whats a good red led light?

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how about the quark RGB? Not only does it have red, but it also has green and blue straight from the LED no filter.:p

RGB is nice, but I'm more fond of the Tactical UI, but I did think about purchasing an RGB, I'm just a home brewer at heart :D.
 
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very nice, how red are the Peaks and Ra?

The Peaks are available (or were when I ordered mine) in either red-orange and red. A lot of makers advertise red-orange as red, they look red if you've never seen a true red, but compared to my Peak, they look orange.
 
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The Peaks are available (or were when I ordered mine) in either red-orange and red. A lot of makers advertise red-orange as red, they look red if you've never seen a true red, but compared to my Peak, they look orange.

Some orange red can look red if nothing redder is around. Are the Peaks redder than the Photon II/Freedom red? Do they list wavelength?
 
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I haven't heard anyone mention the Streamlight Night Com LED Flashlight. I had to buy 1 to "play" with and "try out". I have to tell you that it is a nice light. I have used it almost totally in red mode, and I have to tell you I like it. For $39.95 it's a keeper!

Rotate the mode select switch to choose the safe position or any of 3 lighting positions:
1. Lo power indicator type LED (for maximum night vision preservation); <0.05 lumens
2. Two Ultra-Bright RED LEDs; 2.5 lumens with up to 28 hours of run time
3. Center C4 bright white LED; 105 lumens with up to 3.5 hour run time

Here's a link @ BrightGuy for it
http://www.brightguy.com/products/Streamlight_Night_Com_LED_Flashlight_51056.php

My .02 FWIW YMMV
 
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Some orange red can look red if nothing redder is around. Are the Peaks redder than the Photon II/Freedom red? Do they list wavelength?

Sorry I don't have a Photon, so I can't compare, nor was I told the wavelength of the Rebel they used. I don't know if Peak could even give the exact wavelength as the specs 620.4 nm to 645 nm for the red Rebel.
 
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DX SKU 26345.

Red P60 dropin, less than 10 bucks. Much brighter than filtered lights.
 
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Sorry I don't have a Photon, so I can't compare, nor was I told the wavelength of the Rebel they used. I don't know if Peak could even give the exact wavelength as the specs 620.4 nm to 645 nm for the red Rebel.

Sounds about right, most 'monochramatic LEDs' have a wide range of wavelengths. I guess my next stop is the laser forum...
 
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how about the quark RGB? Not only does it have red, but it also has green and blue straight from the LED no filter.:p

BTW, after the zebralight h501r red headlamp, the quark RGB is my next most heavily used red LED light. The wall of light + range of brightnesses is actually excellent and useful. The only real downside to it is that the light isn't completely safe - it's too easy to switch colors / modes to bright non-red with just the available play in the head. Still, the useful range of brightnesses and the floodiness of the light makes it quite good.
 
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very nice, how red are the Peaks and Ra?

I don't have a RA 85 handy, but here's a photograph of the color coming out of a red XRE equipped Peak. Its pretty red:


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