I’ve taken pictures of the provided LEDs, powered, under full lighting and no lighting so you can get a feel for just how bright these things are. The first one I plugged in, I made the mistake of looking directly at the PCB and my head rocked back from how much that hurt the eyes. I doubt any photos can really do justice to just how powerful these lights ultimately are.
For those who care, I shot these using a Nikon D200, 20-35mm lens, 2.8 aperture, 200 ISO with 1/20 second exposure.
First, we’re starting with the two 6″ housed modules.
Red – Full background light
As you can see, there is a distinct visible glow around the lights under full ambient lighting.
Red – Full darkness
The lighting was intense enough to read by in the room I was shooting, up to a distance of about 3 feet. These lights do NOT fool around.
As a side note, if you want to create a more ambient lighting effect vs the spotlight these lights provide as a default, frosting the acrylic tube to an even milky white will do the trick.
UV – Full background light
Again, the glow is visible under full light.
UV – Full darkness
This is one of the favorite pictures I managed to capture.