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Pros Nice soft white hue. Pleased that they don't have a blue tinge.
Cons Not very bright. May not provide satisfactory lighting for larger cases.
Summary I like the soft hue of these lights (no blue tinge) - that said, they are not very bright. If you have a larger case, don't expect your window to beam with light. Good if you want subtle illumination.
Pros Brightness controller On/Off switch Nice black sleeving
Cons Not very bright Sleeving can cover LEDs
Summary I have not had these lights for very long, but they work well. They are a bit on the dim side, especially considering that there is 2m of them. I have installed the blue version of these same lights on a different rig and they were much brighter, and they were only 1m. The black sleeving, although nice, can obstruct the LEDs, so be careful while installing. The kit comes with small clips (around 10 or so) with 3M adhesive backing that you can use for installation. It works. Just remember to put a bit of pressure on them when installing or else they may come loose. The brightness controller and on/off switch are on a pci bracket, so you will have to reach around to the back of your case to adjust brightness/turn them on and off (at least you have the option of brightness control though.
Pros fits nicely around the perimeter of a nzxt phantom case
Cons cable holders clips are great but the adhesive wears quickly if you remove and re-attach
Summary not a con, but the pcb/controller for this uses an expansion slot. I was able to remove the pcb from the bracket and mount on a removable drive tray by using a screw hole for a 2.5" and fixing it there(hides the cables nice to).
Summary These things are bright when maxed! Absolutely beautiful. It can be dimmed down if you prefer. I use these with 2 pairs of UV cathodes. When the cathodes are on, I use them on the dimmest setting which complements the interior beautifully.
This review was modfied by poster @ 11-02-11 11:51 PM
Pros 3 different brightness settings Comes with good mounting hardware
Cons Takes up a PCI slot
Summary Used as ambient lighting inside my case (HAF X). Effective and looks good. My only problem is that it takes up a PCI slot. Problematic if you have too many expansion cards or want to leave them open (use vented slot covers). Not a problem though for the HAF X (if you use a standard size ATX MBO), since you have two extra slots anyway.
Easy Management: Designed to take up minimal
space and fit in narrow areas in any case, the Sleeved LED Kit provides numerous
LEDs on one cable to simplify installation.
5 Kit Colors: Set the mood or mix and match with red, green, white, blue, or
Sleeved LED Kit comes in 2 lengths; 1m and 2m.
3-Step Light Sensitivity: Allows user to turn LEDs on high, medium, and low
settings or turn off.