I am mainly a traditonalist, and I almost allways use candles to light my jack o'lanterns, but lately I have not been doing that exclusively. I found this light in the drug store that contains multi colored LEDs, which change the color of the light from red, blue, green and yellow. Last yar I placed that in my out side jack o'lantern, and I got RAVE REVIEWS from the TOTers. Later that evening, I saw a jack o'lantern in the window of a cop's house. He has of those old "Kojak" flashing red police lights with the magnetic base that you place on top of a regular car. Anyway, he had that inside a jack o'lantern and it was really cool. I have also seen stobe lights used, and one guy a few years ago used a small black light, after spray painting the inside of his jack o'lantern with paint that's sensitive to ultraviolet light. I've also seen Christmas tree blinking lights used inside the jack o'lantern, and the yellow or orange ones placed right in the eyes.
One of the more creative applicatiions I've seen was a guy who cut a pumpkin in half, carved a face in each half and placed it over his two porch lights, one on each side of his front door.
How about you guys? I know that candles are tradiitonal, and I will be using candles in most of my jack o'lanterns, but have you seen any really cool alternatives to lighting jack o'lanterns?