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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-05-2015, 07:09 PM - Thread Starter
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I am thinking about putting a pair of Sunbeam CCFL lights in my new build. I'll need to extend each wire by about 100 cm because I have a large case. I'm linking the Sunbeam part as well as the wire I'm looking at. The wire is rated for 600v, which is what the inverted puts out so I think it will work. I assume that the resistance added to the system by the extended the wires is negligible , but I'm not sure. Hopefully this thread landed in the appropriate place. I have some basic skills and concepts of electricity, but I want to make sure I'm not going to damage the computer or the lights. biggrin.gif

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I would just get led strips to the color of your liking.

They are brighter consume less power and produce less heat and they don't degrade over time.

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I suppose, but I like the way CCFL generates light in 360° rather than in a directed stream. Plus LEDs do degrade over time albeit probably slower than CCFL they eventually wear out too.

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The 16AWG is a lot thicker than what's needed. I bought ccfl extension cables which had the matching tiny 2 pin connectors already in place.
I replaced my 12" ccfl tubes with LED strips, they give me greater flexibility. For example, I have a 4" strip in the back of my case helping to illuminate my power supply cables, and a pair of strips behind my front cover.

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