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I'm looking for some cold cathode tubes, but I have had bad experiences with cold cathodes in the past.


The last ones I got were frankly ****... pink



Anybody had experience of decent, red cold cathodes?
    
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Found this thread on red cathodes might help you out:

http://www.overclock.net/other-hardw...found-now.html

From the reading it looks like most will be orangie or pinkish might check for some red led strip lighting might help or work for you case.
Edited by Rick Arter - 4/4/11 at 1:32pm
    
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Found this thread on red cathodes might help you out:

http://www.overclock.net/other-hardw...found-now.html

From the reading it looks like most will be orangie or pinkish might check for some red led strip lighting might help or work for you case.
The sunbeam stick of LEDs would be fine too but I can't seem to find any in the UK...



Might be worth just wiring up some LEDs myself : /
    
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LED's are your best bet. most if not all "red" CCFL's arent red at all, they are orange or pink.

still, a HAF-X lit with orange CCFL's looks kick ass.
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I'm in a similar situation. I want a purple cold cathode not a UV "purple". So I'm getting what's called a color gel (in violet) and white cold cathodes which I'll wrap with the gel. Hopefully I'll get the effect I want. Color gels are available all over. Try photography or lighting shops (or the Internet).
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Couldn't find anything I'd trust to spend cash on so just ordered 25 5v red LEDs and some clips so I can attach them to my side panel and remove the whole thing without unplugging the molex.
    
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What about the NZXT sleeved LED kit?
http://www.nzxt.com/new/products/cas..._led_kit_-_red
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What about the NZXT sleeved LED kit?
http://www.nzxt.com/new/products/cas..._led_kit_-_red
Good call, I do love those kits, got about 8m of those LEDs in my room, but in this instance I think I will need something a bit more rigid.

The mounting clips aren't so good either.



TBH more and more I find myself needing to wire stuff myself. Useful to expand my knowledge and practice at electrics, god knows I'm going to need it when I whack 40 amps of TEC current on top of my PC.
    
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TBH more and more I find myself needing to wire stuff myself. Useful to expand my knowledge and practice at electrics, god knows I'm going to need it when I whack 40 amps of TEC current on top of my PC.
Same, bought a electronics book for kids the couple days ago comes with 30 projects led wiring to start with, then up to building guitar pedals/sustain/grunge etc. I know basics, but I still feel there's stuff I should know but don't -> like building my own circuit boards sound activated flashing lights, patterned flashing lights, other cool things....
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