Cold cathode vs. UV or cold cathode AND uv? Please explain.

itialianpasta

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Hello! Thanks for coming! I was thinking about getting a UV light for my antec 900. I was looking for some aesthetic mods and such and came across UV reactive paint, coolant, wires, etc. I already bought a 12in blue cold cathode (not really bright) and was confused by some ads. The ad says UV colored cold cathode. Does that mean that they named the color "UV" or does that mean that blue, purple cathodes are all UV? Thanks for your help again! I can post pics if you would like.
 
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That one doesn't have UV light output.

If it doesn't say 12" UV Cold Cathode Light then it's not a UV CCFL.

UV CCFL's are not bright. They are really only visible/usable in a dimly lit or dark room otherwise you won't see the glow of the UV reactive surfaces.

itialianpasta

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there is literally no markings at all... I bought it from micro center if that helps. Also, it seems to act just like a "plasma ball" in the way when i touch it, "plasma" gravitates towards my finger.
 

That one doesn't have UV light output.

If it doesn't say 12" UV Cold Cathode Light then it's not a UV CCFL.

UV CCFL's are not bright. They are really only visible/usable in a dimly lit or dark room otherwise you won't see the glow of the UV reactive surfaces.
 
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