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Yes, you can cut it to length, as long as you cut in between every 3rd one. You can see the line between the two dots. I use a push pin to punch out the holes, clean the sticky off of the back side with an exacto knife, then stick the leads through the holes, add heat to the underside and solder to the top, let cool and snip the leads as close as I can. Then you add some shrink tubing. I test with a 9v battery. thumb.gif

oh yeah im def going to have to get me a spool of white ones. the ideas are flowing.
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Yeah, the possibilities are about endless. I did my case stand as well. Just because LED. thumb.gif

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im thinkin use these in my sig rig and do a mesh side panel instead of polycarbonate them ccfl's are big and bulky. i may also stick some on my amp and along my shelves were my sig rig sits
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I just seen a post where someone paid $42 for 2 feet of Bitfenix's LED strip. That is totally ridiculous. There is absolutely no way that it is worth that much. People need to educate themselves before they buy into marketing and fancy packages.

On another note, I just ordered a spool of Bright White. $14 shipped. Can't wait to play some more.
Edited by Ramsey77 - 5/5/12 at 3:30pm
 
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I just seen a post where someone paid $42 for 2 feet of Bitfenix's LED strip. That is totally ridiculous. There is absolutely no way that it is worth that much. People need to educate themselves before they buy into marketing and fancy packages.
On another note, I just ordered a spool of Bright White. $14 shipped. Can't wait to play some more.
That price is most likely includes shipping with tax included. Our packaging is actually very simple, nothing to really sell on the packaging except for a clear clam-shell and a black piece of paper with specs and details on it. In terms of marketing on the LEDs, we don't do a whole lot. We let the consumer decide what's bright, and all those who have bought them, can speak for themselves. They're one of the brightest LED's on the market, so you're paying for what you get. We suggest a pair of sunglasses with the order.
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Got the same type of kit on ebay for $5 shipped. Pretty awesome stuff.
 
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That price is most likely includes shipping with tax included. Our packaging is actually very simple, nothing to really sell on the packaging except for a clear clam-shell and a black piece of paper with specs and details on it. In terms of marketing on the LEDs, we don't do a whole lot. We let the consumer decide what's bright, and all those who have bought them, can speak for themselves. They're one of the brightest LED's on the market, so you're paying for what you get. We suggest a pair of sunglasses with the order.

That's fine, I see your point. What I am saying is that there is no way that they are worth $322 more for the same length. I don't care how bright they are. And if they are brighter, it couldn't possibly be by much. Reminds me of Monster Cable.
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Good find Ramsey,

now to buy a roll of the green and a soldering gun
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That's fine, I see your point. What I am saying is that there is no way that they are worth $346 more for the same length. I don't care how bright they are. And if they are brighter, it couldn't possibly be by much. Reminds me of Monster Cable.
I'd say it's like McDonald's burgers vs "Never frozen $20 sirloin beef burgers". The situation isn't "it works or it doesn't", but it's more of "This is what a true burger (cable) should taste (look) like. I'm willing to pay for it, because it holds up to my standards of 'quality'. "

Another thing, they're 5050, with 50-60 Lumens, 120 degree angle, and the ability to detach and re-attach. Something spools of LED's don't provide. They're great, but they serve different purposes. One's for the house when you want to hang them on the walls, one's for your computer in tight spaces.
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xbournex, raises a valid point. Bitfenix's are ready to use, And most people want plug and play when it comes to PC lights.

Some of us are more Mad Scientist then that.
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