You’ve set up strings of pumpkin lights and made the place look totally spooky and haunted for your party. Cobwebs are a hanging, bloody shower curtain is in the bathroom – the whole nine yards. Your makeup and prosthetics are finely adjusted and you’re sure you’re the scariest ghoul on the block. Maybe you’ve even gone that extra mile and prepared a bunch of Halloween-themed desserts — gummy eyeballs, marshmallow ghosts, and cookie gravestones. The only things missing are thunder and lightning effects.
And of course, more fake blood.
If you find yourself in this predicament, don’t flip out. Nab yourself a Perfect Storm Lightning Controller for that ultimate Halloween party vibe. With this handy gadget, you can instantly create an eerie atmosphere and creep out your guests with some easy thunder and lightning effects.
The Perfect Storm Lightning Controller is an inexpensive sound-activated lightning simulator that allows you to control the flashing of your lights and create a thunder and lightning effect. It comes with a microphone that “listens” to the sounds around it and synchronizes these sounds with the flashing of lights. This means that you don’t have to manually operate the lightning controller; just plug your lights into it and place it near a sound source, and it’ll take care of the rest! Unlike some lightning controllers, the Perfect Storm comes with a CD that plays more than 60 minutes’ worth of spooky sound effects, so no need to scour the web for thunder and lightning sound effects. However if you wanted to, you can use any kind of music and play it through your CD player, MP3 player, smartphone, or tablet and the lightning simulator will pick up the music and synchronize your lights with the sounds.
The Perfect Storm is also an excellent budget thunder and lightning simulator for plays and theater productions. Use it to turn ordinary bulbs into lightning effect lights and add an extra layer of realism and drama to your theatrical productions to capture the attention of your audience. Lightning simulators are also really effective for haunted attractions that need to add a little more ominous gloom and doom to their settings.
One last word of advice: Just make sure to attach only LED and incandescent lights to the Perfect Storm Lightning Controller as the unit isn’t recommended for fluorescent lights. And of course, it’s always good to check the lights and ensure they don’t exceed 1,000 watts of power to avoid tripping the device’s reset fuse.
Want to learn more about lightning controllers and find the best match for your Halloween haunt? Check out all of our thunder and lightning simulators here!