Talk:Electric blue (color)

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I thought electric blue was like navy[edit]

I thought electric blue was more like navy. 10:02, 17 September 2007 (UTC)

There is a dark electric blue like navy. I just inserted it into the article. Keraunos 09:49, 22 September 2007 (UTC)

Regarding the request to delete this article[edit]

There is no need to delete this article now because just I added enough information to it to make that unnecessary. (Someone else, not me, erased the deletion tag as can be seen on the history log.) Keraunos 09:49, 22 September 2007 (UTC)

Keraunos, now that I have my own copy of Maerz and Paul, I have to wonder what you're smoking. The section on electric blue on p.156 doesn't say anything about fashion, or fabric, or France, but that's the source you gave. The index page 196 doesn't mention electric blue at all, but that's your source for the 1884 first use date; oh, I see now, that's just a page number error; I fix. How can you say you've added stuff to improve the article if the information is not verifiable in the cited sources? That's worse, by far, than leaving the citation needed tags. Dicklyon (talk) 07:30, 26 January 2008 (UTC)

The entry for electric blue on page 196 does have a "T" after it, which indicates that the color "electric blue" is derived from a textile fabric. Keraunos (talk) 19:41, 2 April 2010 (UTC)

actual colour of electric spark[edit]

...worth noting that this is more accurately the 'real colour' of an electrical spark passing through and ionising/burning earth's atmospheric air? just as yellow is the colour of a flame ... until you burn something other than wood or use a different gas mix than 78% N / 21% O / 1% other. The deep red light given off by a neon tube comes from essentially a sustained, long-distance spark passing through the gas trapped in the device (talk) 16:29, 4 December 2008 (UTC)

What gives with the color used?[edit]

I don't get it. The color labeled "Electric Blue" is *nothing* like the color popularly known as "electric blue". It is way too light, has too much green, isn't even close. On the other hand, the blue in the image of the argon sign is indeed "electric blue".

How can the color used be corrected so that it actually reflects the blue of a spark of electricity, electric blue? Wikiuser100 (talk) 03:11, 6 February 2009 (UTC)

Find a source about the color, and let us know what it says. Otherwise it's hard to know what's "right". Dicklyon (talk) 04:42, 6 February 2009 (UTC)

Find a source about the color...? As the article says, the color blue in an electric spark, very similar to the gasseous blue in the image of the argon sign in the article. Wikiuser100 (talk) 00:34, 22 February 2009 (UTC)

Yes, have you heard of sources? Read WP:RS? Dicklyon (talk) 00:37, 22 February 2009 (UTC)

Hex codes?![edit]

Since when do general colour terms correspond to specific hex triplets? Original research nonsense. (talk) 11:37, 2 May 2010 (UTC)

Arbitrary RGB values; Proposal[edit]

While it is verifiable that "electric blue" is a meaningful color term, why the arbitrary digital values of (125, 249, 255)? Why not (127, 255, 255) if we are being arbitrary anyhow? This has the advantage of being exactly "1/2 cyan" toward the white point in the RGB color space. It will only be slightly more pale, a difference undetectable to most people. Tee Owe (talk) 18:47, 15 August 2010 (UTC)