Strobe lightings are usually quite affordable, or can be borrowed from any number of people. Used in conjunction with a smoke machine or dry ice, strobe lighting can be highly effective in haunted houses. Strobes are used in scientific and industrial applications, in clubs where they are used to give an illusion of slow motion (cf. Other applications are in alarm systems, theatrical lighting (most notably to simulate lightning ), and as high-visibility running lights . These lights are usually attached to the shoulder of a PFD, so it is visible while floating in the water. The light should be checked and batteries replaced regularly.
Strobe lights are particularly popular in clubs where they are used to give an illusion of slow motion (called temporal aliasing). The origin of strobe lighting dates to 1931, when Harold Eugene "Doc" Edgerton designed the first strobe light to aid in the study of moving objects. Strobe lights are often seen in commercial haunts, but you can use the for the same effect at home in rooms, hallways or even outdoors to frighten and disorientate your trick or treaters.
If done correctly strobe lights can add a great effect to your Halloween haunt, display or party, but if done poorly it will annoy your visitors and take away from the overall atmosphere. Strobe lights are used as a supplement to the red lens to draw the attention of the driver to a traffic signal. Strobe lights have been used in situations in which (a) the signal is unexpected, (b) the signal may be difficult to see, and (c) there is an accident problem or potential accident problem.