Create 21st Century Halloween Decorations with the help of LED lights!

Create 21st Century Halloween Decorations with the help of LED lights!

Are you sick of seeing the same Hallowe’en decorations every year? No, us neither. But we think they sometimes look outdated. Old-fashioned, even. We can upgrade a few of them with readily-available technology.

Create 21st Century Halloween Decorations with the help of LED lights!

Now, to be fair, a Jack-O-Lantern is traditional. But it’s still due for an update; carving out a face and inserting a tealight into the hollow squash just isn’t going to cut it any more.

Modern Alternatives to Jack-O-Lantern?

The more modern alternative is – what else? – a tiny lightbulb. This Aurora LED marker light is perfect for the purpose, with a small 1 metre cable to illuminate a terrifying Jack-O-Lantern’s face with eerie white or cool blue light.

Or, for the more technologically-inclined, there’s the option to upgrade that pumpkin for some 21st Century scares.

Instructables author noelportugal hid a motion detector in his Jack-O-Lantern and rigged it up to a huge plastic spider so that it would drop on the heads of his visitors.

We can’t wholeheartedly suggest you do this – spiders… are not loved by everyone – but all you would need is one of our many motion detectors, a robust computer processor, and a slightly mean sense of humour.

Any Technical Projects this Hallowe’en?

There’s still time to take on a technical project in time for Halloween, but in case you find yourself strapped for time remember that almost anything is scary when it’s backlit.

Even a balloon with a face on it will do the trick if it’s a spooky colour, and if the face is particularly horrifying. Just fit a coloured bulb into a wall light like this flexible, low voltage Microlux offering.

We’d really like to hear your ideas, too! Or at least a good ghost story.

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