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Peter
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Tue Sep 06, 2016 5:51 am   



I'm making a kind of super solar powered garden light for a harmless
stunt.I'm wondering what colour LED I should pick out of several
available colours in high intensity LEDs. I'm looking for greatest
visibility at a distance at night.
A bit of reading in other places suggests that yellow or green is the
answer. Before I go ahead and buy some LEDs, what do readers here think?

PH

Phil Allison
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Tue Sep 06, 2016 5:51 am   



Peter wrote:
Quote:

I'm making a kind of super solar powered garden light for a harmless
stunt.I'm wondering what colour LED I should pick out of several
available colours in high intensity LEDs. I'm looking for greatest
visibility at a distance at night.


** You want the garden to be visible, or the LEDs?


Quote:
A bit of reading in other places suggests that yellow or green is the
answer.


** The brightest LEDs by far are white.

So best in both above cases.


..... Phil

Trevor Wilson
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Tue Sep 06, 2016 7:30 am   



On 6/09/2016 9:51 AM, Peter wrote:
Quote:
I'm making a kind of super solar powered garden light for a harmless
stunt.I'm wondering what colour LED I should pick out of several
available colours in high intensity LEDs. I'm looking for greatest
visibility at a distance at night.
A bit of reading in other places suggests that yellow or green is the
answer. Before I go ahead and buy some LEDs, what do readers here think?

PH


**The answer is somewhat complicated. The human eye is most sensitive to
green range of colours (by a considerable margin). LEDs are not
necessarily the most efficient at green however. You need to balance LED
efficiency at a specific colour temperature vs. the eye's sensitivity.
Additionally, the angle of light needs to be taken into account. Your
answer will lie within those figures. Green lasers appear MUCH brighter
than red ones, despite similar power levels. Interestingly enough, solid
state green lasers (not LEDs) are created by frequency doubling a near
infra-red or infra-red laser, because solid state lasers can be more
easily made to operate in the red end of the spectrum.


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www.rageaudio.com.au

Jasen Betts
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Tue Sep 06, 2016 12:17 pm   



On 2016-09-05, Peter <noemail_at_pigpond.com> wrote:
Quote:
I'm making a kind of super solar powered garden light for a harmless
stunt.I'm wondering what colour LED I should pick out of several
available colours in high intensity LEDs. I'm looking for greatest
visibility at a distance at night.
A bit of reading in other places suggests that yellow or green is the
answer. Before I go ahead and buy some LEDs, what do readers here think?


Green is highest visible intensity per watt in (if you buy the right
one), so if your power supply is constrained, green will probably work
best.

Lenses will effect the visibility if a concentrated beam will work in
your application get a tight angle LED or use an external lens (eg: cheap
magnifier) to concentrate the beam

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Wed Sep 07, 2016 4:17 am   



On 6 Sep 2016 06:17:39 GMT, Jasen Betts <jasen_at_xnet.co.nz> wrote:
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Benderthe.evilrobot
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Sat Sep 17, 2016 3:18 am   



"Phil Allison" <pallison49_at_gmail.com> wrote in message
news:aaae4357-4eba-4917-a6b4-7fb841176bcf_at_googlegroups.com...
Quote:
Peter wrote:

I'm making a kind of super solar powered garden light for a harmless
stunt.I'm wondering what colour LED I should pick out of several
available colours in high intensity LEDs. I'm looking for greatest
visibility at a distance at night.


** You want the garden to be visible, or the LEDs?


A bit of reading in other places suggests that yellow or green is the
answer.


** The brightest LEDs by far are white.


Did they make the jump from blue LEDs with yellow phosphor, to UV LEDs with
white phosphor?

Someone told me the UV/white was more efficient.

As an opportunist purchaser who buys what's cheap - the LEDs I buy have a
yellow fringe around the beam pattern.

Phil Allison
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Fri Sep 23, 2016 10:10 am   



Benderthe.evilrobot wrote:
Quote:

"Phil Allison"

** The brightest LEDs by far are white.

Did they make the jump from blue LEDs with yellow phosphor, to UV LEDs with
white phosphor?


** Near UV pumped white LEDs exist, but do not ask me where to buy them.


Quote:
Someone told me the UV/white was more efficient.


** Not more efficient, but have a better colour rendering index.

Concerns are held about the UV output.

Good for special applications maybe.


..... Phil

Lucifer Morningstar
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Sat Dec 17, 2016 5:48 am   



On Fri, 23 Sep 2016 01:10:46 -0700 (PDT), Phil Allison
<pallison49_at_gmail.com> wrote:

Quote:
Benderthe.evilrobot wrote:

"Phil Allison"

The brightest LEDs by far are white.

Did they make the jump from blue LEDs with yellow phosphor, to UV LEDs with
white phosphor?


Near UV pumped white LEDs exist, but do not ask me where to buy them.


Someone told me the UV/white was more efficient.


Not more efficient, but have a better colour rendering index.

Concerns are held about the UV output.

Good for special applications maybe.


Bug zappers.

>.... Phil

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Trevor Wilson
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Sat Dec 17, 2016 5:53 am   



On 17/12/2016 9:48 AM, Lucifer Morningstar wrote:
Quote:
On Fri, 23 Sep 2016 01:10:46 -0700 (PDT), Phil Allison
pallison49_at_gmail.com> wrote:

Benderthe.evilrobot wrote:

"Phil Allison"

The brightest LEDs by far are white.

Did they make the jump from blue LEDs with yellow phosphor, to UV LEDs with
white phosphor?


Near UV pumped white LEDs exist, but do not ask me where to buy them.


Someone told me the UV/white was more efficient.


Not more efficient, but have a better colour rendering index.

Concerns are held about the UV output.

Good for special applications maybe.

Bug zappers.


**And some Luxman turntables (they used a cold cathode UV tube, that
illuminates the strobe disk under the platter, which wears out). It
looks very cool, BTW.



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Sun Jan 08, 2017 6:40 am   



As far as led's are concerned the three primary colours are the brightest. And of the three they will all look different eye sensitive.
Should you want true colour and a good white you will have to have the three balanced. I would suggest looking up online the subject of ilda rgb lights on serch engine. They will give values for the three colours with led's up 100 watt.

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