How to install Cold Cathodes?

Hey guys, I was wondering how cold cathodes actually get their power and how they work and connect. Im thinking of getting a dual-cathode kit which can be found here:

http://goo.gl/w9wix & http://goo.gl/l29dS

to install in my NZXT Lexa S case. What do I need to do exactly? Id like to know ahead of time so I can see how they work.

Btw, anyone know why one color costs more than the other?

Also, any recommendations? Is there anything I should know? I know there's like EL wires and stuff, cold cathodes, other sorts of lights, feel free to educate me on any of that stuff :D
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  1. Usually plugs into a molex power connecter and it will come with a inverter little blue box.
  2. Where would you put the inverter? How little is it? Wouldnt that generate heat inside the PC?
  3. The inverters come with a fairly long cable and velcro stickers, so you can put them pretty much anywhere in your case. I haven't noticed much heat coming off of mine, so I don't think that should be an issue. The inverters are around 1.5"x1.5"x2.5"
  4. Ensure that your project is adequately powered. Any system with extras, such as cold ray cathodes or other goodies, requires more power than your typical system. Make sure you have a power supply that can handle the extra demand.


    French Technicien
  5. I have a 750W PSU, way more than enough for my system. How much would a cathode take anyway? and so I just use molex connectors? Do I leave the inverters inside the case then? How do people with all that lighting and stuff manage all that? Something I dont know?
  6. The lights don't take a lot of power, and a 750w PSU is more than sufficient for the extra lighting. The inverters should be fine inside the case.
  7. Hmmm I see, the inverters are very small I guess. Anyone know anything other than EL wires and cold cathodes and LED fans, any other sort of popular lighting?

    I know www.xoxide.com has some cool stuff, any other sites, any other lighting things I could get?
  8. I did a search for lighting and the top hit was this website... http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l1/g6/Lighting.html

    looks like they had a decent selection.

    I also did a search on newegg.com and they had feet for your case that were also lit... they did look interesting.
  9. FrozenCPU does have a great selection. I bought my Scythe 120mmx12mm fan from them for a tight spot in my case. They're usually my first stop for custom work.
  10. reaper2794 said:
    I have a 750W PSU, way more than enough for my system. How much would a cathode take anyway? and so I just use molex connectors? Do I leave the inverters inside the case then? How do people with all that lighting and stuff manage all that? Something I dont know?


    Around 3.4 Watts.
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