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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2005 8:25 pm 
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I just thought of it and it would be AWSOME!! How would one pull it off though?


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rig an inverter? what type of power does it need, AC or DC?


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2005 9:21 pm 
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Most of them run on 12VDC (no surprise for someting that's a vehicle accessory) so it's actually dead simple.

http://www2.northerntool.com/cat-12/95+768693/12.htm

You may or may not be able to buy certain colors like red. But some taillight tape can take care of that too.


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I seen some of these in Fry's back by the computer cases. They're kinda big though.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 47837&rd=1
They're all over

You could rig up your own though. It's just a light, a revolving reflector, and a colored dome. A flash light has the reflector and the light, so that's the easy part. There's motors all over the place, so you could mount it on there. The dome could be made out of what ever you find that has that shape. Doesn't even have to be a dome like the old ones. you could use some square boxes and make a newer type of light bar.

The dome?
http://www.sks-bottle.com/340c/BluePlasticJars.html
http://www.taillightking.com/misc_lights_Red.htm
http://www.specialtybottle.com/index.as ... ProdID=206


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I have a few of these lights for use at parties. There are few things to keep in mind.

If you find a "real" light meant for a automobile, you will need to replace the bulb with a lower wattage one. The stock one will draw far far too much current from your power supply and be too bright for indoor use.

Stay away from strobes. They use a inverter that can generate a lot of electrical "noise" which is a bad thing to put inside your case with sensitive electronics.

Be aware that the mechanical workings of the spinning refector do make some noise and will be audible outside the case.


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