I'm building a Master Q hilt for my cousin, so he can theoretically do a QGJ with The Rebel Legion. That means a green blade. I am, of course, looking at setting it up with a Photon Blade. According to my reading, the peak response of the Photon Blade is at 495nm; The blue Luxeon rebel is nominally 470 nm, which is a difference of 25 nm. The Luxeon cyan rebel is nominally 505 nm, which is a difference of 10 nm. Therefore, it seems that the Luxeon cyan is the better choice for a bright blade -- or am I missing something?
What about Flash on Clash (FoC)? If I have a tri-rebel LED module, should I do CyCyW, CyCyCy, CyBW, or something else, in order to get a clear flash?
I think it's more important to get the most light per watt out of your LED than to hit the exact right frequency. Traditionally the blue LEDs have been more efficient than green ones, which is why the photon blade is kind of cool. Unfortunately, LED output is often listed in lumens, which is the amount of *perceived* brightness. Since the photon blade doesn't perceive things the way we do, it's difficult to say which would be better from reading the datasheet. You would need the full spectrum curve of both the LED and the photon blade to actually know what will happen.
One option for a clear flash is to add a red die. The flash will be yellow unless you turn off the green during the flash. (Then you get a red flash.) Someone posted a bunch of blade reviews recently, including photon blades, which was pretty helpful in seeing how photon blades reacts to different colors. Let me know if you need help finding them...
The optimal wavelength band for pumping the fluorescent dye in the tubing if what you want is conversion of the blue pump light into green fluorescence is between 440nm - 470nm. It is in this 440nm - 470nm wavelength band that absorption of the blue light by the fluorescein green dye is maximized. At 495nm about half the light will pass thru the thin wall blade tubing without being absorbed and transformed into green light.
Of the conventional LEDs that I have tested, the Royal Blue CREE XT-E (450nm-460nm) is the most efficient blue light pump source for the photon blade.
I guess that means I will be installing an RbRbR tri-cree, then.
Since Photonic Bladesmith wrote that, Vader's Vault had done a bunch of testing of the bladestock they produce with TCSS, and found Blue LEDs to work better than RoyalBlue or Cyan.
White FoC LED produces a warm, almost yellow flash on the blade that I think is perfect.
The biggest problem for a QuiGon hilt is that a Photon Blade isn't green. The color it makes when hit with blue is a yellow-green color I usually refer to as Lime. I've heard some folks have used a BGW LED to get around this problem, the Blue causing the blade to emit Lime, the Green passing through unaffected, and the end result landing close to a RotJ Viridian Green.
For a max- brightness cosplay Green, you might just want to consider a GGW or GGG LED in a thinwall Green Day Blade.
Post by darthbrooks on Aug 9, 2017 22:04:58 GMT -5
They're the best I've seen and it's worth paying for one...
If you wanna do it yourself spacewindu I'm sure will be happy to give advice and help he's a great guy
NBv4, Prizm 5.1, Igniter 2, DIYino Prime v1. Teensy saber 3.2 there are lots of AWESOME boards now available for Neopixel String Blades which are not as tough to make as a true LED string... but AMAZING
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