“Strobe Lights.” The term conjures the flickers of old movie reels, disco-era nightclubs, frat-house parties, campy B-52s’ songs, and emergency scenes with flashing police lights. While some of these memories may be horrifying, a strobe light can actually be a cause of merriment and other-worldly fun for your Halloween decorations and festivities. Nail into the coffin those old reminisces—and the high-cost of those old-school strobe lights—because the technology of today is not what you saw in those old grainy black-and-white films. FLASH! Let’s shed some light on LED strobe lights!

Halloween merchandisers and manufacturers have consolidated upon the innovative technological advances in illumination that police and security services have been employing in recent years. In earlier years, you may have been accustomed to a light-emitting diode, or LED, as being relegated solely to the displays of our old Texas Instruments calculators and retro hand-held games. However, a recent revolution in the luminescence and output of LEDs has made all sorts of lighting the territory of LED technology—including LED strobe lights!

Once upon a time, strobe lights were big, bulky, usable only in large spaces, and easily subject to burn-out and breakage (because, let’s face it: people were dancing and partying around them). Even more significantly, they were so expensive as to not be accessible to the casual party planner. Wouldn’t it be cool to have a strobe light effect in a much smaller, contained space—say, a carved pumpkin?

Necessity and parties must be the mother of invention because, thanks to modern advances, both the tiny, intimate size of today’s LED strobe lights and their power-in-a-tiny-punch strobe effects mean that even your porch-front Jack o’ Lantern or your life-size Frankenstein head or witch costume can strobe-light up your Halloween night! And NEWS FLASH! These revolutionary LED strobe lights are a fraction of the cost and readily obtainable from internet Halloween retailers right now, in time to add that perfectly hideous strobing touch to your pumpkin, friendly Frankenstein, or wicked-witch costume.

And today’s LED strobe lights don’t merely just flash. These tiny packets of oscillating luminary power offer more multi-function switches than even the DJ at Studio 54 had at his disposal back in 1976. And your colors are not limited to white. Now, your pumpkin or window decoration—even in your car, because many of these strobe lights are battery-operated—can broadcast the full spectrum of wild colors to bamboozle and bewitch your Halloween guests.

So don’t settle for just a flickering memory of old-fashioned strobe effects for your Halloween get-together and decoration scene, when LED strobe lights are just a flicker of your wrist away, via the Internet!