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    Is it true they should be turned off after 3 or so hours use to avoid them burning out?

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    First time I've heard that one. :?:

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    Someone told me this yesterday, I tend to believe them. Looks like I'll have to mount the switch to the front of the case... :)

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    neon lights last for a very long time - the electricity just excites the 'neon' gas that's inside the tube to create light. It doesn't burn the gas or use a filament like regular bulbs do.
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    Somebody told me this when the nneons first came out. Its a dirty rotten lie. the early neons only had to be turned off after extended use cause they got hot. thats the only reasonn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bahamut Zer0
    Somebody told me this when the nneons first came out. Its a dirty rotten lie. the early neons only had to be turned off after extended use cause they got hot. thats the only reasonn.
    was I wrong :?:
    maybe I'm thinking of industrial ones that companies use, cause they leave those things on for 12 hours at a time, everyday and rarely need to replace them.

    I've never looked into the ones people use in their cases ;)
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    I have heard something like that dealing with Lava lamps before HEHE never plain neon lights

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    ever think about fluorescent tubes? yea they ARE neon lights... Of course only green (i think) tubes actually USE the element 'neon'

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    Neon lights dont heat up when in use. the instructions with my neons was not to have them on for days at a time

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    I know that neons are used because they don't put out much heat or nosie, but the other day I was thinking car headlights are 12v they are halogen.
    Is there any reason why i could not use a halogen? heat is no problem because i only have a celeron 466 which can't be overclocked, and a stack of cooling (too much for my system).
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