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Old 02-17-2003, 02:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question I wanna add a neon light but......

I am in the process of installing a neon light into my computer..... is it going to be ok to do so, or am I going to fry the hell out of my computer for installing a neon light inside the computer... I put a plexi glass side panel to the computer and I wanted to add a neon light, which has the cigeret connector at the end, and I was planning on cutting that off and some how splice the wires from the neon and hook it up to a power source from the computer, but where should I hook it up to, to get power? Anyone have any Idea's? If so please post, Thanks guy's... Lataz
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You're probably better off to just buy a cold cathode kit.. that way you don't have to fiddle with the power connector or anything.. check out www.xoxide.com for starters..
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I don't really feel like spending money on that when I already have a neon light that would work... I just wanna know if It will work which I'm sure of it, and where can I connect it 2? Thanks
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If you wanna do it right, take a look at this article..
http://www.dansdata.com/spcables.htm

Basically, your light requires 12v.. so just splice it with one of the 12v connectors from your power supply, and you're set.
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But remember, turn ur power off before u splice the cables! LOL!
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I recommend not using the neon light that you have...its is generally made for cars. You would be better off buying a cold-cathode light kit. (which you can find for under $15) Plus, neon doesn't give off as much light.
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I agree with slo guy... your gonna spend money on crap to make this silly neon light work.. you can find them on ebay for cheap or even go to a local store now who has them. Plus the cold cathodes have on off toggle switches and they dont produce alot of heat like other lights.... you want to mod, then spend the money... dont cheap out and wigger your box out. It would be like buying a corvette and then putting on plastic hubcabs on the side.
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yea neon lights dont give off very much light like they said
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Old 05-26-2003, 11:33 PM   #9 (permalink)
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go with the cold cathode light, it is worth it to spend a few dollars. You will be happier with the results, without the worry.
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