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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2003 12:46 am 
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Hey
I was just contemplating adding a neon cathode light into my Pc, just to brighten things up a bit... but thing is.. i dont want to jeopardise the temperature i currently have, so, was just wondering, do the lights give off any heat??????????
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There is a difference between neon, and cold cathode lights.

A cold cathode generally is alot thinner than a neon light.
The cold cathode require alot less power to run, are smaller, and put out more light. They might get warm, but not warm enough to melt plastic.

Most of the "neon" type lighting will come in a protective sleeve or tube.
These run warmer, but the tubes are meant to be used for protection, and keep the light from grounding to the case. Yes, the glass part of a neon tube can conduct current to a ground.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2003 4:46 am 
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thanks wookie, what would you reccomend? neon or cold cathode?

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The cold cathodes are the way to go, in my opinion.

They do require an inverter to work properly, so make sure that is included with any light(s) that you may buy.

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is mine neon or cold cathode? my thermaltake light has a protective tube, but also has an inverter. the paper says cold cathode but i thought u said only neon come with protective tubes?


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2003 12:49 am 
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Cool choice of lighting 8) I guess you have a window in your case :? Cold cathodes run reletively cold and the protective sleeve on them is to gaurd agains't brakage. They work pretty well but i would suggest investing in "Laser LEDs" they seem weak, but they are much cheaper, run forever, and if you buy bulk you can solder your own light strip, they are VERY bright and not really lasers :lol:

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Hey Cold thats a good idea I'll have to check that out. I have a window on the side and the top, I was wanting some thing that I could kinda hide.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2003 8:46 pm 
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hey nomad, why not just hide a light horizontally on the top of your case just above the window on the side and to the left of the window on the top. you could run the cable from the power supply directly to it and just tape up any loose wires with electric tape so it wont show


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2003 10:50 pm 
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The trick is about CCs is that the wires are pretty thick, you have to route them somewhere sneeky, the power inverter creates a LOT of heat, they are heavy too.
Im still a fan of Laser LEDs, the coolest part is slipping them in and above fans and heatsinks so the light can be cast around and make really cool shadows

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i put my inverter up by my power supply, then put a small elastic band around it and secured it to my case so that if it ever did let go it wouldn't damage anything


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