strobe light


Definition of strobe light 

: strobe

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In 2007, downtown tunnel buses were equipped with strobe lights, to reduce odds a mirror would smack people on the boarding platforms. Mike Lindblom, The Seattle Times, "Metro says fatal Westlake Avenue bus-pedestrian crash was preventable, agrees to $7.7M settlement," 26 Oct. 2018 Blow-up eyeballs, a human bubble suit and strobe lights were all part of the band’s performance. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Best and worst of Summerfest Day 9: Janelle Monáe, Flaming Lips, BØRNS, Judah & the Lion and more," 7 July 2018 Interestingly, strobe lights are not the only thing that can trigger photosensitivity for people with epilepsy. Korin Miller, SELF, "Why Movie Theaters Are Posting Warnings About All of the Strobe Lights in 'Incredibles 2'," 22 June 2018 The accessories that were added include a water bottle, small carrier bag, and red-and-blue strobe lights. Erik S. Hanley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "South Milwaukee cops bring back bicycle patrol, might get motorized Cheata bicycle," 13 June 2018 On Saturday, those clues were subtle as a strobe light. Ben Shpigel, New York Times, "The Capitals Purge Their Past, One Win at a Time," 3 June 2018 This particularly rings true when random strobe lights flash overhead throughout the class. Grace Dickinson,, "Which Philly-area spin studio classes are worth the hype and heavy price tag?," 29 May 2018 When lightning is 8 miles away, bright red LED strobe lights will flash with the horn, and park staffers will end outdoor activities. John Tuohy, Indianapolis Star, "When lightning strikes, Noblesville will be ready," 17 Apr. 2018 But there were no fog machine, techno music, and strobe lights in the clubhouse after this clunker. Matt Breen,, "A Carlos Santana error hurts Phillies again | Extra Innings," 23 May 2018

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1947, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of strobe light

: a bright light that flashes on and off very quickly

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