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are Cold Cathode lighting a fire hazard?

post #1 of 12
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I head Cold Cathode lighting can catch fire, not big fires but tubes go black wires melt... is this true
coz i am thinking of buying this
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Blue-Red-Dual-...QQcmdZViewItem
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post #2 of 12
I have heard they are too.

However mine have never even been close to causing a fire
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post #3 of 12
nah they shouldn't set anything on fire, especially if you buy a good make such as AC Ryan or Akasa

the actual tubes get hot, and so do the converters so just make sure they are in open air so they don't get really hot
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post #4 of 12
There's no risk of fire from simply sticking a few cold cathode tubes in your chassis.
post #5 of 12
The VALUE ones have been known to catch fire as the electrons actuly do cause "heat" but the good ones like Antec or Hiper (these are super bright too ) are completly cold and they have no hazard.

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post #6 of 12
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thanx
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post #7 of 12
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Originally Posted by Mad_Handlez89 View Post
The VALUE ones have been known to catch fire as the electrons actuly do cause "heat" but the good ones like Antec or Hiper (these are super bright too ) are completly cold and they have no hazard.

Mad Tip #30453 - Don't buy lighting from ebay
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Originally Posted by xiaokai View Post
thanx
Go on www.scan.co.uk "Modding"

You can get a set of decent 12" cathodes that are reliable for £4 + postage.

I have used these for over 3 years in builds and never had problems
    
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post #10 of 12
the only way i could see one lighting up is if it had a crappy inverter or if the inverter was encased in foam.

so unless u plan on buying cheap or burying it inside something i don't see it lighting up for no reason
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