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Are there any pics of the blue ones being used in a case?

From this thread of my own computers...
http://www.overclock.net/t/1220167/first-mod-ever/30#post_16608184
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This was so much fun, I just had to light my secondary box.
With the first box I used about 14' of three colors. On this one, just 3' or so. One foot of blue behind the mobo, another blue foot behind the drive bays and one foot of red in the cpu vent tunnel thing.
(Love that 'jet engine' effect!!!)
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Unfortunately, Ultra curled the end of the the mobo wall back on itself, hurting the light bounce coming from the left side in this pic.
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Video to follow.
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Got my UV tape in today. Tom this stuff just rocks. Here is a photo of some UV reactive liquid from an old water cooling setup...and in the background is a Gelid 120mm fan.
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I just need to get the right placement to get these fans lit up the right way and brush up on my soldering skills.
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Sample Colors

I've done my best to try to capture the color as close as possible, as most of you know many things will account for what I see and what you will see. Monitors, GPU's, ect, ect, ... will make a difference in the way the colors will show up. Also I was trying to just capture the color and not the brightness. Please note the lighting on the back, there is no hot spots, meaning you get a very even light much like CCFL's unlike most other LED's lighting solutions.

UV - I don't have much around the house that is UV reactive but found these paper clips had a couple color that worked. The UV is very bright, at night it will light up my spare room just from 5 segments (5 inches)
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Amber - Very bright again, you could use this as orange also.
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Blue - In the pic it looks a little darker than what it really is. This might be the brightest of all the colors.
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Red - Again very bright, and it looks a little deeper red in person.
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Cool White - This is a very white, white. The Warm White is a off white, please keep this in mind when ordering. As like all the others, it's very bright.
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post #24 of 102
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...and brush up on my soldering skills.

I need to break the soldering sequence out of this to make a stand alone video, but skip to 1:51 below for a look at soldering the Smooth stuff.
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Sample Colors
...Please note the lighting on the back, there is no hot spots, meaning you get a very even light much like CCFL's unlike most other LED's lighting solutions.

It looks like there are Regular and Smooth varieties on display. Noting which is which might help. The Amber is clearly Smooth, the Red and Blue look like Regular, the White could Smooth, tough to tell, and the UV is definitely Smooth.
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Another note, with normal LED's, hunting around, you will find yellow, amber and orange. But with LEDTape, at this time at least, all there is is Amber. Some factories call it yellow, some call it orange. I split the difference and call it Amber, but perhaps I should call it 'Gold' instead. Neither yellow or orange, but both depending on how you want to look at it.

Another side note is that there will soon be three varieties of White! Warm, Natural and Cool. GoodInk's photo above is of Cool White.

Warm: 2700°K-3500°K (sunset, incandescent light bulbs, On the orange side of white)
Natural: 5000°K-6000°K (Noon day light)
Cool: 6000°K-7000°K ) On the bluer, colder side of white.
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Sample Colors
...Please note the lighting on the back, there is no hot spots, meaning you get a very even light much like CCFL's unlike most other LED's lighting solutions.

It looks like there are Regular and Smooth varieties on display. Noting which is which might help. The Amber is clearly Smooth, the Red and Blue look like Regular, the White could Smooth, tough to tell, and the UV is definitely Smooth.
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Another note, with normal LED's, hunting around, you will find yellow, amber and orange. But with LEDTape, at this time at least, all there is is Amber. Some factories call it yellow, some call it orange. I split the difference and call it Amber, but perhaps I should call it 'Gold' instead. Neither yellow or orange, but both depending on how you want to look at it.

Another side note is that there will soon be three varieties of White! Warm, Natural and Cool. GoodInk's photo above is of Cool White.

Warm: 2700°K-3500°K (sunset, incandescent light bulbs, On the orange side of white)
Natural: 5000°K-6000°K (Noon day light)
Cool: 6000°K-7000°K ) On the bluer, colder side of white.

I forgot to mention that some where Smooth and others were Regular DD's. Thanks and I'll update the review. 5000k that makes me happy biggrin.gif
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What gauge wire do we use to wire them up? 18? or is that to big?
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What gauge wire do we use to wire them up? 18? or is that to big?

What are you using for a connector?
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Just soldering right onto the tape itself. The copper contacts that are on there. I am using a molex connector for power source.
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