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Offline CGomp2012

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White and Blue, wired in series?
« on: March 24, 2013, 10:19:37 PM »
As much as I'd love to experiment on my own with the LED colors, my budget does not allow for it nor do I have the equipment to aid in color mixing.  That said, I was wondering what shade of color a Tri-cree with a Cool White and Blue die wired in series would end up as.  Would it most likely be more of a light blue, or a silvery color? And does anyone one have a picture of said set-up? 
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Re: White and Blue, wired in series?
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2017, 02:24:02 PM »
Old thread, but I'm also interested in building such a blade for a Luke ANH hilt--tri-cree with blue and white dies wired together and the third white die for the FOC. Anyone have any experience with this? I want a nice sky blue blade for this Luke ANH hilt, rather than a cyan blade from e.g. a blue-green-white tri-cree.

I'm also thinking having the white and blue dies together would help the blade be brighter overall.

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Re: White and Blue, wired in series?
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2017, 06:43:19 AM »
I'm just about to start a build with this setup, but using a PC Amber for the FoC.

I'll be sure to post back once it gets underway and I start playing with resistors for each die.

I'm hoping to get a really nice pale blue.

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Re: White and Blue, wired in series?
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2017, 10:57:20 AM »



Tri-cree XP-E2 WrB
CF 5.1
Parallel wiring
« Last Edit: February 12, 2017, 10:59:16 AM by JANGO FETT »


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Re: White and Blue, wired in series?
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2017, 10:17:33 AM »
Thanks Jango--that's a nice looking blade. I just got a tri-cree BWW and wiring the white and blue dies together (parallel) for the main blade with the third white for FOC makes for a very nice pale sky blue color. It isn't cyan or anything--just a nice light blue.

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Re: White and Blue, wired in series?
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2017, 12:40:07 PM »
What setup are you using it with?

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Re: White and Blue, wired in series?
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2017, 03:59:02 PM »
I recently built a saber using a BBW tri-cree with all three dies wired together in parallel with a CFv8, and the blade was a very pale blue. It was different and interesting at first, but after a while it just seemed to look too washed out. I could have dialed down the white a bit, but I ended up using it for the FOC and left the two blue dies for the main blade color.

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Re: White and Blue, wired in series?
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2017, 09:29:36 AM »
very Luke ESB

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Re: White and Blue, wired in series?
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2017, 01:35:18 PM »
I've got my two-cree running all three dies with the white at half drive and the two blues full.



I really like the way it photographs.