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    Xoxide Cold Cathode Case Lighting
    Author: Daniel Topler
    Date Posted: April 6th, 2003
    SLRating: SLRating: 9.5/10
    Bottom Line: The Xoxide Cold Cathode Case Lighting is a great way to enhance your machine, if you are looking for a sound-activated light this may be the one to go with. Read on to find out all about it.

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    Features

    The two lights that Xoxide sent me were both 12” long, and both were sound activated.

    What do I mean by sound activated? Well, if you have it activated, whenever the light detects a loud sound, it flashes. So when you are playing music with a lot of bass, it flashes during the parts when the bass is pumping. Although this feature was awesome in theory, the flashes got extremely annoying. I think a better solution for the sound activation cold cathodes would be to have the light turn on when someone entered a room, and turn off when someone left. This way, energy, although it may be little energy, can be saved.

    The inverter on the cold cathodes let you change the settings for the light from flash, sound activation, on or off. Flash is an extremely annoying setting which makes the light flash every second or so. Sound activation I described above, on is when the light is on constantly, and off is self-explanatory. There’s also a knob on the inverter to control the sensitivity of the sound activated sensor.

    These cold cathodes both support dual cathodes using one inverter. This is extremely helpful for people who want to have multiple cathodes in their system, but want to avoid excessive wires. This feature lets you simply plug in the second cold cathode into the same inverter. It’s really that simple. I used this feature, because I was using two cathodes at the same time in my system.

    These cold cathodes also have power splitters, so it will let you add another Molex connector so you won’t waste one for these lights. This was very important for me, because I have literally no more Molex connectors left in my PC.

     

    Design

    There’s not too much to say here. The lights are12” long, and they are transparent. The inverters are black and grayish, and although they may not be beautiful, they are decent. There are a lot of wires that are necessary to connect the light to the PC, but this is the same situation for any cold cathode.

         

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