The galaxy’s brightest color-mixing pixel blade

IntelliBlade(TM), the world's brightest pixel (WS2812) blade for use with all NEC products, and all products that support WS2812B.

For anyone that loves the color-mixing capabilities of the NECree RGB™, but still want more brightness and evenness out of the blade, the solution is here – IntelliBlade™.

Connector Selection

Choose from one of the connectors below when ordering your IntelliBlade™

IntelliBlade™ is a pixel-style blade. Unlike the traditional in-hilt LEDs such as the NECree RGB, the entire blade is filled with small RGB LEDs which the board can control. This allows full RGB color-mixing with unparalleled brightness. IntelliBlade™ works with all of my boards of the following versions: S2-R3+, SC2-R3+, I2+. It will also work with any other board that has pixel support, including competitor boards and open source boards alike.

What makes IntelliBlade™ special is that it is the first purpose-built pixel blade for sabers. Going skinnier than the so-called “skinny” led strips sold elsewhere, this strip fits inside even a 7/8” blade with ease. Further, we’ve sourced the brightest possible RGB LEDs, to give it even that much more brightness. Finally, with the more rigid pcb to prevent shadowing, this strip is touting over 4,000 Lux when installed using the normal foam + 2 ft wrap + LED diffuser method. That’s twice as bright as a straw-hat style blade, and almost twice as bright as an NECree RGB near the emitter, with no loss of brightness down the blade.

IntelliBlade™ kit – Ready to be Built Into a Blade

The IntelliBlade™ kit comes with the following items:

  • Pixel strip
  • Pixel for lighting the tip
  • Kapton tape for securing the blade
  • 330 ohm resistor for the data line
  • Foam sheet to cut and use as insulation
  • Your choice of ¼” stereo connector, GX-16 connector, or mini (1/8”) stereo connector
  • 3D holders for connectors chosen (see pic)

All that is needed to complete the install is the blade, tip, and 40” LED diffuser, all sold at The Custom Saber Shop.

Blade tube

40" Diffuser

Blade tip

Be the total envy at cons, outdoor events, or anywhere your saber takes you with this insanely bright RGB blade!

Connectors and 3D printed parts shown in the pictures above a representation of what will be received; color and style may vary. All will be printed in PETG with 100% infill for easy modification if needed. Parts will require some light sanding/filing to get the connectors to fit properly.

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The following table highlights the differences between the Igniter 2™, Spark Color 2™, and Spark 2™ line.

Feature Spark 3™ Spark Color 3™ Igniter 3™
Audio Quality 16bit DAC 16bit DAC 16bit DAC
Clash Detection MotionSense V2 MotionSense V2 MotionSense V2
Sound Fonts 3 6 Up to 16
Music SaberTracks to play up to 99 tracks with blade extension, retraction, and pulse. SaberTracks to play up to 99 tracks with blade extension, retraction, and pulse, and color change. SaberCinema to play up to 99 tracks while using the saber with all functionality, just the hum is the track.
Colors 3 Channels for RGB mixing over each of the 3 fonts. Up to 9 color sets for RGBA mixing. Up to 16 color profiles, with 32 independent RGBA blade colors.
Color Variation One blade, blast, and clash/lockup per font for a total of 3 One blade, blast, and clash/lockup per color-set, up to 9 One blade, blast, clash/lockup, and dual phase (secondary blade) color per font, up to 16
Color Switch Font switch only Switch font to get to its default color-set; every font can cycle through every color-set Switch font to get to each font's profile; twist wrist to perform dual-phase color
Color Variation NA NA ClashShade™, BlastShade™, and BladeShade™
Cross Guard Built-in Single-color quillions with effects on blade only Single-color quillions with effects on blade only Single-color quillions with effects on blade only
Cross Guard w/ XDrive NA RGB mixing on blade and quillions RGB mixing on blade and quillions
Saber Apps NA Configuration only Up to 16 apps
Accent LEDs 3 3 8
Extra Sounds NA Single 'dual.wav' on the root 99 dualA, dualB, smsh, and fx sounds per font


The following properties are shared across all my sound boards.