Types of Lightsabers: Sound Fonts, Lightsaber Soundboards, Sound Fonts, Smooth swings, Blades and many more.

If you are new to the site, hello everyone. This is the first in a series of posts that will hopefully be informative and helpful. You are probably looking for Lightsaber buy, or have already bought Lightsabers.

This is one of those posts, which is going to be like some definitions or terms and vocabulary that are thrown about in the Lightsaber Community and some people don’t know what these words signify or what they mean.

This post will only cover Neopixel Lightsaber. Understanding Lightsaber is possible by understanding the terms used in the Lightsaber community.

Table of Contents
  • Lightsaber Types.
    • Empty Lightsaber
    • Stunt Lightsaber.
    • Standard FX Lightsaber.
    • String blade FX Lightsaber
    • Neopixel Lightsaber.
  • Lightsaber Soundboard.
    • Crystal Focus 10 or CFX soundboards.
    • Proffie Soundboards
  • Sound Fonts.
  • Smooth-Swing.
  • Lightsaber Blade.
    • Blades of medium or middle-grade quality
    • Blade for heavy grader
If you are looking for a Neopixel Lightsaber, check out my post on the best Neopixel Lightsaber companies. Also, see the top 10 Neopixel Lightsabers in the world. This is just the beginning of a series I will be writing.

Lightsabers

There are typically five types Lightsabers you can purchase
  • Empty Lightsaber
  • Stunt Lightsaber
  • Standard FX Lightsaber
  • String blade FX Lightsaber
  • Neopixel Lightsaber
Although there are many other options, these are the most popular. Let's take a look at them.

Empty Lightsaber

As empty as the name implies, there are many.
  • The saber has no electronics.
  • It is usually a shelf queen.
  • Collectors and saber enthusiast bought it. Not Neopixel lightsaber
It is a popular way to show off your saber, such as by placing it on a saber stand. These empty sabers tend to be the replicas, particularly the more expensive ones. They are usually cheaper than functional sabers with light and sound, since they are empty. However, empty sabers are another option.

Also, there is a lightsaber toy that isn't included in this list.

Stunt Lightsabers

Moving on, stunt sabers have only light coming from the hilt. They usually don't have sound and are meant for spin or flow arts or dueling. Stunt Lightsaber

* There is no sound, but only light.

* This is a flow art for beginners, such as dueling, spinning, or flow arts.

* Use standard Cree LEDs inside the saber (such as Single Cree or Tri-Cree),

You won't want to spend hundreds of dollars if you are just starting out in the Lightsaber hobby. It's not a Neopixel lightsaber. Stunt sabers are popular because they are inexpensive, ranging from $40 to $50 to $200 depending on where the seller is located. However, these are usually reserved for those who are interested in flow arts or spinning dueling or for those looking to save money or for beginners. You can read my article on best stunt Lightsabers for dueling.

Standard FX Lightsaber

Next is the standard FX Sabers, which are typically equipped with light and sound. The soundboard usually has a basic soundboard and the light is provided by LEDs within the hilt. You can upgrade the soundboard to some effects sabers, but that is just my opinion.

* Can be used for light and sound

* Soundboard Basic

* This is a flow art for beginners, such as dueling, spinning, or flow arts.

* The premium is usually very affordable.

* Insert standard Cree LEDs inside the saber.

* Color-changing and soundboard upgrade capabilities (depending on where you are located).

It is not Neopixel.

"Sabertrio" has their Neopixel Lightsabers and stunt FX. These stunt sabers don't have sound, as I have already mentioned. Plector labs provides a Pico crumble soundboard for the FX sabers. You have the option of swapping that soundboard to crystal focus 10, which I'll explain shortly.

These sabers can be used for the same purpose as a stunt saber, which is intended for beginners in spinning flow arts or for those who are trying to save money. There are however sabers with better lighting than FX or stunt sabers.

There are sabers with a single Cree LED in the hilt. It's then the handle. This is the part you hold onto the saber. It shines from the hilt up through the blade. It is a hollow tube of polycarbonate with some diffusion foam. There may also be a mirror or reflective surface near the tip.

This is what's used for effect sabers. Usually, it's one Cree, a triCree or a quad Cree setup. The quad-Cree or tri-Cree setups are typically brighter. There are many comparison videos, posts and photos that show what a single Cree LED-saber looks like, as well as pictures and videos comparing it to a tri­Cree or quad Cree LED. The quad Cree LED Sabers are typically brighter.

Neopixel Lightsabers

Moving on to Neopixel Lightsabers. These are also known as plector pixels sabers. That's my understanding of the copyright. This name is not allowed to be used by many saber companies, but it can be used by plector pixel, pixel, and neo-sabers. There are a few other names, but Neopixel is the general term for this type of saber. These sabers have light and sound, and often use the most up-to-date soundboards.

What is a Neopixel Lightsaber, you ask?

Neopixel Lightsaber uses a digital color image to represent an RGB data value. These color strips and pixel are programmed using some drivers that use one wire within the blade. The Neopixel blade can produce a lot of color by using a combination of the three colors Red, Green and Blue. This color is much lighter than the general hilt led lightsaber.

* Also known as Pixel Sabers (Plecter Pixel Sabers), Neo Sabers (Neo Sabers), etc.

* The pinnacle in lightsaber technology.

* Make sure to use the most up-to-date soundboards.

* Use Pixel LED Strips in a 144 LED/meter configuration.

* Largest color spectrum, very bright blades

* These have the best (and most) blade effects, depending on the soundboard.

The most expensive lightsabers are usually the most expensive.

These sabers are also the most expensive on the market, but they offer the most customization and effects. They use pixel LED strips and not strings, with 144 LEDs per meter. This allows for very limited space between each light diode.

This blade is brighter and more vibrant than string blades and allows for full RGB customization. The LED diodes are further apart, and the number of them per meter is lower. It is less fluid and often appears more full than it should.

Neopixel Lightsabers are far more advanced in RGB colorization and customization than Neopixel Lightsabers. These Neopixel Lightsabers represent the pinnacle in Lightsaber technology. It's exciting to see the future of saber myths and saber companies. Neopixel Lightsabers represent the pinnacle. However, you should avoid five things when purchasing a Neopixel Lightsaber. I have already discussed them in another post.

Lightsaber Soundboard

Now, let's sound a soundboard. If you don't know what a soundboard means, click here to learn more. It is, in essence, the same thing as its name. It controls the sound of the sword's blade depending on the type of saber. The board controls the lighting effects of the blade. In another post, I will go in detail about the top soundboards available.

* Controls the sound effects of the saber.

* Adjusts the lighting effect of blade.

Here's a quick definition of two soundboards I have mentioned on this site.
  1. Crystal focus 10 and CFX soundboards
  2. Proffie soundboards
Topic revision: r1 - 04 Oct 2022, EmmaDobie
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