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Blue LED's are cool

dogbite

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Just changed the led's in my case to blue,It looks real good, got them at Radio Shack for $3.00 each and got a free cue cat bar code reader,I am going to try this thing out now.......
 

Viperoni

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Shoulda seen the Hocp pics of the Cutcat and the Intellimouse, ahem, poking at each other :p
 

OS

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yes they are. I like how the blue is like a deep electric blue tone. Makes my computer look nuclear powered or something. :)
 

snow patrol

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I didn't even bother to plug the LEDs on my mobo in. You could say that I do not regard LED lights as cool ;)
 

loup garou

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Did y'all use the 5V ones? I used one of those on my fanbus, and man is that thing bright. If you look at it straight on (which is hard to do since my tower is on the floor), it's blinding! :)
 

Fiddy

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You can thank Cree Semiconductors for those blue LED's. Original developed to make Giant TV screens with red , yellow and blue LED's as the "pixels" to make the picture.
 

Spoooon

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Blue leds are cool. I wish that I had waited for the Logitech mouse with the blue leds before upgrading. I went with the "common variety" red one.
 

Farbio

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i just bought that logitech blue mouse:) its cool, i like the blue glow on my desk all nite:)
 

Pastfinder

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Blue rock, as well as the "white" light LEDs. A bunch of them together use almost no power but give off a TON of light. Pretty economical, they are using them in ISS.
 

loup garou

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Demon Xanth: I know that. I used a 5v, 30mA Blue LED. This requires a (12-5)/.03 = 233
& change Ohm resistor. The closest the Shack had was a 220 Ohm. Not enough of a difference to do this? :)


I'm just wondering why my LED is so damn bright! :)
 

Zucchini

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So do you just run these leds off the original leds power leads, or do you have to mess with the molex connectors?
 

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