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Topic: Illuminate by Bond Lee & Wenzi Magic
Message: Posted by: Titanas (Aug 10, 2018 02:00PM)
This is such a cool utility device that can enhance your appearances, vanishes or transpositions.

Check this out here:
https://www.murphysmagic.com/Product.aspx?id=62630

Best regards,
Titanas
Message: Posted by: Bunny Quinn (Aug 11, 2018 03:46AM)
I love it. Any danger for epileptics, I wonder?
Message: Posted by: pegasus (Aug 11, 2018 03:53AM)
Murphys website is down.
Message: Posted by: DavidKenney (Aug 11, 2018 07:37AM)
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Imagine producing/vanishing/transforming objects with a flash of light!
Here's a utility device to enhance your magic effects.

Wenzi, the creator of the smallest smoke device, "Nothing", has created a fantastic apparatus again. The bright light is generated by a flash, which is identical to the light source used for photography.

An intense light source, suitable for acts ranging from close up to stage
Extremely small and versatile -- can be used with other devices
Activated by pressing the gimmick or remote
One full charge lasts for hundreds of operations
A great alternative to flash paper

Contents:

Gimmick
USB wire/adaptor
Remote

RELEASE DATE:8/20/2018

$100
Message: Posted by: randyburtis (Aug 11, 2018 12:49PM)
Any clothing restrictions as far as style or color?
Message: Posted by: Chris Jones (Aug 11, 2018 01:24PM)
Iíd be surprised if it did cause epilepsy as itís not a recurring flash, no more than a phone flash I guess.
Message: Posted by: emyers99 (Aug 11, 2018 01:38PM)
Fism Flash flashback. Pun intended.
Message: Posted by: pegasus (Aug 12, 2018 01:35PM)
Iím sure this will receive glowing reviews.
Message: Posted by: magicjluc (Aug 19, 2018 04:02AM)
What is the difference with Cobra Flash??
:spinningcoin:
Message: Posted by: JosephKerr (Aug 22, 2018 10:28PM)
Obviously very early, however I am pleased with this purchase.

The main unit that provides the flash is about the length of a Morgan dollar
making it easy to F_____P___. (Although the tutorial video teaches some
handling that uses this technique, I would never want my hands to be
that dirty after such a beautiful moment.) Fortunately the unit can be attached
to your person using other means. I'm planning on pinning it to an undershirt or
wearing it on a thin necklace.

The main unit charges very quickly which is a pleasant surprise considering that a
single charge is supposedly good for several hundred flashes. (I haven't and do not plan
on stress testing it.)

The remote to the unit is also very small and designed to ensure that the button
is easily activated. The remote is designed to be clipped on your clothing with a
safety pin (not included).

To give you an idea of how small this is, both the device and the remote can fit
on a business card with room to spare.

Itís not as bright as my old FISM Flash but close enough given its price
and the drastic reduction in size compared to other flash units that I think it's
totally worth it.

I haven't owned Cobra Flash but I understand that it's a more expensive
corded unit versus Illuminate which is wireless. I can imagine the Cobra Flash
being a little bit brighter

The amount of fun I've had with people by just dramatically blowing on the tips
of my finger and thumb and then snapping to produce a flash of light is just
ridiculous. Can't wait to go out this weekend and hit the town with it.
Message: Posted by: Gordon Astley (Aug 24, 2018 01:40PM)
At last the successor to my FISM Flash. Not as bulky, and it's wireless. I use it with the switch attached to my inner calf as I did with FISM Flash, and the bulb hanging from a lanyard around my neck and underneath my shirt front.. Just using elastic at the moment. If anyone comes up with alternatives, please let me know.
Message: Posted by: Waters. (Aug 25, 2018 11:46AM)
This looks very nice. How difficult is activation and timing without having someone operate a remote. In other words, is this a worker?
Message: Posted by: Gordon Astley (Sep 28, 2018 05:26PM)
My remote has stopped functioning and I suspect it is battery related. I am trying to change the battery. It's not covered in the video. Anyone have any practical input on this
Message: Posted by: Carrie Sue (Dec 19, 2018 12:39PM)
The device would benefit from an instruction booklet with an illustration showing the major controls, such as the on-off switch. I could only find it by poking around the device with a magnifying lamp, since it's all black.

