I'm thinking of doing a mod with red LEDs for night vision purposes, though I still want them to be as bright as possible.
What sort of LED should I use for this purpose? a Nichia brand LED or a Superflux LED of unknown manufacture? Or does Nichia make superflux LEDs as well? Their site is somewhat confusing for me... Thanks!
The top-bin Rebels are brighter than the Cree XR-C. Notably smaller too.
You need to decide if you want red or red-orange. I don't know what the difference is for preserving night vision. Red-orange is significantly more visible per mw of light. The power output in mw is not really different from red to red-orange but the red-orange scores higher on the visible lumens scale. But like I say I don't know how this works with night vision, lumens of red-orange may have greater potential to disable your night vision adaptation than deeper red lumens.
Ok, so if I want high-power LED's I use Luxeon's Red Rebels (sounds like a good movie name! ), and if I want just regular power I use Nichias for my applications... Since I would want high powered LED light if possible, I think I'll go for the Rebels... maybe with a dimmer knob of some sort to be able to control the power... Now to read up on the Luxeons! Thanks everyone.