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So i was thinking about other idea i want to do when i come to mod my case for better cable management and i came to the idea of lighting.

Now i am aware of installing led lights and cold cathode's but i don't want to do that like many people do and have some blue, red or whatever. No what i want to do is put in a proper light or lights so that it was like the type of light that you get from a desk lamp except it wouldn't be bulbs but something smaller. In the end it wouldn't be illuminated but actually lit enough so you can see everything clearly at night or in the dark.

Can this be done and if so what kind of parts would i need in order to do it.

Thanks
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You could try LED strips... lian-li-a70-05.jpg

EDIT: something like these, but I don't know what you have in the UK.
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Pretty sure you can do that just with white LED/Cold cathodes, an it'll give the desired effect.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by imadude10;11731769 
You could try LED strips... lian-li-a70-05.jpg

EDIT: something like these, but I don't know what you have in the UK.

That case was built in the Europe. Those are called Superflux LED's and are the best LEDs available for lighting.
post #5 of 13
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So white led's could be what i'm after as they do look like they are not illuminating the inside of the case but rather lighting it up which is what i want to achieve.

Thanks for the responsibly and if anyone else has suggestions please post.

*Edit* Took a quick look at white cold cathode's and they look like they could do what i want.
Edited by swrmxs - 12/22/10 at 12:23pm
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post #6 of 13
Super Bright strips

That photo has been photoshoped and composed to make the High contrast items(lights vs Blacks) your bright white led's are going to be like looking into a headlight. And the amount of light emanating out of the case would be unbearable. They do offer a black light led that might net your desired result.
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post #7 of 13
OP, it sound as though you want "ambient lighting". Lighting that clearly illuminates, but the source is unseen.

A light shroud might do the trick.

... or perhaps I am misinterpreting your desire (?).
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post #8 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Syrillian;11744134 
OP, it sound as though you want "ambient lighting". Lighting that clearly illuminates, but the source is unseen.

A light shroud might do the trick.

... or perhaps I am misinterpreting your desire (?).

No, you are understanding what he means. smile.gif
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just ordered some superflux, can't wait. Found this thread by accident, exactly what I wanted. I hate placing single LEDs around the case.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by swrmxs;11741664 
So white led's could be what i'm after as they do look like they are not illuminating the inside of the case but rather lighting it up which is what i want to achieve.

Thanks for the responsibly and if anyone else has suggestions please post.

*Edit* Took a quick look at white cold cathode's and they look like they could do what i want.

You could also try UV lighting:

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