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UV lights and a white case

post #1 of 6
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Hi all,

getting ready to start another build and his one will be for the wife, and will look much better than mine turned out.

I got her an NZXT 240 Phantom case and the project will be water cooled. However, the wife wants the coolant to be UV purple with clear tubing. Then UV lights put inside of the case to make the tubes "glow".

Question is, If I put the UV lights inside the case, will the white paint inside the case glow as well or will it just work on the UV reactive coolant?

Thanks for the help.
post #2 of 6
It will most likely to only make the coolant glows since it's "UV reactive", unless you paint your case with UV reactive paint too tongue.gif (which is possible rolleyes.gif)
post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 
Hmmm I guess I didnt think of it that way, but yes I only want the UV coolant in the tubes to glow.

I was thinking back in the day when black lights were the thing and made anything a bright color glow. But then now that ithink of it, it has to be a uv reactive material like a fluorescent color.

I'll just go over here and keep on being a noob and try to use my head a little more. smile.gif
post #4 of 6
Just be sure that if you are using traditional pc uv lights, be warned that it is usually violet and not uv [395-405nm]. For a better effect you need a blacklight or custom make a light source with a 365nm led/bulb(where things are actually uv)
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post #5 of 6
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Custom making a source is out of the question as I have extremely little electrical knowledge.

I was thinking of just getting a roll of the led strip lights that are UV and putting them around the inside of the case. But I have been looking at other cases and I see that the UV lights will make anything white look purplish color. That is what I am trying to avoid.

http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/2546050/

Like that one.
Edited by rwisdaman - 11/10/15 at 5:25pm
post #6 of 6
If you use CCFL and hide it properly, you'll hardly see any light since CCFL produce light that closer to "real" UV than led which is not visible to naked eyes
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