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What UV light to get to light up "UV reactive" stuff in case?

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I'm looking for what UV light's to get and what you guys would recommend I get to light up my UV reactive water cooling stuff and other things inside of my case. I bought these, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811994002 . But they are horrible, barely light up anything and cant reach across the case.

What UV light's, kits, do you guys use to light up your UV reactive parts in your case?

Thanks
post #2 of 8
Those look like the same ones I use in my case. I use 3 in my case to make everything glow. You can find 15" uv lights over at Frozencpu.

pic of what mine looks like. Would show up better if I had the lights off.
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Edited by Valafar - 4/6/11 at 3:09pm
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I have the same and like you said, they're no use
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post #4 of 8
Your parts will react most to black lighting. Even using a black sharpie over a regular lightbulb would work rofl

The popular blue LED's seem to react well. Purple is another light that would react well.
Edited by Dirtyworks - 4/7/11 at 1:14am
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post #5 of 8
I use a combination of cold cathodes and UV LED strips, from here (cheap and good UV reactivity). The cold cathodes seem to be completely hit or miss, not sure why some -- I'd say around 50% of the 10 or so I've had -- bulbs are just duds.

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I use leds advantages include
Less power consumption compared to cathodes
Less heat
brighter
don't fade overtime as much as cathodes
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post #8 of 8
Sunbeam Meteor lights and CCFL's are all i use. Well and those units with 3 LED's in them work pretty good too.
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