DARK LIGHT - By Stephane Jardonnet

Review area devoted to tricks and effects where props are involved.

Moderators: Mandrake, bananafish, Lady of Mystery, support, nickj

Aeternum Servare Secreta Manufacturer of modern & unique magic apparatus! Sorcery Shop - Home of the ITR Dude That's Cool Magic Visit Magicbox for all the latest and best effects! UK's Online Magic Tricks and Jokes Shop offers kids and beginner magic tricks and jokes.

DARK LIGHT - By Stephane Jardonnet

Postby TedTalon » Apr 7th, '09, 18:41



Teaser Ad copy:
A Seemingly ordinary 40 watt light bulb flickers and lights on command. Why is this amazing? Because this is after you unscrewed it from the socket. You can hold it, set it on the table, or hand it to the spectator, no touch or voice commands required. This is a extremely technologically advanced light bulb 4 years in the making.

Link: http://tinyurl.com/dbx764

User avatar
TedTalon
Full Member
 
Posts: 60
Joined: Feb 7th, '09, 13:07
Location: USA

Postby Replicant » Apr 7th, '09, 19:08

So how about some of your thoughts on this? A review, if you will. Do you own Dark Light or is this an ad?

User avatar
Replicant
Elite Member
 
Posts: 3951
Joined: Jun 7th, '05, 13:46
Location: Hertfordshire, UK (36:AH)

Review of Dark Light by Stephane Jardonnet

Postby TedTalon » Apr 8th, '09, 05:53

Replicant wrote:So how about some of your thoughts on this? A review, if you will. Do you own Dark Light or is this an ad?


Requested review:

THE BULB
The light bulb comes boxed, and carefully surrounded in bubble wrap. As it is a real 40 watt light bulb. Even upon touch, and visual inspection is appears to look and feel like a normal light bulb.

THE REMOTE
The remote is small with one button, and consists of a simple circut board with an open on end protective covering. This allows the signal to travel very far. The remote can be easily stored in a pocket or fit in the hand. It's about half the length of a standard bic pen, and aprox three times its width. At just about the same thickness as a sharpie. Its distance is difficult to measure, but I would say virtually anyone who can see the bulb with the naked eye could control it's action. One push of the button, delivers a one second delay and then bulb flickers three times and then emits constant light for 12 seconds. Another push of the button can shut off the unit earlier. The one second delay allows time to activate ditch and show you hands clean.

THE ACTION
I purchased this to use for my mentalism act. But, since I have received it I am coming up with more, and more ideas. This is a supernatural effect that freaks people out, easily incorporated into stage, or TV.

MY FINAL THOUGHTS
It is expensive, however the technology, and quality behind Dark Light is clear as to why. I recommend this to anyone that is into mentalism, or has a Stage or TV act that could use a dose of Spiritism.

I hope that was a decent review I have only done a couple thus far.

- Ted

Last edited by TedTalon on Apr 8th, '09, 12:27, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar
TedTalon
Full Member
 
Posts: 60
Joined: Feb 7th, '09, 13:07
Location: USA

Postby FairieSnuff » Apr 8th, '09, 09:01

Id be so scared of dropping it and smashing it at that price ..... I'm a bit of a cluster on the quiet ...

:oops:

F x

FairieSnuff
Advanced Member
 
Posts: 1360
Joined: Jun 29th, '08, 22:01

Postby daleshrimpton » Apr 8th, '09, 09:27

my reservation about this item, ( in this country) is that you used the words unscrew. most bulbs in the u.k, are bayonet fitting.

also, light bulbs are becoming increasingly rarer, thanks to the shift over to lower wattage items.
I can see a time, in the not too distant future, when people will just not know what that strange round glass object is, that the magician put on the table.

you're like Yoda.you dont say much, but what you do say is worth listening to....
Greg Wilson about.... Me.
User avatar
daleshrimpton
Veteran Member
 
Posts: 7186
Joined: Apr 28th, '03, 08:49
Location: Burnham, Slough Berkshire

Postby Reverend Tristan » Apr 8th, '09, 09:29

FairieSnuff wrote:Id be so scared of dropping it and smashing it at that price ..... I'm a bit of a cluster on the quiet ...

:oops:

F x

you and me both, bought something else hoping it would do this but it doesn't

User avatar
Reverend Tristan
Senior Member
 
Posts: 683
Joined: Nov 14th, '06, 01:22
Location: worksop

Postby daleshrimpton » Apr 8th, '09, 09:41

A worse ( yet more likely) case senario.....
you hand it to a spectator. it lights up, and they drop it in shock.

smash.

you're like Yoda.you dont say much, but what you do say is worth listening to....
Greg Wilson about.... Me.
User avatar
daleshrimpton
Veteran Member
 
Posts: 7186
Joined: Apr 28th, '03, 08:49
Location: Burnham, Slough Berkshire

Postby Replicant » Apr 8th, '09, 12:15

FairieSnuff wrote:Id be so scared of dropping it and smashing it at that price ..... I'm a bit of a cluster on the quiet ...

:oops:

F x


That would be very funny, in a twisted sort of way.

User avatar
Replicant
Elite Member
 
Posts: 3951
Joined: Jun 7th, '05, 13:46
Location: Hertfordshire, UK (36:AH)

It is repairable

Postby TedTalon » Apr 8th, '09, 12:16

FairieSnuff wrote:Id be so scared of dropping it and smashing it at that price ..... I'm a bit of a cluster on the quiet ...

:oops:

F x


I thought about that, but I was assured that it is repairable with a little effort if dropped. I was satisfied with the instructions, it covers it all. You can also switch it from the inside to just come on without the three flickers. I haven't taken mine apart to do this. But it's also covered in the instructions. They suggest that in that way it could be used as a lie detection routine. Additionally, if I touch someone while holding the bulb. It seems to generate a static shock to the other person. More ideas :idea: I wish it were less expensive, but overall I am happy with my purchase.

User avatar
TedTalon
Full Member
 
Posts: 60
Joined: Feb 7th, '09, 13:07
Location: USA


Return to Reviews - Tricks 'n Props

MagicWorld Magic Shop for Magic Tricks Web Design for Magicians World-Of-Magic, Suppliers of quality Magic Worldwide Best prices around! A web site set up to sell my book, THE STRIPPER DECK, and future magical/mentalism titles. Best prices around! Playing Cards for Magicians

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests

cron