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I'm familier with the florescent starter and extention cord trick, but is there a small flicker unit that can be built using a 9v battery for power and self containment?
 

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How small of a light do you want? Dollar store has LED fllicker candles for a buck, and geek.com has ones that break apart nicely (image below) with wire leads already to hook to a cheaper battery.

Grave, do you have a link to that on Geek.com? I can't navigate that thing if my life depended on it! :eek:
 

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I just followed some instructions online to create a flicker box and expanded the process to (2) two outlet set ups. Not bad. I bought two of the pumpkins with the night light inside from lowes for $9.99. plugged them in worked great. The lights is either 4w or 7w. It didnt say so Im going to assume 4w. I first started with a FS-2 (14, 15 and 20w) and an FS-25 (18, 20, 22 and 25w. FS-2 blew out about 6hrs in and stayed lit. the FS-25 about 12hrs. So I am trying with FS-5 (4, 6, & 8w). I am not sure if the FS-2 and FS 25 were to much for the lil bulb, but so far so good.
 

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I I think with a nine volt battery your best bet is to get some cheap flickering LED tea lights. Break them apart like Otaku said and wire up 2 or 3 in series depending on the batteries in the original tea light; i.e. If they had 2 aa or aaa batteries that's 3 volts, 3 in series would work for a 9 volt battery.
 

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This is sort of a zombie thread from '07 ... but fitting for T-17 days to Halloween!

'Ficker Tech' has advanced much since then. The fluorescent starters are generally only used when someone wants a really 'big' flicker such as a 60W bulb - and really, several 'Short Circuit' LED bulbs are replacing that application.

http://www.gemmy.com/Short_Circuit_Edison_Bulb_p/56875.htm

If you want more of a 'tea light' application, you can buy LEDs which flicker directly from Evil Mad Scientist, ebay and others. Some of those are bright enough to be used on their own (ie - much brighter and more of a 'candle' color than the yellow tea light)

Or as I've posted in a few threads, you can hack a tea light to drive high power LEDs in the color and brightness of your choice.
 

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I forgot. I was able to find the Starter bases at Orchard Supply Hardware. with the switches hidden in a small bin so you might have to look, because when I asked, I was looked at like like I had two heads and they kept insiting the starters are what I was aking for.
 
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