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UnLoadeD

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« Reply #30 on: May 31, 2002, 01:36:00 AM »

i think best bet would be to use acrylic rods lit within by leds.
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« Reply #31 on: May 31, 2002, 01:43:00 AM »

I remember seeing an ad for a 3M material that just glowed along its length when lit from the end.  Hey look, I found something like it.
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« Reply #32 on: May 31, 2002, 10:02:00 PM »

150W Metal Halide.  just so you know exactly what that is Ill post a link.  I work with Industrial/Commercial Electric Design and Ill tell you, its not going in the handle of a light saber.

think of the "screw" on the bottom to be about the size of a standard light bulbs....although I have a great idea for a lawn ornament light saber :lol;
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« Reply #33 on: May 31, 2002, 10:25:00 PM »

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On 2002-05-31 02:36, UnLoadeD wrote:
i think best bet would be to use acrylic rods lit within by leds.


the 'best' best bet would actually be one of these:

"Yoda Lightsaber Prop Replica"



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« Reply #34 on: May 31, 2002, 11:22:00 PM »

Great hilt, but it still lacks a blade :)
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« Reply #35 on: June 01, 2002, 04:38:00 AM »

I want Sammuel L. Jacksons Lightsaber replica....the one with BMF engraved on the side, now that is just cOo.  In case anyone is having trouble figuring out what B.M.F is think Pulp Fiction and you should be fine.  Besides, he got purple.
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« Reply #36 on: June 01, 2002, 09:17:00 AM »

KarrottoP, don't metal halides need a ballast?  The ones the film industry uses need either a magnetic ballast (expesive, very heavy) or an electronic one (heavy, very expensive)


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« Reply #37 on: June 01, 2002, 02:18:00 PM »

yes they do.  and yes they are big, especially for a lightsaber.  Most of the time they use electronic ballasts as much as possible, the magneteic ones are way less efficient.  
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« Reply #38 on: June 02, 2002, 04:06:00 PM »

Check out http://www.parksabers.com for ideas...
Just a thought.

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« Reply #39 on: June 02, 2002, 06:00:00 PM »

Look at this pic from http://www.parksabers.com:
http://www.parksabers.com/2002models/rogue/blade_emitter_med.jpg">
Looks to me like a cold cathode or neon surrounded in a clear encasing!
If you look on the high-tech features page, it says that the blade is an Electro-Luminescent / Indiglo™ Lamp and the housing is: ¾" o.d. x ½" i.d. polycarbonite blade housing.
Does anyone know the difference between these materials and a cold cathode with acrylic/plexiglass housing?  One benefit of these lights is that they run on 9V, not 12V.
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