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What is the wavelength of true brown?

What is the wavelength of true brown?

  • So much nm

    Votes: 11 22.4%
  • 42

    Votes: 7 14.3%
  • The weight that 4 meters of gallons smells like

    Votes: 16 32.7%
  • Ѡ

    Votes: 7 14.3%
  • A grey nm after a trip through a bear hive

    Votes: 8 16.3%

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ixfd64

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This thread is hilarious. Well played. :D
 

DrSid

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Darn, now I have coffee all over my screen .. and guess what .. it's BROWN !
 
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For true brown, mix 666nm(devilish red) with -666(black )
It may cause a blackhole but worth for trying.
Keep us updated pls
We‘ll probably notice if you create a blackhole


damn autocorrect
 
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"Brown" is just very dim orange. A pyro buddy of mine told me a story about a group discussion that started about the possibility of "brown" fireworks stars for aerial shells. There is no way to do it directly. The way it was finally achieved, someone built a shell with a mix of brilliant white tailed stars and regular orange stars. In the air, the brilliant white made the nearby orange stars appear brown. A relatively dim orange laser spot amongst several bright white ones would appear much the same way.

2c,
T.
 

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"Brown" is just very dim orange. A pyro buddy of mine told me a story about a group discussion that started about the possibility of "brown" fireworks stars for aerial shells. There is no way to do it directly. The way it was finally achieved, someone built a shell with a mix of brilliant white tailed stars and regular orange stars. In the air, the brilliant white made the nearby orange stars appear brown. A relatively dim orange laser spot amongst several bright white ones would appear much the same way.

2c,
T.
I was familiar with the general idea, but it never really sank in until you told this story. Since color vision studies are often done at low light levels (e.g., monochrometer at 27 trolands) I've been trying to figure out how to attenuate my lasers by several orders of magnitude. Thanks to your advice I just look at them in direct sunlight. Sure enough, my 650 now looks like a very deep red.

 

Hemlock_Mike

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This got me thinking ----
I never heard of a brown line in the visible spectrum.
As a kid, I mixed red and green to get shades of brown and
now I wonder if the brown color I produced is simply the brain
combining two wavelengths of light to register as what we recognize
as brown in its many shades.
There may be in spacetime a wavelength for brown. A black hole in space
draws in all matter and light. Though we haven't looked for brown, there may
be a brown hole (NOT brown eye) perhaps in another dimension. It would be
composed of smashed legumes and eggs emitting methane and brown matter until it
poops out and runs out of gas.
HMike
 
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KRNAZNBOY

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I was about to call the OP an idiot for starting this thread.

Then, i saw the options.

There are just too many nms

We need
1nm - UV
2nm- Blue
3nm - Green
4nm - Red
5nm - IR
And everything in between being exotic, like

2.5nm - Cyan/Sky
3.5nm - Yellow

Why can't it be simple? Its so hard to remember 3 digits :p

OR EVEN BETTER, WE CAN HAVE NO NM

leave it to science to make my brain hurt
typicall
 

Lotus_Darkrose

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I thought this thread would end all the others. I was wrong.
You and me both :(

I wish that all threads about pure wavelength BS could be deleted. I mean this one is funny, but the guy even necro posted to revive other threads that should have died. It's just obnoxious.
 
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I'm waiting for "what is the wavelength of true black" thread.... and I do hope Cyp starts another poll.
 
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Atomicrox

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For crying out loud guys. You may or may not like it, but the other threads *are* legitimate questions and have raised many interesting discussions. And they might even result in a better WL to RGB converter.
 
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I don't think there will ever be a better wavelength to RGB/HEX converter. It is pretty damn accurate as is.
 

Atomicrox

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Seriously? both 445nm and 510nm look *way* off to me. 445nm has no violet tint on the converter and 510nm is more yellowish than even 532nm.
 

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All of this is very hard to judge simply due to variances in monitor calibrations and settings. Many monitor makers go for vibrancy, and as such their RGB accuracy falls. Mine isn't very flashy, but it shows the colors accurately. I could see 510nm being bumped down slightly, but the 445 looks fine to me.
 




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