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FireFly FF-301 Lightning Controller

FireFly FF-301 Lightning Controller

FireFly model FF-301 is a premium microprocessor-controlled three-channel lightning simulator which offers two channels of lightning, plus a third dedicated dimmer channel.

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FireFly is a state of the art electronic lightning simulator designed for theme parks, commercial haunted houses or theater, yet it is affordable enough for the average home haunt. With it’s solid-state design, multiple modes of operation, high power handling capacity and its support of our high-intensity LED light sources, FireFly is lightning years ahead of the competition.

FireFly model FF-301 is a premium microprocessor-controlled three-channel lightning simulator which offers two channels of lightning, plus a third dedicated dimmer channel. Two channels can be used for lightning effects plus one channel can be connected to house lights, porch lights or even a lamp in the window for dimming effects. When there is a close “lightning strike”, not only do you see the lightning flash, but lights connected to the third channel will dim and flicker as though power is about to go out. Very realistic! In addition, there is an all-new strobe control never before available on a lightning simulator. This 1/4" jack can connect to professional strobe lights with a control jack. Then, the strobe will provide an extra 'kick' to loud thunder strikes. The louder the thunder, the faster the strobe fires!

A maximum of 3,000 watts of lights can be connected to the FF-301.

To protect the user as well as connected equipment, the FF-301 utilizes a switch mode power supply as well as solid state optical isolation to separate high voltage circuits from audio and control circuits.

FireFly was designed to support a wide variety of lights. For best results, we recommend our ProLight 200 high-power LED light, which we designed specifically for lightning simulation. The intense white light and quick reaction time of these lights is unsurpassed in simulating lighting. FireFly also supports dimmable compact fluorescent, some dimmable LEDs, conventional incandescent, cold cathode, and Halogen bulbs.

In order to insure that lights fire quickly and offer the appropriate dynamic range, adjustable threshold controls are accessable via the Menu button for easy end-user optimization.

An internal test routine can be selected via the Menu button to confirm proper operation of the FireFly circuitry and connected lights.

The FF-301 uses digital phase cut dimming so that the intensity of the light directly corresponds with the amplitude (volume) of the thunder.

Lights Alive provides an unprecedented five (5) year limited warranty on all FireFly models. We will repair or replace (our option) any unit that fails within five years of the purchase date due to defective materials or workmanship. This warranty will not apply to units that have been modified or that have been subjected to physical abuse. For warranty service, simply call or email Lights Alive for a return authorization number, then return the unit, prepaid, to Lights Alive along with your proof of purchase. Please insure your package as we cannot be responsible for damage incurred during shipping. We will promptly repair or replace your unit and return it by the most economical means. If you prefer expedited shipping, please contact Lights Alive for shipping costs.

Regardless of its age, Lights Alive currently offers 50% of your documented purchase price toward the purchase of any higher model FireFly lightning controller. Simply call or email us for details on how to return your existing unit. We’ll send you an invoice for the new model and ship it to you immediately upon receipt of the upgrade costs. This offer may be modified or discontinued without notice and is good only for upgrades purchased directly from Lights Alive.

FireFly 301 has built-in 16 bit, 44.1kHz CD-quality audio, which can be played continuously ("looped") or triggered externally for "lightning on demand." In the event a user wants to use their own audio, FireFly also operates with standard line-level audio via a conventional 1/8” stereo jack. Various adapters and cables are available from Lights Alive or through your local electronics store. Please consult with Lights Alive if you have connection questions.

FireFly is proudly designed and manufactured by Lights Alive in the United States.

FireFly is housed in a stackable case, making it easy to stack multiple units into a single neat unit.

  • Lighting Channels:Three (3)
  • Maximum Power Rating: 3000 Watts
  • Strobe Control Channel: Yes
  • Modes: Stereo Lightning, Dedicated Dimming Channel, Dedicated Strobe Channel, Trigger Input for Lightning On Demand, Internal or External Audio
  • Display: LCD
  • Electrical Isolation: Low Voltage Switch Mode Power Supply + Optical
  • Lights supported: LED, Incandescent, Halogen, Fluorescent, plus pro strobes
  • Threshold: Digital
  • Microprocessor: Yes
  • Internal Test Circuit: Self-Test in Firmware
  • Control method: Digital Phase Cut Dimming
  • Audio Input: 1/8" stereo (mini) jack
  • Audio Quality: Internal CD-quality Stereo Audio
  • Overload Protection: Master Fuse plus individually fused channels

PLEASE NOTE: This product is designed for use on 110V / 60Hz power systems. It is not compatible with 220V / 50hz and a transformer can not be used to convert.

Ship Weight: 1 pounds


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  • What kind of speakers work best with this product?
    Any type of amplified speakers (or an amplifier and passive speakers) will work. The lightning controller does not have anything to do with the speakers, it “listens” to the audio single coming in to decode it.
  • Can strobe lights be used with this product?
    No, strobe lights are "blinky" and do not create an effect of lightning. The appropriate lights to use are incandescent, which are standard regular lights.
  • Does this lightning controller have a microphone in the front to "listen" to the thunder tracks?
    This lightning controller does not use a microphone. You must connect an audio source to it.
  • Will this lighting machine run on 220V?
    These lighting machines will only run from 110V AC. They do not work on 220V.