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I have used it. I put my colored rope lights on it. Worked really well and i didnt have to hear anything unless i wanted to. It comes with a sound cd if you want to use that, but i just hooked it up to some music. I got mine of ebay for like 12 bucks so i would check there.
 

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so for those of you have used it, could I hook up multiple lights to it with a power strip, or something? Maybe thats a stupid question but I dont understand electricity at all, haha

thanks guys, especially for the links!
 

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This thing will handle 500 watts. So, yes, you could hook it up to a power strip and run a few lights as long as they don't pull 500 watts TOTAL. With that being said, they will all flash on and off at the same time, since this is a single channel unit.

I use mine with 'photo' bulbs ( 2 @ 250watts a piece ) shoot one into a tree and the other at the house. Put on a thunder and lightning cd. Walla, instant atmosphere.

It does great for lightning. I used mine outdoors for a week straight and it never gave me any problems.
 

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Just ordered 3 from that link provided, im excited!
I have been wanting to buy a good lightning machine, was looking at the I-zombie but couldent justify the price tag right now, these little buget machines will work great for now with a strobe light or photo bulbs
 

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wow, 3! My yard isnt that big and my budget is a lot lower, but I'm really excited to get one of these and hook up a thunder track...which is what I need next....some good thunder..
 

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Beepem, you will absolutely LOVE it. You can adjust the thing many different ways, so it picks up the sounds heavier or lighter. I set mine very low, so it only picked up the LOUD parts of the thunder, so you'd hear the thunder, but wouldn't see a flash for a couple of seconds, and then it also allowed the thunder to roll without the strobes flashing.

I set about 3 strobes up outside our dining room windows, pointing down, had the windows open and hung up some torn drapes which blew into the room by means of having a huge shop fan outside. Was absolutely incredible.
 

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wow sounds great! It turns the lights on when it hears noise, right? I just ordered one!
 

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thanks for link I just ordered 2 myself.
 

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I keep thinking I should order a couple more, I think this is when I finally realize I have a problem. lol

These units will handle up to 500w, so assuming you can get enough light across the front of your house using no more than 500w total for all bulbs, it will work.

Odds are your going to want to use high wattage bulbs, someone mentioned using 2 250w (total of 500w) photo bulbs, which would be perfect, you could easily add another machine if you need to hit other areas.

I bought 3 units, 2 for outside, 1 for inside. ill have the two outside running either strobe lights or photo bulbs and the one inside controlling my interior lights so that when the thunder sounds, the ones outside will flash and the lights inside will dim, I should have really bought 4 units.
 

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yeah skeletonowl, it is. I'll probably hook up 2 or 3 hundred watts to it. Its gonna be an addition to the regular colored lighting, this will just have the clear lights for lightning
 
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