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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
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
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
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.
- Small and easy to fit
- Molex pre-wired
- Shiny chrome housing
- No tape included
- Light output is 'spotty'
- Price may be high for some advance modders