chaoscampbell

13 years ago

just unscrew the bulb to the point it just barly connects.....any movement will make it flicker

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Kiteman
Kiteman

13 years ago

You could try this idea, or use a 555 chip to work a relay or reed switch?

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Reply 13 years ago

Yes, tnx: maybe can use the idea of Joe426.... But I don't know: we're using 220 volt and 200 watt incandescent lamp.... but I'll think about this idea, maybe I can adapt it. I didn't know that exists an 555 chip (I read about it on wicki). Anyway, I'm not an electrician an I'm still looking for a simple, easy to build/almost ready idea. Tnx, ciao

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guyfrom7up
guyfrom7up

Reply 13 years ago

it shouldn't matter, it's using a relay.