- Jan 2, 2009
A better word would be Cobalt Blue. My favorite color.
That's exactly how I see it.The beam and the reflected light looks violet/blue , but the dot itself is pure true blue -with the eye in real life , not on pics and video's -
On photo's and video's the reflected light and the beam looks blue just as the dot !
Correct me if i am wrong...
The color heavily relies on one's perception of, particularly in the near-ultra-violet ranges (as nicely described by our local Professor).It all depends on white balance which your camera calibrates upon exposure. Most probably use auto white balance...It's easily correctable in any photo editing program...which I find reflects my perception of 445nm well...
My spartan also is a nice deep blue. Maybe the few extra nm on the spartan make it "pure blue"? And it is possible that the spartans use a slighty different 445nm (447nm) diode because CNI uses brand new diodes (not diodes harvested from 130 or 140 projectors).I think it really depends on the power of the 445nm.
Humansymphony's DIY build had more of a purple look to it (especially the beam) (ouput unknown)
My Arctic had a somewhat similar appearance to his. (between 700 - 800mW)
My Spartan looks VERY blue (even the beam), I was shocked when I first turned it on. (+1W) Or could it be that mine is....well... 447nm?
As far as I know, they all use the same diode. I believe there are other diodes, but the cost is to high to add to a $200 pointer. The Chinese cant even get the diodes in China. They have to order them from the US, and other countries.I said maybe Someone should ask CNI what diodes they use.