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Postby Thirteen » Tue Feb 17, 2009 1:53 pm

I just bought 1000 Japanese made orange 3mm LED's from an ex manufacturer on Ebay, if anyone want's any let me know and I will post you some.




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Postby Futureman » Tue Feb 17, 2009 2:50 pm

God I hate Blue LED's.... ughhhhhhhh....

Has anyone who actually designed something with blue LED's actually used it in a dark / dim enviroment? Nothing like 40 blue lasers pointing at your retinas. Not to mention the fact that they look sooooooo late 90's.....
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Postby chris p » Tue Feb 17, 2009 2:52 pm

I'm a hack astronomer - there's a reason why all my LEDs are red
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Postby TimS » Tue Feb 17, 2009 3:06 pm

Tell Joe Malone that... his gear has blue backlit LED's in some of his gear!!
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Postby heathen » Tue Feb 17, 2009 3:39 pm

The api 2500 is the worst I've got, downright evil.
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Postby Chinagraf » Tue Feb 17, 2009 4:07 pm

Apparently filling the room with bong smoke can help diffuse the blue light.
Worst I've seen is one of the backup drives in our machine room. It might be a Lacie. With the room lights off that f&*ker is as bright as a stage can.
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Postby heathen » Tue Feb 17, 2009 5:02 pm

Chinagraf wrote:Apparently filling the room with bong smoke can help diffuse the blue light.
Worst I've seen is one of the backup drives in our machine room. It might be a Lacie. With the room lights off that f&*ker is as bright as a stage can.


Nah I've tried that, it does'nt work, I'll keep trying though. :)
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Postby Martin » Wed Feb 18, 2009 1:13 am

yeah like my blue LED VU meters experiment, man did that not work..

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Postby heathen » Wed Feb 18, 2009 7:12 am

Martin wrote:yeah like my blue LED VU meters experiment, man did that not work..

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Hehehe. Sounds good in theory though.
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Postby Chinagraf » Wed Feb 18, 2009 10:03 am

Hey Marty I remember those. They were in that plastic lunchbox to keeo them extra fresh. Have you seen the main buss VU's on my console? It's quad so I did the front bus VU's with blue leds and the rear buss with red leds. The red look better.
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Postby TimS » Wed Feb 18, 2009 11:03 am

pics Andy, pics.... :)
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Postby Chinagraf » Thu Mar 12, 2009 5:55 pm

Can't attch pics here can we? Got some crappy pics on FB :
http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/photo ... =781181741
http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/photo ... =781181741

The red looks better than the blue. What I didn't do to these was sand the domes of the leds to make the light disperse more. The leds were fitted inside the original VU's casings replaceing the solder in festoon lamps they had.
You can actually get close to a globe colour if you use yellowish orangey leds and drop the voltage enough to get a glow of sorts.
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Postby JulienG » Fri Mar 20, 2009 9:09 pm

Chinagraf wrote:...
Worst I've seen is one of the backup drives in our machine room. It might be a Lacie. With the room lights off that f&*ker is as bright as a stage can.


We started turning off the lights to our server room at work, it turns out that ~ a thousand LED's is enough to work by a lot of the time.
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Postby TimS » Fri Mar 20, 2009 10:04 pm

you have to have a log-in for FB!! ;-z
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