We were commissioned to create a set of props to simulate illuminated fireflies in a live stage production. High-wattage warm white 8mm LEDs are mounted at the ends of thick semi-flexible wires, and gathered in bundles. Some of the units are worn in a backpack-style assembly, and some are used as a handheld device with a 3 foot long handle.
The lights can be animated in a steady glow, or in a range of blinking speeds selected with a built-in mode switch. Each unit is powered by a rechargeable 9V battery.
The clip below shows some of the animation patterns, as recorded in our studio.