There I am pressing the trigger after the charge going, "Why won't it fire?"

Then my brain finally said, "You gotta turn it on."

"Great. Where?"

Five minutes later, I finally found it.

Now to start playing.
Message: Posted by: pegasus (Dec 19, 2018 01:13PM)
Why would you expect an instruction booklet in how to turn the device on and how to change batteries? It only cost 100 Bucks. What do you expect ?
Message: Posted by: Carrie Sue (Dec 19, 2018 01:22PM)
[quote]On Dec 19, 2018, pegasus wrote:
Why would you expect an instruction booklet in how to turn the device on and how to change batteries? It only cost 100 Bucks. What do you expect ? [/quote]

Sarcasm?

Carrie
Message: Posted by: J M Talbot (Dec 19, 2018 06:47PM)
This has proven to a cool item and functions very well. One of my best buys of 2018. Have used this in a few different ways and now finally incorporating it into the project I bought it for. If it is something you can use cannot imagine being disappointed with it.

For now the unit resides in my Christmas tree. When a guest comes over I pretend to throw a light into the tree (via a super bright white d'lite type device). The flash then mysteriously comes from the tree... kids love it :)
Message: Posted by: tom1926 (Jan 11, 2020 02:06PM)
For vanishes Is this a more exciting addition than a smoke effect using a watch or the magic Smith device?

Regarding the hanging around the neck beneath the shirt, are you letting it flash through your shirt? Or somehow letting it poke out at an appropriate moment?

It seems like the addition required for all these devices is a gravity switch in the remote. It's very difficult for me to imagine how to activate the switch practically for Street magic, given I need to move a lot and arm and thigh bands slip.

Is there now an instructional video detailing how to Palm and ditch the gimmick when combined with say a coin vanish? The flash can be activated by a button on the gimmick correct?
Message: Posted by: barts185 (Feb 22, 2020 12:12PM)
[quote]On Jan 11, 2020, tom1926 wrote:
For vanishes Is this a more exciting addition than a smoke effect using a watch or the magic Smith device?

Regarding the hanging around the neck beneath the shirt, are you letting it flash through your shirt? Or somehow letting it poke out at an appropriate moment?

It seems like the addition required for all these devices is a gravity switch in the remote. It's very difficult for me to imagine how to activate the switch practically for Street magic, given I need to move a lot and arm and thigh bands slip.

Is there now an instructional video detailing how to Palm and ditch the gimmick when combined with say a coin vanish? The flash can be activated by a button on the gimmick correct? [/quote]

The video is 6:41. It's very basic and, as someone else pointed out, does not even cover how to change the battery in the remote. This has been asked on the instruction page (it's a vimeo video) and hasn't been answered there.

The video shows him palming the gimmick while doing a french drop, but it doesn't cover how to get the gimmick into place or how to then ditch it.

Earlier, it shows how to hook it to a reel. But again, not actually using it, just - hey, you can hook this to a reel (it does show hooking it to a reel while sitting on a close-up pad and then he pulls the gimmick a little and lets it go).

The flash can be activated by a button on the gimmick or by the remote control.
Message: Posted by: tom1926 (Feb 22, 2020 12:19PM)
Cheers Bart. Yes not for me at present, thorough tutorials for pioneer prices are a must.

I've ordered a thumbtip with LED built in. See how that goes. Gonna have a LOT of heat so anxious about visibility and need Tardis pockets.
Message: Posted by: barts185 (Feb 26, 2020 01:47PM)
[quote]On Aug 22, 2018, JosephKerr wrote:

The main unit charges very quickly which is a pleasant surprise considering that a
single charge is supposedly good for several hundred flashes. (I haven't and do not plan
on stress testing it.)

[/quote]

Not sure if this qualifies as stress testing, but over the course of three days I flashed it 350 times without charging it, either 10 at a time or 25 at a time.

I don't have a light meter, but it seemed to be just as bright at the end as it was at the start.

It took less than 15 minutes plugged into a USB port to charge after that.