I'm somewhat new to custom sabers, but I'm interested in constructing my own. I've decided to use the CREE XP-E2 LED for the saber, but I'm not entirely sure how each colour would appear in person. I'm fairly set on using the red CREE XP-E2, but I'm worried that this LED would appear more orangish in person, like my friend's saber that he bought from a saber manufacturing company. If I am to construct a red saber, I would like the blade to look close to a blood red, not orange. If someone who has experience using red CREE XP-E2 LEDs could tell me how they appear in real life, it would be much appreciated. If someone could also tell me how bright they are, I would appreciate it also.