rekcirednosBRONZE Member
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Posted:
I've made a set of LED poi that are incredibly bright. Check'em out:

Link Here.

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Fire_MooseFire_MooseSILVER Member
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Posted:
look pretty bright, whens the contact staff coming out?

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rekcirednosBRONZE Member
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4 posts
Location: USA


Posted:
yeah, they're blinding. :0)

I just made the one set. People have asked me to sell them but I don't think I have the time to work on it. I'm sure someone else will come out with something that is for sale.

polaritypolaritySILVER Member
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Location: on the wrong planet, United Kingdom


Posted:
The Mk III polar-lights had 4x3W prolights in each poi for a total of 24W. They've been disassembled to make the Mk IVs though, which will only have 3x3W per poi.

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UCOFUCOFSILVER Member
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Location: South Wales


Posted:
*waits for the comparisons (regarding brightness) to be made to a certain "hyper" product* biggrin

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GeezaGeezaGOLD Member
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Location: Leeds, United Kingdom


Posted:
If you can heardly look at them in day light how do you manage at night?

How long do the batteries last. Can i see a video of them please?

rekcirednosBRONZE Member
Member
4 posts
Location: USA


Posted:
At night they more or less hurt to look at. After about an hour the brightness is noticeably diminished, but they still look great.

The key to their brightness is the fact that they give off all of their energy from just two tiny points, which really burn. If the same amount of energy was spread evenly around the poi it wouldn't be the same effect.

These things make clear tracers in a dark space, without chemical enhancement. :0)

If anyone wants to make their own let me know. I can point you to a source for the LED elements and the construction is very simple, if you have a soldering iron. Quite literally, anyone can make a set of these, or put them onto a staff. Took me 15 minutes.

I think the parts cost would be around $20. (plus electrical tape :0)

Making/marketing/selling them could be a cool little business for someone out there who is motivated.

GeezaGeezaGOLD Member
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Location: Leeds, United Kingdom


Posted:
Cant you just put more than 2 of the LEDs on each poi/staff. Maybe 20 or something?

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Posted:
I love modest people wink

*HyperLight*HyperLightBRONZE Member
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Location: Great Malvern [UK]


Posted:
Well each of my HyperLights has a 3W LED in it, so depending on how well those HarvaLEDs are being driven, they could be ~3x brighter.

I'm guessing they're just hooked up to some batteries (what do you use?) with some current limiting resistors?

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rekcirednosBRONZE Member
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Location: USA


Posted:
A lot of people have shown interest in these. I frankly don't have the time to start making them for people, as I already have a day job and my free time is more or less of a commodity at this point. For the last 10 years I've designed stage lighting equipment for pro rock tours, Broadway and whatnot. I'm just not that interested in starting a poi business.

Believe it or not they're very easy to make. (yes... blue LED's are also available, but they're not as bright as the red ones.. still really bright though)

What I am going to do is write a blog post that shows, step by step, how to make your own. I'll also try to find an easy source for the actual LED elements.

It'll take me a week or so to get to writing the tutorial. I'll post here when it is done.

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BrennBrennPLATINUM Member
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Location: Melbourne, Australia


Posted:
I've been thinking of branching into LED and UV performance stuff mainly for indoor shows & events. These toys you speak of rekcirednos sound great! smile

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*HyperLight*HyperLightBRONZE Member
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1,174 posts
Location: Great Malvern [UK]


Posted:
If you're performing, what you really want is Hyperlights wink Not long to go now either!

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Invader XanInvader XanSILVER Member
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Posted:
Heh heh heh... weavesmiley

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GeezaGeezaGOLD Member
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694 posts
Location: Leeds, United Kingdom


Posted:
A tutorial sounds great. What would the battery life be though? 15 for the components and to make sounds great though

AtomicDreamnewbie
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Location: Vermont


Posted:
That is beautifull.

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