Building a light flicker box for your haunted house or yard haunt
I put the bulbs in a plastic socket that cost a buck a piece . I also put four bulbs in an old chandelier that I found at work, with the fog in the lobby it worked great had allot of people ask ed me how it was done.
lights will not work with this. only incandescent will work.
Well first off you will need to build a box for the light. I used a 1x4 and screwed it together. for the to and bottom I used Plexiglas that I got from work . You can use 1/4 inch plywood, or any thing that is about the same size. I then sprayed the hole inside of the box black.
is a picture of the photocell that makes the whole thing work . They are
cheep too!! about $3.00 for a pack of 5.
Now run down to the hardware store and get some stuff. Get one dimmer switch get a (GE) dimmer switch the one that will have two screws on the face plate because you will have to take it apart.
Now that the gun is hot go back to the dimmer switch and take the screws out . the two wires that you soldered on the photo switch, you will have to feed them through the hole where the two wires are already coming out , once you do this you will now need to solder the two ends to the two leads on the switch.
Once you have this done, screw the cover back on. Before you paint the box & lid drill some holes for the switch and ac plug. once you have the inside of the box painted and the switch and plug in you can now start to wire every thing together.
I know it looks like a mess at this point but it works! In the picture above I add a little light to let me know that the power is on in the box.
I have a movie with the light working I just need to get it on my page.
I will soon!