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The side panel mutes the glare down to tolerable levels, and I am able to dim them or turn them off if I want. I just can't seem to get a good pic with my phone.

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Question about wiring: I am going to wire everything in a chain (much like Ramsey77). If I wanted to plug it in my NZXT Mesh fan controller, I need to get a few fan pins and female connectors, right? As far as crimping the pins, would small needle nose pliers do the trick?
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Question about wiring: I am going to wire everything in a chain (much like Ramsey77). If I wanted to plug it in my NZXT Mesh fan controller, I need to get a few fan pins and female connectors, right? As far as crimping the pins, would small needle nose pliers do the trick?

You don't have an old fan laying around? I think you'll need a crimping tool for what you are wanting to do. If you are going to chain them together with solder and leads, you'll only need one fan lead. I wonder if you can buy fan leads already pinned out?

EDIT: You could always buy a couple of these and cut them up, if you didn't want to invest in crimpers and pins. NEWEGG thumb.gif
Edited by Ramsey77 - 5/11/12 at 2:12pm
 
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Ended up buying one roll for a car mod in my future (just need to do basic floor lighting, my car does not have enough lighting, especially when I need it to go to practice everyday, at 4AM!), I got the roll in within 3 or so days.

Popped it into the computer real quick to test to make sure it works (didn't want to search for another battery source), hooked it up to Red/Black, and was disappointed.
Until I remembered Red/Black wires delivered +5V, I hooked it to the 12V (Yellow/Black), and was pleasantly surprised!

Glad it turned out well, can't wait until finals are over to get to my mod!
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Finals? Geez, I still have nightmares about college and not having projects/assignments done. I am GLAD that part of my life is long over. Good luck to ya, and post some pics when your car mod is done. thumb.gif
 
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Yet another leftover LED project in the works.

I was bored at work tonight so I made a "proof of concept" for a future project. The LED's are only running off of a 9 volt battery at the moment and lit from the bottom. I think it will look better running 12 volts and surrounded.

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All lit up.

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Ramsey, what size heatshrink tubing did you use?

Thanks for sharing this. I ordered a roll of cool white smile.gif
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Ramsey, what size heatshrink tubing did you use?
Thanks for sharing this. I ordered a roll of cool white smile.gif

5/16ths and a 2 to 1 shrink ratio.
 
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yes, much props to Ramsey for spreading the word. After reading this thread I ordered 3 rolls of hitlights from Amazon to see what the different sizes and colors looked like. Got a double density 3528 in both cool white and warm white just to see the difference. Won't decide which one I like better until I see some in my case. Also ordered a roll of the cool white 5050 (larger size), to see what they look like. It would have cost me a fortune to dabble like this with some of the PC manufacturer led stuff. This stuff lights up bright, is easy to work with, and looks great. I'll post some pics soon. smile.gif
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yes, much props to Ramsey for spreading the word. After reading this thread I ordered 3 rolls of hitlights from Amazon to see what the different sizes and colors looked like. Got a double density 3528 in both cool white and warm white just to see the difference. Won't decide which one I like better until I see some in my case. Also ordered a roll of the cool white 5050 (larger size), to see what they look like. It would have cost me a fortune to dabble like this with some of the PC manufacturer led stuff. This stuff lights up bright, is easy to work with, and looks great. I'll post some pics soon. smile.gif

Cheap is nice sometimes isn't it? thumb.gif Post some pics when you can. How much more light do the 5050's put out?
 
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