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One of the things that I wanted to do for the readers of this review was to install the fan in a bunch of places.
This would let you imagine how it looks in your case, but I ran into a
snag. The CCFL is wider than the fan!
In my cases I use 92mm fans except for the front intake which has a 80mm holder and the rear ones. I couldn't get the fan to fit in either spot, so I set it up in the middle of my case so you can see the effect through the window.
Hopefully, that gives you an idea of the brightness of the fan
and helps you think of creative uses for it.
In conclusion, all you can say is wow. There is no comparison between a CCFL and a LED fan. I do think there is some room for improvement, but I also think there are some nice design items. First off, the CCFL can be removed and installed on any 80mm fan. The CCFL comes with a slot panel with an on/off switch that could be used or you could convert the on/off to work with your existing control system.
Some of the items that I don't care for is that the CCFL gets
warm, not hot enough to effect your case temperatures that much, but it does get
heat up. Second, the fan may not fit in your cases fan mounts, which would require modification.
I would like to thank Keven and Bright from
Sunbeam Company for providing the three CCFL Fans for review.
Today, just as I was finishing this review, I received
another box of CCFL fans with the other varieties. I didn't think they would arrive in time so I left them out of the main review but here is a shot of them:
What you are looking at is: Green fan with UV CCFL, Clear fan with Blue CCFL, Purple fan with Blue CCFL, and a Blue fan with a UV CCFL. In case you are wondering, the colored fans are UV reactive, with a Orange fan being the only one that is not included. The next shot is the Blue and Green fans with the CCFL's on. Note: The purple fan takes on a blue color with the UV CCFL on it.