|-- ZXMods 4" Barebones Cold Cathode
-- Price: ~ $23.95
-- By: GideonX
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By now, most of you folks in the modding scene are
pretty damn familiar with neon and what it can do for your
case. So what's the next step? What's brighter than neon
and is usually cheaper? Cold cathode fluorescent lights. These
smaller tubes of light are about 50% brighter than any neon you can
find for the same price. So with that in mind, we have a few
different variations on the normal CCFLs, a miniature one.
We're going to take a look at a 4" CCFL kit
They're making it simple for modding folks by providing a kit that
has all you need to wire up some brightness in your case.
Instead of the full sized CCFL, we have a smaller version that you
can stick in places you never knew could get some brightness.
As far as I know, ZXMods is one of the only places to get this
smaller CCFL pre-wired.
In the barebones kit, we get the 4" CC
protected by an acrylic tube. This comes attached to an invertor
which is powered by an 8" molex Y Splitter. You also get a
nice rounded or squared rocker switch with a template to drill a hole
with. Lastly, you get a pair of self adhesive velcro strips to get
things to stay in place.
The 12V wire is covered with a heatshrink,
as well as the invertor. You definitely don't want that invertor
not insulated, could cause some havoc in your case.
You get the round rocker switch and a
template. Use the template to drill the switch onto a face plate
on your case if you want to. Or just plug the wires into a fan bus
or the like if you don't wish to turn the tube off.
Installation is pretty damn simple, you
need only plug the ground wires into the rocker switch and your
set. There is no other wiring needed.
No, that's not a crack pipe...the CCFL is
encased in an acrylic tube to protect it from breaking. The ends
are not sealed so heat created from the CCFL can escape on the ends.