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    Re: Please, less blue LEDs!

    Yeh I am annoyed. They are too light, my case should have come with red and to my dismay came with blue.

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    Re: Please, less blue LEDs!

    I'm going to side with those that are saying no to Blue LED lights, it's not that they are no good at all, some look great, but it tends to be the used in too many places, I'm really seriously thinking about getting Phobya Flexlight RGB LEDs so I can have them in whatever colour I feel like and change the colour when the mood takes me.

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    Re: Please, less blue LEDs!

    Quote Originally Posted by KeyboardDemon View Post
    I'm going to side with those that are saying no to Blue LED lights, it's not that they are no good at all, some look great, but it tends to be the used in too many places, I'm really seriously thinking about getting Phobya Flexlight RGB LEDs so I can have them in whatever colour I feel like and change the colour when the mood takes me.
    This might have to be my next upgrade rather than a SSD!

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    Re: Please, less blue LEDs!

    Quote Originally Posted by stothy View Post
    This might have to be my next upgrade rather than a SSD!
    There is something similar and cheaper with a broader range of colours, the NZXT Hue, but this has the controller in a 5.25" drive bay, if I used that I'd either have to take out my optical drive or lose an intake fan and neither option appeals to me, the Phobya on the other hand has a remote control and the sensor can be put inside my case so it's not too visible but will still get the IR signal when I want to make changes to my lighting, though at around £40 for the controller and single 120cm RGB flexlight it does cost a lot more than conventional LED/cold cathode solutions.

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    Re: Please, less blue LEDs!

    The old Dell XPS 600 (I bought one and returned it because it was damaged so much so it was overheating) had adjustable colour LEDs behind the shield on the front.

    Other than that the case was unremarkable.
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    Re: Please, less blue LEDs!

    ScaryJim - 'but I have one set of speakers that have a single, very small, and BLINDINGLY BRIGHT blue LED as the power indicator.'



    I have speakers like this. Just a cheapo Creative pair but the blue LED is annoying in a dark room so I often place some paper in between the LED and fascia to mute it.
    Add to that the blue LED fan on the front of my CM690II Advanced case (plus small red activity LEDs), blue LEDs on the Kave headset/remote, green/orange LED on the monitor and printer and, worst of all, the printer cable supplied has very bright green LEDs at each end!

    And the SuperHub...dear god it looks like a regular router mated with a christmas tree.

    I'm a light stick, sweaty T-shirt and dirty one night stand away from a rave in here!



    Oh and guess what colour the button on my Samsung Blu-Ray drive lights up when you press it?

    EDIT: I completey forgot about the keyboard I'm typing this on - Logitech G15v2! Whole thing lights up orange. But its sensibly muted.
    Last edited by george1979; 05-09-2012 at 06:51 PM.

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    Re: Please, less blue LEDs!

    Don't forget the heavy techno/trance/house music

    Seriously though, they would be boring if they did not have all these lights on them.

    I have a pair of really old beige PC speakers on my work desk with a boring dim red LED.

    At home I have a pair of Harman Kardon Soundsticks II speakers and subwoofer which has a power LED embedded in it which is, you've guessed it, blue.
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    Re: Please, less blue LEDs!

    Quote Originally Posted by pctech2012 View Post
    At home I have a pair of Harman Kardon Soundsticks II speakers and subwoofer which has a power LED embedded in it which is, you've guessed it, blue.
    I had to open mine up and stick some tape over the LED, i was fed up with the t-shirt constantly draped over the sub to hide the blue glow in my bedroom.

    I'm with Watercooled on this, I hate all the blue LEDs. My works Dell Latitude 2120 is pretty bad, the 5 blue buttons just under the screen are very distracting.

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    Re: Please, less blue LEDs!

    Corsair K90 - Blue Backlight
    Razer Deathadder - Blue glow
    Fractal Define R3 - Blue power LED
    Corsair Vengeance 1500 - Blue LED volume switch

    Yeah, the blue is a bit much, what I would like to see is RGB LED's so we can have whatever colour we desire, or companies give us a bit more choice.

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    Re: Please, less blue LEDs!

    That's it, I've had enough, get the candles and cut the power!

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    Re: Please, less blue LEDs!

    Some are getting silly. A Silverstone case I had a few years back was just silly - the two entirely filled the living room with light!

    My Samsung monitor does it right - blue LED but highly defused. No more than a normal green one
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    Re: Please, less blue LEDs!

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent View Post
    My Samsung monitor does it right - blue LED but highly defused. No more than a normal green one
    I still find it off putting having blue lighting on AV equipment. Should be red, or at a push green, sometimes orange for standby or something, but never blue

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    Re: Please, less blue LEDs!

    Quote Originally Posted by dokdek View Post
    Corsair K90 - Blue Backlight
    Razer Deathadder - Blue glow
    Fractal Define R3 - Blue power LED
    Corsair Vengeance 1500 - Blue LED volume switch

    Yeah, the blue is a bit much, what I would like to see is RGB LED's so we can have whatever colour we desire, or companies give us a bit more choice.
    My saitek lets me choose Useful when I moved from a blue LED case to my current red one

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    Re: Please, less blue LEDs!

    I don't mind lights of any color it's only when they are overpowering I have a problem with them.

    The blue LED on my Coolermaster case is ridiculous it will light up the entire room

    My Saitek X52 flight stick also has a LOT of blue LEDs all over it, one for every button plus the backlight in the MFD, however Saitek at least have used their heads as you can turn down the brightness of them

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