[Cyborg] flexible EL in shoes
mrericboyd at yahoo.com
Wed Nov 10 14:21:16 UTC 2010
It isn't so much the LEDs - the RGBs I used were themselves super bright
in regular room light (enough to make them hard to look at). It's that
I was expecting them to light up the whole length of a huge acrylic rod.
They just didn't do that effectively.
Still, you're probably right - if I went with three separate LEDs of the
kind of brightness that the one you link has (800 mcd @ 20mA! Most
superbrights I've used are in the 200-300 region...), I bet that would
make a difference.
On 11/9/10 10:25 PM, Steven McDonald wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 9, 2010 at 9:00 AM, Sean Cusack<sean.p.cusack at gmail.com> wrote:
>> The wizard staff was sweet BTW. Interesting to hear that the RGB LEDs still
>> needed super darkness to work. Although I'm using white LEDs to get the best
>> brightness bag for my power input buck, it sounds like it may be unlikely to
>> see mine in daylight too (doh).
> Kingbright makes some single color LEDs that are extremely bright for
> 20 mA of power. I got some from Mouser:
> (available in several colors and IIR clear or diffused. The link is
> for the orange diffused ones I have).
> They're actually blindingly bright in the dark. I haven't looked at
> them much in daylight, but they are quite visible in a well lit room.
> As you guys say, these things are hard to photograph, but I'll give it
> a try if anyone is interested.
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