bright to the point of insanity?
Sadly it seems all leds flashers are insanely bright. My al's had led flashers and it was the number one complaint. I love the idea and the look, but why do they have to be so obnoxious?
It would be nice if they made 2 or 3 SMD flashers with frosted caps on them. Don't know why they all have to be exposed SMDs
Depends on location and orientation in my experience. I put some on an addams family and they were obnoxious to me (the owner loved them though)
I've used them on Dr who, jurassic park and also world cup soccer and felt they weren't in your face but noticeable.
As a general rule of thumb, I tend to use use the 5 SMD flasher if there's a direct line of sight to it, and the 8 SMD flasher if it's hidden under things.
I used a 10 SMD flasher is in AFM's mothership saucer's green dome. The other flashers weren't bright enough to cut through the dome since it's so dark. I don't think I've had occasion to use it anywhere else yet. Maybe larger darker inserts, but I think I just used the 8 SMD flex flashers for those for the most part.
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