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Cold cathode vs. UV or cold cathode AND uv? Please explain.

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March 18, 2012 8:41:52 PM

Hello! Thanks for coming! I was thinking about getting a UV light for my antec 900. I was looking for some aesthetic mods and such and came across UV reactive paint, coolant, wires, etc. I already bought a 12in blue cold cathode (not really bright) and was confused by some ads. The ad says UV colored cold cathode. Does that mean that they named the color "UV" or does that mean that blue, purple cathodes are all UV? Thanks for your help again! I can post pics if you would like.
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March 18, 2012 9:10:55 PM

What's the make and model of the CCFL that you purchased?

Or post a link to it.
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March 18, 2012 9:17:07 PM

there is literally no markings at all... I bought it from micro center if that helps. Also, it seems to act just like a "plasma ball" in the way when i touch it, "plasma" gravitates towards my finger.
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a c 1196 ) Power supply
March 18, 2012 9:28:19 PM

itialianpasta said:
there is literally no markings at all... I bought it from micro center if that helps. Also, it seems to act just like a "plasma ball" in the way when i touch it, "plasma" gravitates towards my finger.

Do you see it listed here?

http://www.microcenter.com/search/search_results.phtml?...
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a c 1196 ) Power supply
March 18, 2012 9:54:10 PM

itialianpasta said:
This could possibly be it
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

That one doesn't have UV light output.

If it doesn't say 12" UV Cold Cathode Light then it's not a UV CCFL.

UV CCFL's are not bright. They are really only visible/usable in a dimly lit or dark room otherwise you won't see the glow of the UV reactive surfaces.
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March 18, 2012 10:02:42 PM

would the light of led lights ruin uv lights then?
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a c 1196 ) Power supply
March 18, 2012 10:08:20 PM

itialianpasta said:
would the light of led lights ruin uv lights then?

It could drown out the UV glow depending on color, how many and how bright the LEDs are.

You can also get UV LEDs.
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March 18, 2012 10:15:04 PM

would you happen to have a link for UV leds?
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April 11, 2012 11:52:07 AM

Best answer selected by itialianpasta.
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