Hello, I have looked though the forum and while I have found a list of LED brightness, it seems that the list represents naked dies and not necessarily their performance with optics and blades. There is also no listing for White leds nor the result of differing color combos.
A bit of background: For christmas (november actually, what is 'patience'?), I got my girlfriend a SF Crystal Ares with Sabercore 3.0 and a Mint Green blade. The blade itself is beautiful, and I love the subtle pulse/FoC that the Sabercore produces with PWM. The motion detection, however, has promted me to go for Prizm v5.1 for my own pair of sabers, which are in the works. However, given that I am looking now at more than just SF selection, I find my choices dizzying and disorienting. Given that I have a good impression of the SF quad crees, I was just gonna get those again. I have heard that the brightness increase is marginal and they create much more heat, which still implies that they are somewhat brighter. Heat on an energy weapon is hardly immersion breaking. Nonetheless, dueling sabers with decent sound aren't cheap and I would like to get the best and brightest for my sabers, so I will let you guys know what I'm looking for, and I welcome any feedback.
The Project: So the pair will consist of a SF Bane Mk2 for the main hand, and an ASP of my design in the off hand, both running Prizm v5.1. For blade colors I was hoping for a Cyan thats smack in the middle of being blue and being green. For the ASP I wanted a nice Warm White, as opposed to the ever popular frost white. I was hoping for FoC, but I really don't want to sacrifice a whole die that will only flash intermittently. For both of these brightness is a priority, and RGB/RGBW doesn't interest me. Quick connects are as flexible as I need to be (though SF customer service says they are incompatible with the Bane Mk2, will see with my install guy).
Any input you guys had would be appreciated!