How to Troubleshoot Your Strobe Lights

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How to Troubleshoot Your Strobe Lights

Adding strobe lights turns a boring dance floor into an exciting nightclub. The flashing lights are synonymous with throbbing music, and they are perfect for parties, dances, and receptions. However, strobe lights are not always up to the task, so find out how to fix your broken lights and get them back on the dance floor in minutes. Browse eBay to find everything you need to troubleshoot your sparkling strobes.


Check Power

Most strobe lights and disco lights include Xenon or LED bulbs. If your strobe lights are not turning on at all, it may require replacement bulbs. If the lights are battery-powered, replace the old batteries with fresh ones. If the strobes plug into the wall, check to make sure a fuse is not blown, or that the outlet is in some way faulty. Plug the strobes into a different outlet to determine whether the issue is the outlet, a fuse, or the actual strobes. Make sure the strobe lights are not loose, and connect all of the parts properly to the lighting circuits.


Adjust the Settings

All party strobes have adjustable settings to customize the lights to flash intermittently with a certain number of light flashes each second, which produce the desired effect. Check the settings to make sure they are correct, and then try to power-on the strobe lights. The fastest setting is not necessarily the best, so choose a slower setting to conserve power. Once you determine that the power source is working and the settings are correct, if the strobe lights or mini strobes still do not work, it could be a wiring issue.


Replace Faulty Wiring

Many DJ's link more than one strobe light together to produce a powerful flashing effect. However, if there is weak or damaged wiring in between your lights, one or more of the strobes may fail. Check the wires that connect each strobe for damage, and ensure all of the connections are tight and not loose. Inspect the power cord to make sure no wires are sticking out, and make sure you are not anywhere near water or moisture, which is a problem for wiring and electrical applications. Check fuses inside your lights, and if your lights contain tubes, replace the tubes, if all else fails.


Purchase New Lights

There are some instances when you simply need to purchase new strobe lights. If your lights are on for more than a few minutes and you notice the base of the lights is hot to the touch, then these lights are unsafe and require replacing. If wires are sticking out, torn, or broken, they are an electrical hazard, and if at any time lights are smoking or do not turn on, they may not be repairable.

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