What is the difference between a baselit and Pixel Lightsaber?

So, you've found yourself here because you're not sure whether you should purchase one of our baselit or pixel lightsabers. Or you're simply curious as to find out the difference between the two.

Our JustLightsabers team can assure you that both are equally as fun and the decision you make will not make you feel more or less of a jedi or sith.

Below is a detailed comparison to help you find out which option best suits you.

The main difference between a baselit and pixel lightsaber is the way the blade is illuminated.

  • Baselit lightsabers have a single LED in the hilt that shines through the blade. This creates a great illumination but lacks depth in well lit rooms or outside during the day.
  • Pixel lightsabers have a strip of individually addressable LEDs inside the blade. This allows for a much brighter and more detailed light, as well as a wider variety of effects, such as:
    • Smooth ignition and shutdown sequences
    • Additional character sounds
    • Additional blade effects
    • More colour gradients

Pixel lightsabers are more expensive than baselit lightsabers, but they offer a much more realistic and immersive experience. If you are looking for a lightsaber that looks and sounds like it came straight out of the movies, then pixel is the way to go.

Here is a table that summarises the key differences between baselit and pixel lightsabers in more detail:

 Feature Baselit Pixel
Blade illumination Single LED inside the hilt Double-sided strip of individual LED's
Light output
(12Watt RGB) (50Watt Pixel)

16 character sounds
3 blade effects

27 character sounds
9 blade effects
11 ignition effects

Great choice for entry level buyers or for heavy dualing Best value for money
Dualing Durability
Very strong Strong


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