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Offline RobDogs

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Exact colours of CREE XP-E2 LEDs
« on: December 04, 2017, 02:30:25 AM »
Hi everyone!

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.

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Re: Exact colours of CREE XP-E2 LEDs
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2017, 05:32:22 AM »
They are definitely red and they are the brightest available which is why we use them. Outside of that it's going to matter how you make your blade. I prefer day blades or enhanced blades for fixed color, it has the benefit of looking good when it is not lit.

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Re: Exact colours of CREE XP-E2 LEDs
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2017, 05:48:40 AM »
If you're looking for a really deep, blood red, you should probably try the deep red Cree LEDs.