I never head of a Triac before. Was looking up a data sheet. Looks cool.
Doesn't have any information on lifetime, does anyone know how long these last?
Here is the circuit for the Gemmy Lightshow box. It was a great buy with after Christmas sales! It only turns the AC outlets on or off. There is no dimming, though that could be changed since it uses Triacs instead of relays. I'm planning on building a MIDI controller for it, assigning each AC outlet to a specific MIDI Note ON/OFF.