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12V LED's...what's the brightest out there?

Old 02-21-2012, 05:49 PM
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Hi all, been a while since I was last on so thought I'd better show my face
I am now a camera operator for a Droidworx SJ8 octo, but we seem to be having afew orientation problems!!! We tried 12V LED's designed for car interiors, but in good daylight they suck! So does anyone know of a quality LED that will take 12V but give meggar power output?

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Old 02-21-2012, 07:22 PM
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These are absolutely the brightest that I could find, but they are strobes!! @ post #2, but go to post #15, GG had some good ones, but I never found anything brighter than these too, and in full sun, not too good, cloudy days were marginal but definitely better.......

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=62968

Never really found anything bright enough that didn't weigh a ton or way expensive!!

maybe someone else has a better idea or found something better......

found these too
http://store.ijdmtoy.com/Honda-Pilot...nda_smd_16.htm




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Old 02-22-2012, 02:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Kirsty_Carnage View Post
Hi all, been a while since I was last on so thought I'd better show my face
I am now a camera operator for a Droidworx SJ8 octo, but we seem to be having afew orientation problems!!! We tried 12V LED's designed for car interiors, but in good daylight they suck! So does anyone know of a quality LED that will take 12V but give meggar power output?

Kirsty xx
There are a LOT of different types of LED's out there, some are so bright it's not wise to look directly at them when they are lit up. They do get expensive for the higher powered ones.

www.digikey.com in the USA has tens of thousands of different types of led's, some of the super bright ones are listed in this search.

http://search.digikey.com/us/en/cat/.../525140?k=leds

I've never purchased any of these, but their specs indicate do not look directly at the lit up LED, eye damage may result. Guess that might be bright enough???
http://search.digikey.com/us/en/prod...045-ND/2357819
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Old 03-12-2012, 05:24 AM
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the one from hobby king are pretty bright
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Old 06-04-2012, 03:23 AM
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THe LED's that NitroPlanes and HobbyPartZ sells are the ones I prefer.

Plenty bright on 3 cells. Almost TOO bright~!



This photo was taken in the shade, on a bright day.

Also Kristy, I grabbed a tail boom from a previously crashed heli, and that alone solved my orientation issues quite easily.

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Old 07-29-2014, 05:19 AM
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Has anyone looked at the LED's from Fry's?
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NitroHobbies sells very bright LEDS that run on a 3s lipo
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I have bought several 10 watt 12 Vdc LED's from a company on Ebay.

They are insanely bright. I touched one across a 3 cell Lipo, and my wife thought something had exploded in my hobby room, which is next to hers.

This size will get extremely hot in seconds and can not be used without a heatsink except as a strobe. On time being about 0.5 second or less and off time around 5 seconds or more.

You can buy as much as 100 watt LED's although the ones I have seen require 40 Vdc and a BIG heatsink.

On Ebay most sellers will list the MCD rating which the level of brightness.
I just bought some 290,000 MCD that run on 3.3 Vdc across each one, they should not require a heatsink.
I have this size on my night flyer. 18 of them make a ground flood light when landing.
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