(Topic ID: 72898)

Correct bulb for Creature Hologram?


By billsfanmd

5 years ago



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#1 5 years ago

Went to play creature today and no bulb. Need to troubleshoot and see if its bulb or something else. If I have to buy a new bulb what is the best led to put in there?

Thanks
Mike

#2 5 years ago

Our creature is a bit blue. I've been wanting to try a green 89 flasher LED in there to see if it slimes him up a bit.

#3 5 years ago

There is a 20w halogen light on pinbits.com. It's a bright white light, so I think it makes the hologram look more blue than with the stock light.

#4 5 years ago

I tried an led and it wasnt bright enough... Was a green 15 smd led automotive bulb. I actually wired it up to the regular bulb so there are 2. Works ok but the green gets washed out by the other bulb so it only adds a little green to the holo. I doubt any led would be enough as these holograms really need bright light and the projector design isnt good for leds. I always wanted to try a green gel sheet over the holo itself to see how that would look. Haven't tried the green mirrors that are available, that may work too.

#5 5 years ago

Everything you want to know is found here:

http://www.iobium.com/creature_lamp_upgrade_kit.htm

You can buy the kit at Pinbits.com

#6 5 years ago

Thanks NM. For test purposes before I upgrade what is the correct bulb? an auto bulb? part # would be awesome.

#7 5 years ago

1156 car tail light bulb if I rember correctly. Anybody else know if this is the correct bulb number?

#8 5 years ago
Quoted from ranchdrsn:

I tried an led and it wasnt bright enough... Was a green 15 smd led automotive bulb. I actually wired it up to the regular bulb so there are 2. Works ok but the green gets washed out by the other bulb so it only adds a little green to the holo. I doubt any led would be enough as these holograms really need bright light and the projector design isnt good for leds. I always wanted to try a green gel sheet over the holo itself to see how that would look. Haven't tried the green mirrors that are available, that may work too.

The Creature hologram works by refracting the green light from the lamp into the 3D image. As the hologram ages, the pitch of the film changes, and the hologram refracts blue light instead. So a green light can't help a bad hologram. All you can do is use a nice bright light and hope that the blue stays with you.

A green light or mirror helps by reducing the amount of non-green light that gets to the hologram. It can make a good hologram look sharper, or take the edge off of a slightly blue hologram. However, if the hologram is much blue - all you get is black.

Your best bet is still the halogen bulb.

#9 5 years ago

which halogen bulb? generic part #

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