We are proud to present to you the new and improved version of the good old Cobra Light, with some exciting new benefits! This version of the effect can easily fit in your pocket, and you are now able to hand it out to your spectator and have them switch the lights on and off.
The magician introduces a small handheld electronic device consisting of three colored lights (green, yellow, and red) and three matching colored switches below each. The magician demonstrates that each colored light is lit by the corresponding colored switch directly below it.
The light switches are turned off and all three colored switch covers are removed. The spectator chooses a different switch to put the green (for example) cover on (no force). The switch is turned on to show the green light still lights even though the switch is different. Next, the spectator chooses a switch for the yellow cover (no force), and behold when turned on it lights the yellow light. Finally, the red cover is put on the final switch which now turns on the red light.
The switches are turned off and the colored covers left in place. Now the colored light covers are removed to show all three lights are the same white color and only the lens covers are colored. The spectator is asked to select a color lens and choose a light to cover with it. This is done until all lens covers are placed. Now, each switch is turned on to show the color switch still operates the colored light regardless of the fact the lens covers have moved.
Everything is turned off. The magician turns one color on and places the device face down covering the lights. The spectator is asked to just think of one color (green, yellow, or red). The spectator reveals the color and the device is turned face up to show the chosen color light now lit.
The device “knows” the spectator’s choice and lit it up on its own.
The spectator is asked to turn one light on secretly and to place the switchboard facing down (so no one could see) and the magician always knows which color is turned on.