A lighting effect
in which a fixture
flashes on and off quickly. Often special strobe lights or LEDs are used, as conventional
fixtures cannot rise in the time often necessaries for an effective strobe.
Arc source moving lights usually have a strobe function where a shutter
or blade rapidly interrupts the light output. Some popular dedicated strobe units include Diversitronics, HES DataFash/AF1000, Martin
Atomic 3000. For massive single-source full-stage
effects, look to Lightning Strikes