The theory behind sparklers, those bonfire night staples, is also behind Vertigo, a new lightbar product which produces fleeting images with the use of light trails. UK distributor M&M says that the system could make an interesting feature in dimly lit bars, where almost any image could be momentarily suspended in space for the entertainment of drinkers. Could a version large enough to reproduce full-size pink elephants be on the way?

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