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i need to get some red cathodes but have heard of some buying red and when powered up turned to be pink.
is there a brand or make that when turned on they will actually be red red.
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I've heard these are good, but the are led's inside a acrylic tube. But they apparently are red, and not orange or pink! They don't require an inverter either!
http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=37...sys%20Computer
 
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Originally Posted by Tom Thumb View Post
I've heard these are good, but the are led's inside a acrylic tube. But they apparently are red, and not orange or pink! They don't require an inverter either!
http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=37...sys%20Computer
I can confirm that those Logisys "meteor" tubes are the only truly red lighting I've ever seen. Every cold cathode I've ever tried has come out pink or orange.
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Whenever I do a red cathode system i usually paint the tubes red. They don't get very hot so there is no issue there and they give off a much redder color, although they are not as bright. Adding more cathodes can solve that if needed.
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Whenever I do a red cathode system i usually paint the tubes red. They don't get very hot so there is no issue there and they give off a much redder color, although they are not as bright. Adding more cathodes can solve that if needed.
what kind of paint do you use?

found some here too they look great.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16812551002
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post #6 of 9
I usually go down to the craft store and pick up whatever they have. You want the coat to be thin so the light will shine through but it will help make it more red. You can also put some red transparent vinyl over them. In both cases do it one layer at a time until you get the red your looking for with the brightness you want.
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Ive used these:

LOGISYS Computer CLK12RD2 12" DUAL RED COLD CATHODE KIT - OEM
Link:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811994003

They are RED and not pink or orange
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Ive used these:

LOGISYS Computer CLK12RD2 12" DUAL RED COLD CATHODE KIT - OEM
Link:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811994003

They are RED and not pink or orange



This is what they look like behind a bronze acrylic window:



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^^red looks great.

as always great help and info thanks ppl.
    
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