I used to have 2 CCFL tubes in my full tower, one on the bottom and one on top. Both being blue, they gave off a bright glow inside the case. I took one out to put into my car trunk, so I was one short at the top of the case. I thought it would be a good chance to test out this tiny gadget for that area.
Here's a shot with the top CCFL taken out:
Kind of dark near the top, so lets get to installing the Lazer Led. There's no real installation on the LED itself, but more on where you want to position the housing inside your case. I plugged it in first to take a look at how bright the unit was.
Not too bad, in person the LEDs are kind of blinding. What I noticed is that the 3 LEDs aren't exactly evenly placed. The light is dispersed in different directions, which can be a good and bad thing. Good being that it lights up a few different areas, bad being that it isn't like a neon or CCFL in its even distribution.
I used a double side foam tape to stick the LEDs to the top of case. I didn't want to drill anymore holes so I opted for the easier route. The packaging does not include the tape, so you're going to have to pick it up elsewhere which is a bit out of the way probably for most. It does give it a different touch after everything is set:
The top area is lit now, but the intensity is at different areas with a darker color. A change from the bright CCFLs below it.
Now I know a lot of people can probably hook up a series of LEDs and produce the same effect. But factor in the price for 3 blue ones and getting a housing for them, may prove to be a bit more work than the $20 tag this comes with. Having a set pre-wired for you may be worthwhile for the lazy folks.
Thanks to CrazyPC for sending us a sample to test out, this probably won't fit everyone's case mod appetite, but might satisfy some.