|-- Glowire Case Mod Kit #2
-- Price: ~ $35.99
-- By: GideonX
-- Page: 1 2
We got a hold of some neat lighting gear from Crazy
PC. Nick sent over a case mod kit called the Glowire.
Pretty self explanatory, its a wire that glows like neon.
Labeled as a case mod kit, you can stick it anywhere you want.
For our purposes, we'll concentrate on adding this to our cases.
The kit comes with:
- 12VDC Driver with 4 pin adapter
- on/off and flash setting (will flash lights intermittently)
- 2 Glowire sections 5 feet each
The wire itself is a copper wire coated
with a phosphorus material and wrapped with two tiny transmitter
wires. When the driver (a unit that powers the wire, the black
box you see above) provides power through the wire, it produces a glow
depending on the amount of voltage passing through. Normally it
takes the DC power from the molex and transfers it through to the
driver to AC power for the wire. The driver included is 12v and
from what Glowire mentions, the higher the voltage the quicker the
light dims out over time. Neat stuff.
The ends of the wire are situated with a
termination (Pic #1 top) and a adapter (Pic #1 bottom and Pic #2) that
plugs into the driver. The termination is needed to prevent any
kind of moisture to get into the wire. Also useful to prevent it
from shorting out.
The driver has an on, flash and off
switch. On keeps it on, flash makes it flash and off turns the
whole unit off. Also on the driver is a molex connector.
It isn't a pass through, so you're going to have to sacrifice a molex
connector on your power supply for this one. Of course, you can
always get a Y-Splitter. We've got some in our Online
Shop : )