R5 define case - power LED too bright

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twitch
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R5 define case - power LED too bright

Post by twitch » Mon Jul 04, 2016 5:24 pm

Anyone figure out an elegant / easy way to dim the bright power LED. I have the PC in my bedroom and the flashing bright blue LED is annoying. Anyone have any ideas other than using a sharpie/ducktape/not use sleep feature? I imagine it could be unplugged from the mobo and not have any light at all?

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Re: R5 define case - power LED too bright

Post by lodestar » Mon Jul 04, 2016 9:54 pm

You could try the the LIGHTDIMS Store. Not that expensive, do work and don't look too bad.

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Re: R5 define case - power LED too bright

Post by Vicotnik » Mon Jul 04, 2016 10:57 pm

Connecting a resistor in series with the LED will make it less bright.

I don't like light pollution in my single room apartment, so I usually don't connect any of the LEDs in my systems.

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Re: R5 define case - power LED too bright

Post by Alexandrus » Mon Jul 18, 2016 9:40 am

twitch wrote:Anyone figure out an elegant / easy way to dim the bright power LED. I have the PC in my bedroom and the flashing bright blue LED is annoying. Anyone have any ideas other than using a sharpie/ducktape/not use sleep feature? I imagine it could be unplugged from the mobo and not have any light at all?
Had the same problem, so I replaced the LED with a white one and also sanded the acrylic which it shines through, so now it's almost perfect :)

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