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How extensive was your testing with the LED's? this quote scares me a little cause I never turn off my NZXT LED's ever. I like these but I dont want to run something that I cant use for a 24/7 use. Not going to risk a fire

The statement was not for LED's in general. (It's really the resistors that cause the heat.) The quote was specifically for the 'double-double density LEDTape' I sell through Modeler's Brand.

In that particular case, the LED's are crammed so close, the resistors get hot and the clear gel coat insulates that heat, internalizing it more than anything else.

In a recent test, I had a 1ft strip enclosed in a very snug space (1" x 1" x 1'). Between 48-72 hrs, 1/3 of the LED's suffered heat death. Some were totally out, most were sharply reduced in brightness to one degree or another. There was no damage to the plastic surface the Double-D was attached too. A computer case is wide open for heat dissipation so it's not as big a deal.

I have 14 feet of Smooth LEDTape in my machine which runs 24/7 for weeks on end. I would not do the same with the Double-D. Not for that long a time. The stuff gets too hot for computers cases generally. The normal LEDTape, at 3 LED's/Inch instead of six/inch runs cool for days on end.
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Whereas, I've also run yards of Double-Density spread out in the open air for days on end with no trouble whatsoever. It's only when enclosed in tight, non-ventilated areas that heat becomes an issue. But that is true for almost any electrical device.
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I can back that up, I've been running mine 24/7 from the time I started this review.
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Tom expect an email from me soon ! Need to place another order with you smile.gif
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Cheers!
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Just curious on your thoughts here Tom. Not sure if you can see but I have VULCAN on that cover. Its just no glare plexi...do I still need to sand it to get the effect of glowing?
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I'd hate to give bad advice on this one... Sanding the backside of it, if possible, will give it a diffuse effect. I'd hate to say sand the top and have the finish ruined! I would suggest starting with, say, 400 grit, then going to 600, 1000 and maybe higher if necessary. Getting some polishing grit paste will help get it smooth again, but still maintain the diffuse effect, I think.

I don't know where the leds are underneath the cover to really know what's going on either.

I would expect that if you run a length of LEDTape, facing inwards, around the perimeter of the words, that it should give a good glow. Or if you have a strip a few inches directly below the Vulcan, that should give some good light.
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Hey Tom!
Here are the LEDs you just sent me.
I have not mounted them yet as I am not totally sure on if I am keeping the cover.
Came out good anyway. biggrin.gif
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Pretty freakin' cool looking!thumb.gif
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Hey Tom!
Here are the LEDs you just sent me.
I have not mounted them yet as I am not totally sure on if I am keeping the cover.
Came out good anyway. biggrin.gif

Love it thumb.gif

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Sorry I haven't got the new stuff up yet, work is killing me. It's going to be Sept at the earliest that I'm going to be able to get to it.
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