Where is a good place to buy a Cold Cathode PC Case Light?

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  1. Rob Lutter

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    like the topic says... I need a Blue Cold Cathode light for the inside of my new case (307 Zeus from ColorCases.com)
    Where is the best place to buy one? A hobby shop? Online? And how much does one usually go for?
    Thanks. [​IMG]
     
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    You have other options besides using a pricey Cold Cathode
    Tube. You could use High Intensity Blue LED's (less power
    consumption and just as bright) or you could use Electro
    Luminescent EL wire.
    Some places to check out for these items (all seem to be
    reputable)
    www.pcmods.com
    www.directron.com
    www.newegg.com
    www.2cooltek.com
     
  3. Rob Lutter

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    Thanks! I'm going to order a green cold cathode from Directron.com (along with a 400W power supply). I have been hearing good things about these little babies (much brighter and more efficient than neon from what I hear) ... The price is right too... only $35 (I have seen them for $45 elsewhere, and without a switch).
    I promise I'll post some pics next month when I get the computer done... until then... Later. [​IMG]
     
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    You made the right call. The LEDs, while very bright, don't fill a case nearly as well as a 12" CCD. The EL strips are not nearly bright enough as your main source of internal lighting...but they're cool for extra lighting.

    The Directon CCDs are made by PCMods.com. They're the best on the market. Good clean kits...not made by some guy in a garage. I acutally have one of their blue ones in my Lian Li right now.
     

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