比利时的 约瑟夫。高原在1832年发明了频闪仪，使用时，他把一张光盘径向缝在查看一个单独的转轮图像。高原把他的装置称为“费纳奇镜“。同时，独立的发明 奥地利 西蒙冯施坦普费尔，他命名为“频闪”，他的命名到现在一直在沿用。在词源是从希腊字 στρόβος – strobos，意思是“漩涡”，并 σκοπεῖν – skopein，意思是“看”。
其他早期的开拓者就业旋转或振动镜子的电子 频闪灯 频闪发明于1931年，当 哈罗德尤金顿 发明了闪烁灯，研究运动机件。 一般电台 公司按照这个产品的形式，制造了频闪仪。
Joseph Plateau of Belgium is generally credited with the invention of the stroboscope in 1832, when he used a disc with radial slits which he turned while viewing images on a separate rotating wheel. Plateau called his device the “Phenakistoscope”. There was a simultaneous and independent invention of the device by the Austrian Simon von Stampfer, which he named the “Stroboscope”, and it is his term which is used today. The etymology is from the Greek words στρόβος – strobos, meaning “whirlpool” and σκοπεῖν – skopein, meaning “to look at”.
As well as having important applications for scientific research, the earliest inventions received immediate popular success as methods for producing moving pictures, and the principle was used for numerous toys.
Other early pioneers employed rotating or vibrating mirrors. The electronic strobe light stroboscope was invented in 1931, when Harold Eugene Edgerton (“Doc” Edgerton) employed a flashing lamp to study machine parts in motion. General Radio Corporation then went on to productize this invention in the form of their “Strobotach”.
Edgerton later used very short flashes of light as a means of producing still photographs of fast-moving objects, such as bullets in flight.