Discos and nightclubs usually have an integrated sound and light system. In other words, when the music plays, the lighting mirrors the sounds – flashing in time to the boom of a sub woofer, or shining brightly with a thudding 909. This all adds to the ambience experienced by the party goers. But it’s not always such fun – a few years ago, clubbers in Leeds had to be treated for burns after they were exposed to a faulty ultra violet light. Ouch.
Have you ever wondered how the lights and sounds in a nightclub can be combined together to work as one?
You might like to …
• investigate how the signal output from a CD player or a DJ console can be used to control an array of lights
• build a model disco light unit using different coloured light emitting diodes.