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hi guys,

i was looking for RGB light stripe and i've noticed that there is huge difference in the results from one product to another.
the number , the density , the brightness and the different operation mod can change a lot from one to another.

i couldn't find a thread talking about the different stripe you can find and what effect you can get from them , so i though i would start one

the goal of this thread is to post the effect of different brand and type of RGB light stripe in order to help others find exactly what they need.
Edited by Ashuiegi - 4/2/13 at 11:42am
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post #2 of 44
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i m gonna start with the one i found today .

it s RGB led stripe from Jedi lighting , it was about 40 bucks.

you get :
3x 9 led bar ,(3x1,3W)
one cable for standard plug with interruptor and with an inverter
one cable that plug into the inverter with a control for mod and on off
2 cables to plug the bar in chain

there is 2 operation mod , fix color (red,blue,green,white,purle,yellow, light blue) or color blend.

it start up instantly and it s supposed to last 30 years ,.....
it comes with sticky tape behind but only at the end , i put some velcro stipes behind to be able to move them easily.

the bar is white and all the cabling is white too ( with some crappy blue strip on the cable)











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post #3 of 44
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picture of the Jedi light stripe in a case :









the led stripes are on the door facing the back of the case

good point of these jedi light bars:
color is very uniform and very hard to see the individual leds
you can't see any clue of the RGB blend
plexi bars protect the stripe and make installation easier then stripes alone plus they help diffuse the color better
you have 3 separate bar that can be placed apart from each other and have no light between
very long cables

bad point :
plugs on the sector
external command (wont shut down with your pc )
ugly cables and ( very long, for some it will be good for other it will be bad )
controller has a single button , one click change color , 3 sec hold go in color blend and 5 sec stop it , this controller is a bit cheap and the button feels a bit woobely
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the NZXT HUE ,
the led stripe itself feel really nice and have been well incastred in rubbery platic.
the controller look strong and well built, some nice place to pass cable and ties them .
buttons feel sturdy but have no limit for max min.

only point i m not too crazy about it that it full length 5.25 bays but there is only the first 1-2 cm that are usefull , i would have liked a shorter 5.25 device to be able to passe cable behind.







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The operation mods are :
Fixe color , you can set the level of red green and blue to make any color you want
Fixe color flashing , flash the color you 've selected in the fixe color mod
Fixe color fading flash , flash the fixe color with a fading effect
Pre-define Fixe color swap, it change from one color to another but you can't choose the colors
Colors blend, classic mod that goes trough all the color changing slowly for one to another.

I like the fixe color fading flash they look cool , but the normal flash or the pre define color swap don't look that cool.
The colors blend is like 3x time faster then on my jedi light bar and it doesn't look good , specially because some color tend to stays longer
while other just come and are gone in less then a second., transition are not as smooth as with the jedi bars

i don't take picture of the operation mod (obviously you won't see anything) , i think you can easily find a video showing them if you're interested.

you can set 5 level of brightness






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pictures in the case , they are on the front panel facing the back when straight and inward in the corner. (you wont be able to make a 90 degrees turn on the same plan with this stripe)










the effect is pretty different from the jedi light bar, the density of led on this stipe is lower 24 leds for 200 cm (one every 8,3 cm) for the HUE and 9 leds on 25cm ( or one every 2,7 cm) on the jedi bars
this help blend the light from each led and make it more smooth like you can see on the pictures , but the Hue light look more warm even if you can see more the individual leds and in some color you are able to see the mix of RGB unlike on the jedi bar. it look like the plexi bar in front help blend the color and the rubbery plastic of the stripe seems to have less effect.
the density does help too , i have tried putting the stripe in folded to increase it and it was better , couldn't take picture i had to hold it with my hands,.....

Overall the NZXT HUE good point are :
you can set the color you want
brightness level
control speed in some mod
more mods

bad point are:
the color blend mod way to fast in transition
some custom set color where you can see the blend of RGB
individual led more obvious, less uniform
Edited by Ashuiegi - 4/7/13 at 3:40am
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post #7 of 44
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hi guys,

i was looking for RGB light stripe and i've noticed that there is huge difference in brightness from one product to another.
i couldn't find a thread talking about the different stripe you can find and what effect you can get from them , so i though i would start one

the goal of this thread is to post the effect of different brand and type of RGB light stripe in order to help others find exactly what they need.

It comes down to the grade of LED. I bought 3528 LED strips from Amazon and it is not as bright as say the Hitlights 5050 LED strips. You just need to check the Lumen ratings for the individual strips and decide how bright you want it.
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post #8 of 44
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yep i know about that but this thread is made to make thing easier, people can see directly what they will get with each brand or type they can get , they don't get all the same mod , the same way of changing color and many others things.
some have sort of rubber coating other are in plexi bar , i already found out that plexi bar help to blend and avoid the spot effect where the led is , my nzxt is more obvious then the jedi lightingt led bar.
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yep i know about that but this thread is made to make thing easier, people can see directly what they will get with each brand or type they can get , they don't get all the same mod , the same way of changing color and many others things.
some have sort of rubber coating other are in plexi bar , i already found out that plexi bar help to blend and avoid the spot effect where the led is , my nzxt is more obvious then the jedi lightingt led bar.

Gotcha. I missed the purpose of the thread. thumb.gif Sounds like a good idea, I thought YOU wanted to know which were brighter or why. My bad.
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post #10 of 44
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well naked on their own it s easy to know the brightness but how many and how dense they are with the material in front change a lot of thing ^^.
i agree i wasn't very clear in the first post i'm gonna edit it .
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