- Feb 25, 2010
The factory integrated GBall focus is good on 05 diodes and many but not all 06 diodes and this block has good focus for Gballs ( Yes I inadvertently burned my white ceiling just a little, I will paint it. ) but the 08 diodes I have had many with awful factory focus so 05 which is also the least expensive and can be driven hard looks good.......I also wonder about the Osram 24 diode arrays as the diodes should be smaller and have better divergence. I am leaning towards the Osram array and am very tempted to order one, I might break any moment.
There are some larger projectors that use 4 blocks set up as 2 banks of 2 and they use this optical device to fill the gaps with the adjacent beams, so like a 32 beam in the space of a 16 double IINM.
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Well I made an offer and received a counter on the Osram array, they are not as strong as the N-brand 31/34 but IDC about the highest output as much as the individual chips divergence, I just bought one @ 160.00 so if you make an offer you should be able to get that deal or maybe better ( I might have turned down a slightly better offer weeks ago, can't recall ATM )...... I will end up building with both when I get a 2nd 05 array ( I will wait for a bargain ) but my Osram array is ordered and my fingers are crossed that it will at least be some fun with a big convex-concave arrangement.
Indeed....Hammer that BEAM !!! SO...Are you gonna do two (2)....side by side....like my cartoon above...ALL entering the Convex....then the Concave...I mean...look at some of the stackage pics...See pic..... "Big Red Telescope".....Just many , many Red diodes....stacked and knife edged.....really....the same as two (2) of these blocks....Just an order of magnitude for more space and alignment headaches !!!!! This is simple.......Really !!!!
This seems too simple....What am I missing !!! HHHmmmmmmmm ???? What is the divergence of EACH individual beam ????? What do you predict the "WOOD" to be !!! ( Watts Out Of Door ) HAHAHAHAHA !!!! "Onward to Infinity "!!!