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True Blue CCFL?

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WyrmMaster

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Im thinking of replacing my cold cathode because its not really the color i want. Its more of a light blue/aqua color, and id rather have a BLUE like the color of most blue LED's. Now, what im wondering is if any of the CCFL's currently made are that color blue. The ones from http://heatsinkfactory.com/cgi-bin/HFAstore.pl?user_action=detail&catalogno=CL-003 look like they are more of a deep blue, but i dont know if thats just something with how they have them displayed.
 

Xevuhtess7

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im also wondering about this too..... except for red, but i dont think whatever color should make a difference in how true it is. i think svc compucycle's have high ratings, but ive never even seen a ccfl in real life before so i wouldn't know.
 

FunkDaMonkMan

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I have a cc from svcompucycle.com and it is extremely close to those led's in the clear fans. Actually, its practially the same.
 
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WyrmMaster

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Hmm, the PICTURES at svc dont look as blue as the ones at heatsinkfactory, but i dont now if i can believe the pics. How blue would you say compared to the PIC at heatsinkfactory. The pics there are the look i woud like.
 

Xevuhtess7

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just wondering, the ccfl's that come with dual inverters... where would you get the bulb by itself without the inverter? i haven't seen that anywhere before.
 

notasparagus

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WyrmMaster said:
Hmm, the PICTURES at svc dont look as blue as the ones at heatsinkfactory, but i dont now if i can believe the pics. How blue would you say compared to the PIC at heatsinkfactory. The pics there are the look i woud like.

You can't really trust pics, different cameras filter light diffrently. So what may seem one coler in the may be totally different in real life.
 
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yah, thats why im asking people who own them what color they actually are. Im just saying that that pictures is what i would like, so how do any lights that people may have compare to that pic.
 

obliv

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they are both the same kit made by one company. Sunbeam. And the blue at heatsink factory is extremely deep, i have 2 in my system as well as a red on the top of the case, gives for a sweet effect.
 
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WyrmMaster

WyrmMaster

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Cool, so the pic at heatsinkfactory is a true representation of the actual color? Is that what you saying. If thats the case i think im gona need to get me one o them.
 
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Thx starfox, i may do that aswell. I have actually been thinking of getting a UV light, and getting some blue uv die for my watercooing system. :)
 

Starfoxer

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yea, you should. i posted some pics in my thread to give you a better idea. check it out :p
 

Master Mitch

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On the subject of blue LEDs, there are definitely differences among them. I have an Antec blue LED fan, and it's cool, but the wavelength leans a bit toward cyan. I'm not entirely sure that there's a color word for it, but we're big boys, and we can talk about wavelengths. =)

I also have a blue LED that I acquired from Directron, and it has a true blue color, much like Starfoxer valiantly photographed.