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Thread: Question about UV reative cables




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    how do these UV cables work i have no clue.
    thanks in advance for your help.

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    UV light causes the cable sheath to glow. It is not generally very bright and is sometimes sort of over-powered by lights in the case.

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    Exactly!

    There is no internal light source within the cable.
    The surface of the cable simple "reacts" to UV rays from an external source.

    The effect produced by the cable is entirely dependant on the lighting used within the case.

    For you die-hard do-it-yourself'ers;
    http://www.aselabs.com/articles.php?id=55

    That's right, using laundry detergent to make your hardware UV reactive:thumb:

    proving yet again, if there is a way to do it cheaper - I will find it:laugh:
    The reason a diamond shines so brightly is because it has many facets which reflect light.

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    I actually use some UV reactive cables etc, and Ive noticed when paired with a Decent UV cathode, they look great!

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    Just found out a new UV mod, I just took some regular old Clear scotch tape, and it was sitting by my window, and it was glowing blue! I wrapped some around a Molex connector cable, and this is how it looks dasrk with the UVCC on.

    Sorry bout the quality, my digicam sux

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    Wow!
    Can't believe I've never noticed this property in tape before?

    This may call for further investigation.

    if you crush a Wint-o-Green Lifesaver, you get sparks
    The reason a diamond shines so brightly is because it has many facets which reflect light.

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    Why a further investigation! I got the pics to prove it, and will take more if needed! :laugh:

    Ah, Mr.C is jealous someone else came up with a cheapo solution!:laugh:

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    I guess what I mean to say is;

    "I wonder if one of the rolls of tape around here exhibits those same properties, or do I need to spend $0.79 and get 1 that does?"

    It's not as if I doubted you for even an instant, amd_man2003.

    Just when I get time, I need to find out if I can do it too:D
    The reason a diamond shines so brightly is because it has many facets which reflect light.

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    Uh, you know i was just kidding Mr.C dont you

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