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I've searched but can't find the info I need. If someone could give some advice or links it would be a big help.....thanks

#1 I'm looking for the best 120mm red led fan. Color is important but so is proformance.

#2 I would like to mod the fans (5) to be able to turn on/off the leds from one switch.

#3 I have a Sunbeam RHK-BA Rheobus 5.25" Bay 4 Channel 20W would it be posible to use one channel to controll the leds?
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I've searched but can't find the info I need. If someone could give some advice or links it would be a big help.....thanks

#1 I'm looking for the best 120mm red led fan. Color is important but so is proformance.

#2 I would like to mod the fans (5) to be able to turn on/off the leds from one switch.

#3 I have a Sunbeam RHK-BA Rheobus 5.25" Bay 4 Channel 20W would it be posible to use one channel to controll the leds?
I'm sure the leds in fans run off one circuit... the same one as the power. So im not sure, i know in my phantom the top fan switches off its led when i press the buttons but the actual fans still spins. But other than the whole led off/on thing, i'd say xigmatek's 120mm red led fans are the best imo. others might disagree.
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I have these: http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=6037
If you're using a fan controller, turning the speed down also turns down the LEDs, but I don't know how you would mod them to use a switch. Something I noticed was that if you spin the blades fast enough with your finger, the LEDs light up, so it might not be possible to turn them off completely.
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I would recommend some Yate Loon fans.
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Yes I have XIGMATEK orange now and thats what I'm trying to fix along with the ability to try them off completely.
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I have these: http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=6037
If you're using a fan controller, turning the speed down also turns down the LEDs, but I don't know how you would mod them to use a switch. Something I noticed was that if you spin the blades fast enough with your finger, the LEDs light up, so it might not be possible to turn them off completely.
I'm pretty sure those're my fans too.
Yeah, like he said, they seem to be powered by the fan's rotation itself. Not sure if this is the case with all fans, but it might be something to look out for.
I've got an idea. How about buying transparent fans with no LEDs, and then just installing your own red ones? Maybe that can pretty much solve the switch issue, since you can wire them to your switch separately.
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post #7 of 10

The Yate Loon LEDs will turn off when they are turned downed via a fan controller.
Here is proof. Fast forward to about 1:10.

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The led switching is possible I believe, but not common. The fans that came with my CM Storm scout have a switch for leds that allows the fan to continue to operate. Fans like this have 2 connectors however, a constant power to the fan and switch to the leds.
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The front fan on a 690II also has it's LED controlled via a switch. It's possible but would require some splicing and a switch of some sort.

If you want to run a case and have the option to turn lights on and off but keep it simple, I would just invest in a switch and get a cold cathode or LED lighting kit.
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Ok thanks everyone, might try something else..
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