The disco Eggs have a standard lamp Edison Screw socket fitting, this make them quick to install. The consumption of power is very low, about 5 Watts each egg light Strobe. The xenon strobe light bulb should last about 10 million flashes. There is an adjustment speed variable control allowing a frequency range of 1 (1Hz) cycle per second on its slowest speed and 12 (12Hz) flashes per second at full speed. The problem with most strobe lighting is the faster you have the strobing going the flash is not so bright. The name of this light comes from its design. Egg Strobes can be used outdoors or Indoor, there is a Rubber gasket that makes it water proof.The Egg Stobe is about 4 inches in height and Weigh 165g. the plastic egg Optional cover can be purchased separately so new colored replacement heads are not a problem or you could change to color depending on what light show your putting on. Replacement covers can be purchased for Techni-Lux. This light is not so good on its own if you only have one of them but if you have about 15 – 20 disco Egg Strobes it makes a really nice effect of lighting, they are best placed above the heads of the crowed. There is other style of Edison Screw Strobe lights, the Easy Flash E27, this is just about the same as the strobing egg.If you ever take a strobe apart, be very careful, there is still a high voltage stored on it, even when switch off, it’s stored in the electrolytic capacitor. The first thing to do is to short out the capacitor with an insolated screw driver. The capacitor will look like a tiny tin of coca-cola with two wires coming out of it and a marking "uf". Any electrolytic capacitor must be wired in the correct way round. This component is polarized, there is a + positive and a – negative.
In the circuit diagram, the C1, C2 and C3 are the electrolytic capacitor. On the main capacitors on your strobe circuit, you can wire in a 1M (1 Mega ohm) 1 watt Resistor, this will make the circuit of the strobe safer for working on. The T1 is a trigger coil, the output of this coil going to the L1 xenon strobe bulb at a voltage of about 4000 volts. These causes a spark in the xenon bulb which ionizes the gas allowing the power supply to discharge through the xenon tube.The xenon gas is excited and as it discharges it releases photons, this gives the bright flash. If you want to increase the brightness of your strobe, you can add an extra capacitor to the circuit but don’t go more that about 35 % or you will burn out the xenon bulb but doing this will make the life span of the bulb shorter. 10 million flashes will become 2 million flashes.