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    Default I wonder where Casio gets the diodes?

    I'm sure Casio doesn't manufacture the 445 diode.
    Why can't we find the source and get the diodes from them direct?

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    Because they'll charge you $3.5k each.
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    I bet they pay less than $5 a piece for em...
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    Direct from Nichia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc View Post
    Because they'll charge you $3.5k each.
    Probably because you quote for ONE.

    If you need a few thousand, they will probably drop fast.

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    If you imagine how may Casio would be purchasing, at 24 in a projector, and they seem to be available worldwide. So I'd say a very minimum of say 10000 of each model produced, so 20000 x 24 = 480,000 diodes. These numbers are of course just a guess, but they seem to be appearing everywhere, so if anything that's probably on the low side

    The shame is the sample price isn't likely to drop much even as a result of the availability. Even with the wide availability of 405nm, it's still more cost effective to tear them out of a drive or sled (and there are only one per drive in that case).

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