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Electronics DIY Backlighting Problem

Discussion in 'Modding' started by Big British Guy, 13 May 2012.

  1. Big British Guy

    Big British Guy New Member

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    Hello!

    I have red LED's in my rig at the moment, and was wondering if there was anyway i could make my own... "Backlighting" for my ASUS Designo ML249 Monitor!

    I was thinking of just attaching a red LED Flexible strip to the back of my monitor with Velcro so it can be removed. but i have no idea how to power it? The ones in my rig are all wired up to the inside of my computer and i have no idea how that works?

    Is there anyway i could "steal" a bit of power from my monitors power source through a splitter or something like that? it would be great if i could do this but i dont know where to start!

    Any help would be greatly appreciated! :thumb:

    LEDs: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/xebec-led-strip-red-xb501550r-for-cases-and-modding
     
  2. B.o.B

    B.o.B New Member

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    I'm sure there's prob an easy way to set it up. LEDs dont take much power so you should be able to just run a USB connection to your computer or monitor if it has USB ports. check out Antecs website, they do a backlit LED strip powered off USB but its straight white lighting.
     
  3. Steelez

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  4. Big British Guy

    Big British Guy New Member

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    If only they did it in red. I have a running them going on, white would kill it! :naughty:
     
  5. Beasteh

    Beasteh New Member

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    As others have said, you could use USB, which is dead simple (don't go over 500mA - the light strip you've picked is fine). If you need more power, there are ways of getting power from your PC out, like this

    Once you've mastered a basic backlight, why not try expert mode:

     

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