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NZXT Hue question

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Hey guys, been doing some research for my future build, and I just can't seem to find what I'm looking for concerning the Hue. My question is this: Can you add a second strip of led's to the hue? I know that the end seems to support it, but would the power drain dim all the LED's or would it compensate?

Basically, I want to put the LED strips along the inside and top grill of a Switch 810, but the 2m the hue has won't do all that. Can I add another strip to the existing one, or maybe replace it entirely with a 5m one? Has anyone tried this?

Thanks!
-Z.
post #2 of 4
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Ok Never mind, I think I finally figured out what I could do.(for the record, I have been looking for over a week now) If I used this RGB amplifier, I could translate the 4 pin, 5v signal the Hue uses to a 4 pin 12v signal(powered by a spare molex) to drive a 5m long 12v RGB LED strip. I'll put the link and pic below for anyone interested.


http://www.usledsupply.com/shop/rgb-mini-amplifier-ttl.html



Edit: This appears to be the same thing but better for only $9
http://www.amazon.com/TSSS-Repeater-Signal-Amplifier-warranty/dp/B00A46UAQO/ref=reg_hu-rd_add_1_dp
Edited by Zaxxon - 2/1/13 at 10:48pm
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Go to ebay, You can get a 5m LED Strip with an IR remote for $15,
Cant get the link right now, work blocks ebay tongue.gif
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Yeah, I realize I could do that, but this was more of a question for a separate project involving case lights. At the time, I also wasn't aware you could use the PC's psu to run them, I thought you had to pass through the lights own power supply cable... Anyway, I'll probably make a thread about my actual project when I get all the materials to start it. I would definitely just buy the remote controlled one first if that was my intention, but I suppose if you already own a Hue, this would be a decent way to add more lights if you wanted to. thumb.gif
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