[Cyborg] flexible EL in shoes

Eric Boyd mrericboyd at yahoo.com
Wed Nov 10 06:21:16 PST 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.

Eric



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:
> http://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/Kingbright/WP7113SED/?qs=O%252b3PzI9Hd0P37a2NUmLn2A%3d%3d
> (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.
>
> -Steve
>


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