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Hi guys,

I need some help figuring out what type of lighting I should use for my sig rig. I want the hardware (gpus, soundcard, etc) to be highlighted by the light.
I've seen a whole lot of builds where the whole interior is lit up. I'm trying to go for a look where only the hardware is lit up by the lights.
Obviously ccfls are out of the question for this, only because they generate too much light.

My question is this: would LEDs work for my situation?
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You probably want a 3 spread or 5 spread LED.

Something like this.

http://www.crazypc.com/products/8464.html
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You probably want a 3 spread or 5 spread LED.

Something like this.

http://www.crazypc.com/products/8464.html
Ok thanks. But I don't get what the purpose is of a 3 spread or a 5 spread led. Can you explain why that's better than than the "traditional" LEDs?

Also, what kind of lighting will I get if I use those "meteor" led light sticks over ccfls?
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Gaaaaah....why does no one reply every-time I have a lights related question?
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Ok thanks. But I don't get what the purpose is of a 3 spread or a 5 spread led. Can you explain why that's better than than the "traditional" LEDs?

Also, what kind of lighting will I get if I use those "meteor" led light sticks over ccfls?
Its short length, meaning it will only highlight small parts of the case. If you go with a full LED bar, you're going to get similar results to CCFLs. You said you wanted just the hardware, right?

Meteor lights are better for light patterns, if you want "wave" effects. If it's the only light you have, I think it makes the insides more "mysterious."
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Its short length, meaning it will only highlight small parts of the case. If you go with a full LED bar, you're going to get similar results to CCFLs. You said you wanted just the hardware, right?

Meteor lights are better for light patterns, if you want "wave" effects. If it's the only light you have, I think it makes the insides more "mysterious."
Right, gotcha... Would one be enough to highlight the hardware or would I need more?
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