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    Default Blue (Matterhorn) Christmas

    I'm going to get myself a Matterhorn with blue LEDs for christmas, but I have some questions before choosing which one. I need the output to be similar to but not more than an Arc AAA-P (CS). Which LED configuration and power level would suit me best? Thanks.
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    Default Re: Blue (Matterhorn) Christmas

    Also, are the lug bodies still available?
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    Default Re: Blue (Matterhorn) Christmas

    Hi Keygrip, I just got a lug style matterhorn in HA, so I'm guessing they are available.

    So you are getting a 3 blue led matterhorn? I'll bet if you call them, they will be able to answer your output comparison question. I'm going to guess high output for blue.

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    Default Re: Blue (Matterhorn) Christmas

    I'm going to call them before I'm ready to order. I didn't expect too many people to have both a blue Matterhorn and an Arc, but asking is always worth the time. Thanks for the info on the lug body.
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    Default Re: Blue (Matterhorn) Christmas

    Okay! Bringing this one back from the dead. Between the single LED and 3 LED heads, which one has the tighter beam pattern. That is; which one has the mosre intense spot and less intense spill, and does this apply to the colored LEDs. Thanks!
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    Default Re: Blue (Matterhorn) Christmas

    Quote Originally Posted by KeyGrip View Post
    Okay! Bringing this one back from the dead. Between the single LED and 3 LED heads, which one has the tighter beam pattern. That is; which one has the mosre intense spot and less intense spill, and does this apply to the colored LEDs. Thanks!
    Hi KeyGrip -

    My personal choice would be the 3 LED in blue - much nicer - again my opinion but having the opportunity to see both, the 3 LED would be my recommendation.

    Have a great day!

    Robyn

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    Default Re: Blue (Matterhorn) Christmas

    The 3 LED has a much better beam pattern than the ARC. I have the 3 LED's in white, snow, red and UV. The Peak lights are alot better than the ARC in my opinion. I own many ARC's including red, green, white and turquoise.

    On my latest Peak with 3 white LED's, ultrapower is much brighter than the ARC's too.

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    Default Re: Blue (Matterhorn) Christmas

    Thanks
    Robyn and Gorn. Reason I ask is I'm going to use this light backstage during plays, and I want the least amount of spill possible.
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    Default Re: Blue (Matterhorn) Christmas

    Hello,

    I have a blue led ARC AAA and a Peak Fujiyama SS 3led blue HP.
    The ARC is fairly bright and floody for a BS-era light. The Peak is slightly brighter and throws better. (the output of a Fujiyama is like a Matterhorn but better regulated with a consistent output).
    If you like flood, take the 1 led version, If you like throw, take the 3 led version. Bear in mind however that the total output is higher with 3 leds.

    I have both a 1 led and a 3 led white (snow) Fujiyama (both HP) and they really show the difference between the two setups.
    I also have a 3 led red Fujiyama and should you want a dim light: this is it. excellent for backstage, in theatres, etc.

    My 3 led blue stainless steel Fujiyama gets warm, more so than my HA version. Is this normal?
    It's a pity Peak doesn't offer green or turquoise leds .

    Kind regards,
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    Default Re: Blue (Matterhorn) Christmas

    Thank you very much, Joris. I will get a three LED and see how that works.
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