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From what I read, after you first posted the OP, and saw in that video, it seems that the intensity of the EL is related to the oscillating frequency of the transformer (relay?) that you use. Do I understand that correctly?
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Yes. You can use a higher frequency inverter (4000Hz) to increase the intensity of the light but it will shorten the life of the EL wire. Right now I'm just waiting on the LED strips I ordered. Hopefully they will work. If not I may just make some custom LED strips to light the window. I'm really shooting for a specific effect. Lighting the window only and having the light source be as unobtrusive as possible, the cold cathodes taped to the sides of the case do work but I find it an inelegant solution. So its going to take some trial and error. All part of the fun of modding. Figuring out new and better ways to do things.
Edited by Philistine - 4/21/11 at 1:20pm
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