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Okay. I'm looking at purchasing some UV lights for my case. Now, do they give off the purple color? Or am I free to put some other type of cold cathode in there?

Thanks.
post #2 of 10
Ultra violet light by definition is a purple-blue tint, being at that barely visible section of the electromagnetic spectrum. Here is the definition from the Wikipedia:
electromagnetic radiation with a wavelength shorter than that of visible light, but longer than soft X-rays. It can be subdivided into near UV (380–200 nm wavelength; abbrev. NUV), far or vacuum UV (200–10 nm

You can find some neon lights I'm sure, but these aren't ultraviolet. I have blue neons in my case, located in the case fans and the PSU, and I would like to add more.
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post #3 of 10
Cold Cathode and UV are different.

Cold Cathode is simply a Light pretty much
UV is Ultra Violet with a good explanation above.

There Both Nice. UV is good if you have UV reactive plastic on your motherboard.
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Yea my video card cooler is UV reactive, and I sure need one. Check out this pic:

soooooooooooooo nasty
BTW that isn't my case
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post #5 of 10
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I have UV cables in my system.

If the UV isn't that visible, I'd like to purchase a blue Cold Cathode along with it. Would the UV light block the direct blue color at all?
post #6 of 10
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I have UV cables in my system.

If the UV isn't that visible, I'd like to purchase a blue Cold Cathode along with it. Would the UV light block the direct blue color at all?
Its more likely to be the other way around....The blue lights will stop the UV ones from working as well as they could.

Another thing you could do is put a strip of white paper behind the UV light, that way the paper gives of a blue light so that you can see the components in your case but stiull allows the UV lights to light up other things such as UV cables or UV dye in water cooling loops.
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post #7 of 10
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Should I just forget the UV lights? I have the Sunbeam Light Controller already...
post #8 of 10
Ive got a few UV strips in mine. The lighting effect is very subtle.

When I added a Blue CC tube it did tend to overwhelm the UV ones to the point the the UV effect was diminished.
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post #9 of 10
Good way to set it up if you do want blue.... two options.

1) Put your blue CCFL in the vertical position (standing straight up) in the corner of your case between your windowed side and the drive bays. The blue will glow outwards across the case but not so much into your UV reactive items.

2) Logisys offers Dual CCFL's which actually have two lighting elements in one tube. a Blue and a UV light. Let me find link.... ahh here it is...
http://xoxide.com/logisys-blue-uv-2-...d-cathode.html.

putting that in all four corners of your case would give a very respectible glow I'd imiagine. Or put 2 of thoes in two opposite corners then two just UV ones in the remaining corners.

Good luck post some pics when its completed!
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