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Glad you like them. So are they brighter than the kit you have?

Yes. I got the cool white LEDs. I have red and blue LED fans in my case and want the cool white lights just for better illumination from the side window. I really want to do it this weekend but I would be so much more pleased with the job if I sleeved and heat shrinked everything. Maybe I will atleast heatshrink. The 22ga wire is so thin and I will have so little of it I don't think it will be noticeable.

Although I only need 3 feet of LED for the job and I have 16ft so I could do it 5 times over if I wanted. LOL, for $13, that's just insane...
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Yes. I got the cool white LEDs. I have red and blue LED fans in my case and want the cool white lights just for better illumination from the side window. I really want to do it this weekend but I would be so much more pleased with the job if I sleeved and heat shrinked everything. Maybe I will atleast heatshrink. The 22ga wire is so thin and I will have so little of it I don't think it will be noticeable.

Although I only need 3 feet of LED for the job and I have 16ft so I could do it 5 times over if I wanted. LOL, for $13, that's just insane...

Great price and a fun project. And you are right, the cool white's will show off all of the colors of your MB, but it won't take away from the colored LED's that are also in your case. I originally had red only, and they are so bright, that they tinted EVERYTHING red. Much happier with the whites for illumination, and just a touch of red for contrast. You'll find other projects for the extra you have. I was thinking of adding some "mood lighting" behind my monitor to light the wall. thumb.gif Post some pics when you're done. Oh, and that reminds me....getting good photos of this stuff is tough! biggrin.gif
 
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I bought the strips (cool white 5M) on amazon for about $15 shipped. That is plenty to light everything you can think of LOL. I used them around the pull fans on top of my 600T, under the top grill. I also ran them around the side panel opening. almost 6 feet long lol. They work really well there. They tuck up nicely behind the flanges and give nice light without seeing too many of the LED's themselves. Here are a few crappy iphone pics...

I painted the strips black, then I used q-tips dipped in acetone to wipe the paint off of each LED.
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What type of paint did you use on these, and how is it holding up so far? I really dig the black on LED look.
post #284 of 598
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So I got my HitLights package today. Just to see how it works I cut an old MOLEX fan adapter and ran it to a set of three LED's...

HOLY CRAP THESE ARE SO BRIGHT!!! LOL

I'm still seeing spots from looking directly at it. I might have to hook it up to my fan controller to dim it, but I have a tinted case window so I might want them bright. I will rig up my lighting this weekend when I have time to mess with it, but so far I can say that I think I will be very happy...

I put my NXZT sleeved kits up for sale in the Marketplace, lol.

Glad to see you liked your strip biggrin.gif! By the way guys, we LOVE seeing pictures of projects with our strips. Would anyone here mind if their project pictures were used to create blog posts, or project ideas on our website?
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Glad to see you liked your strip biggrin.gif! By the way guys, we LOVE seeing pictures of projects with our strips. Would anyone here mind if their project pictures were used to create blog posts, or project ideas on our website?
Im game, just let me know. I will probably be taking better pictures soon too.
 
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@ Hitlights: If you're up for providing some samples, I could do up some pretty sweet photography for you. I'm still learning, but I seem to have a knack for long exposures and capturing light.

Image: EL Wire never looked so good.
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Someone say EL wire?
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@ Hitlights: If you're up for providing some samples, I could do up some pretty sweet photography for you. I'm still learning, but I seem to have a knack for long exposures and capturing light.

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Never seen this before. Any pics of it lit up? Maybe pan out a bit? Not real sure what I'm looking at! LOL
 
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This is my latest idea that I'm developing as a product. What you see is a 24-pin cable, sleeved with paracord, and using acrylic spacers to assume a decorative shape. There are three pieces of EL wire passing down the middle of the bundle. There is also room inside for passing water cooling tubing.

The photo is a long exposure, just over a minute. Lighting is from the EL wire, background yellow light provided by my phone screen, and a quick burst from an LED flashlight to highlight the texture on the paracord.

Anyway, I love working with lighting. If anybody is in the south San Francisco Bay area, and has a modded case they want photographed, hit me up and we'll work something out. I need subjects to practice on, and you'd get some extremely good pictures of your case to share.
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