What is "Super Illuminator"?

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    What is "Super Illuminator"?

    Just a brighter EL light?

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    Super Illumination is illumination with two LED's. It's much brighter than EL, but only lit's the Analogue dial. The digital parts of the watch are very hard to read with it. Nevertheless, when I'm wearing my GW-1210 in my bedroom, it lights the entire room!

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    Re: What is "Super Illuminator"?

    Yes, yes! It's quite bright. It does a fantastic job of lighting the analog hands, as Sjors said.

    It can be quite shocking to some people in darkened movie theaters. Heh.

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    The Auto Super Illuminator"" can cause shocking experiences under certain dark bedroom circumstances too (without further explenation)

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    Re: What is "Super Illuminator"?

    Sjors, does that make Brom a "Baby G"?

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    Re: What is "Super Illuminator"?

    Quote Originally Posted by buddha-g
    Sjors, does that make Brom a "Baby G"?

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    Wink Re: What is "Super Illuminator"?

    It could be:-D
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    Re: What is "Super Illuminator"?

    Quote Originally Posted by WallaceD
    Yes, yes! It's quite bright. It does a fantastic job of lighting the analog hands, as Sjors said.

    It can be quite shocking to some people in darkened movie theaters. Heh.
    I guess that's why when I looked up the owners manual online for a watch with it, there were all kinds of disclaimers about startling people!

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    Re: What is "Super Illuminator"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mannydog
    I guess that's why when I looked up the owners manual online for a watch with it, there were all kinds of disclaimers about startling people!
    Now I have to find one!!!!! :D :D :D
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    Re: What is "Super Illuminator"?

    It's good.

    In most of the other ana-digi models it is the digital that lights up, not the hands (unfortunate if the hands are in front of the window of interest). The super illumator is much more practical for seeing time at night, much better than EL and much better than tritium.

    The only thing better was the old 'neon illuminator' which used UV LEDs to light phosphroescent paint on the hands and dial... now THAT was hot.

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