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Is 6000 mcd to bright for a blue led cube? Answered

 Im making my own Arduino based led cube, and was wondering if 6000 mcd is to bright for this project.

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Jehrets2 (author)2010-03-20

 As it turns out, 8cd LEDs are very hard to find (well, at least for me)...however, there are a lot of 10cd ones available...would these happen to be too bright?

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lemonie (author)2010-03-19

What do you mean by "too bright" - hurt your eyes or too much power requirement?

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Jehrets2 (author)lemonie2010-03-20

 By "too bright" I mean that being so bright that you can't distinguish individual LEDs once I start using the cube.  Also, not hurting my eyes would be nice 

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lemonie (author)Jehrets22010-03-20

Ah right. Well there's also the  light in the room to consider. If this is for use in a dark place you need less than somewhere brightly lit.
General opinion seems to be 6cd isn't too bright.

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steveastrouk (author)2010-03-20

It depends on the beam-angle of the LEDs too.

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coolpizzadude (author)2010-03-20

6000mcd is actually sorta dim I'd go to a 7000-8000mcd personally.

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Jayefuu (author)2010-03-19

6cd isn't very bright. It should be fine :)

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