Blue, superbright LED´s are....

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  1. MattHahn

    MattHahn Senior Member

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    ..heh, what do you think?
     
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    ....Annoying! They can be TOO bright to the point they are actually blinding when you bend over to adjust something on your board.
     
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    Ahhhh. So TAHT'S why I see guys on stage wearing sunglasses. I thought it was to try to look cool. Makes perfect sense now.
     
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    No...seriously I like any LED that's brighter than the stock Boss ones. They'll suffice....big I think a bit bigger is better. The Barber Pedal LEDS are A-OK in my book. Not SUPER bright....just big enough to be seen.
     
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    IMO, the primary reason to use super bright LEDs is to get the same brightness at a lower LED current. This improves battery life.
     
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    I like them as well.
     
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    +1! I'm tempted to put minature sunglasses on some of those LEDs! LOL
     
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    look great on my OKKO Diablo and Durham Crazy Horse.
     
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    I have personally been blinded numerous times with my Durham Sexdrive...I would bend down to adjust a control on another pedal and forget that the Sexdrive is still on and get drawn in to that blinding blue light. Next thing I know, I flinch away in pain. Boring old red or amber are good for me...but you will find a way to make it pretty, Matt.
     
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    The blue light on my Geekscreamer casts a herald of light accross the stage.:dude
     
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    They look good, but starting to be overdone. Moderately bright is good, and 5mm is better than the Boss size - 3mm.

    The color of the LED should be matched to the color of the pedal - if a pedal is painted red or orange, a blue LED won't look good. Blue looks great on blue, silver, green, yellow or white pedals, however.

    Bright green is a good alternative color.
     
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    I like 'em for when you're playing outdoors or in really bright areas, you can still see the LED
     
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    My BBE Opto Stomp has one... I think it's annoying. I might put a piece of electrical tape over it.
     
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    It's the bright green light on my Strobostomp that kills me. I like the blue'uns fine.
     
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    They're too bright. Somewhere between superbright and Boss style is fine for me.
     
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    I like my Durham Sexdrive blue light. It's crazy bright, but you can tell in a sec if it's on or not in bright sunlight.
     
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    I had a modded DMM that had a really bright white light in it....you could see it on a high ceiling in a dark room!!! That thing could have served as a lamp.
     
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    blue is overrated.

    Standard red is good.
     
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    They're very cool.
    That said, I agree. They can get annoying at times and borderline blinding. really.
    They sure do look killer, though.
    and +1 on the sex drive LED being *SUPER* bright. my god, man.
     

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