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Q & A: Flashing Lights and Fire Hazards

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Most recent answer: 10/22/2007
Q:
Hi.I have to build a project that involves a red light flashing at regular intervals for hazard indication.Iam really confused about whether to use the normal strobe circuit(Another fire hazard ) or to go with some other circuit?
- Anonymous
A:
I'm not sure what Strobe Circuit you are referring to. Its hard to comment without having more details.

It's important to be aware that any circuit presents a certain amount of fire hazard, as do powered lights. However, as long as the circuit is properly designed and all of the parts that you use in your circuit are properly sized to prevent anything from overheating, you should be ok.

-Tamara

(published on 10/22/2007)

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