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General Chat Thread, What is it about Blue LEDs? in General; Originally Posted by maniac One of our servers has such a bright one I've put some blutak over it Had ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by maniac View Post
    One of our servers has such a bright one I've put some blutak over it
    Had to do the same with our Securus box, was giving me a migrane grrrr

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    Well the bright LEDs on TVs etc is probably to encourage us to turn the darn things off properly?

    As for putting them on servers, i don't see the point

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleSi View Post
    Its not just blue!!!!

    The last 2 DVD players I've bought (one for bedroom - upscaling one for living room) have red leds that you can see from your house never mind mine!

    The one in the bedroom acts as a night light!
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    Red light in your bedroom, curtains half drawn... Do you not get random knocks on the door?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robz View Post
    Well the bright LEDs on TVs etc is probably to encourage us to turn the darn things off properly?

    As for putting them on servers, i don't see the point
    Dell even have a extension lead for the LED at the back showing activity, so you can move it around and clip it on the front of a cable management tray, blue as well, but at least shows the server is alive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maniac View Post
    Why does almost every manufacturer feel it's necessary to abuse my eyesight by putting very bright vivd blue LEDs on everything these days?

    One of our servers has such a bright one I've put some blutak over it

    What was wrong with green??
    But they look soooo pretty

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    don't know about dell but the HP servers we have, have led for the hard disk state e.g green ok red failed. and a little panel on front with a diagram of the inside showing the status of all the components

    probly works out at about 20/25 led's of varying colour

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    I counted the led's on things in my room last night, and I have 25 LED's glowing.. Everything switched off but lights flickering away.

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    Everyone knows that blue LEDs make your computer go faster!

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    We have a nice Behringer sound mixer, you know the kind of thing you would likely be using in a darkened venue. Stupidly bright (pointless) white LED on it, until I added a bit of gaffer tape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robz View Post
    Well the bright LEDs on TVs etc is probably to encourage us to turn the darn things off properly?
    That would be all well and good except my TV has nothing but a standby function. There is no button on the TV to actually turn it off.

    And I'm not gonna struggle around the back of the cabinet every night to turn it off - that's just silly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hightower View Post
    That would be all well and good except my TV has nothing but a standby function. There is no button on the TV to actually turn it off.

    And I'm not gonna struggle around the back of the cabinet every night to turn it off - that's just silly.
    Indeed. Most of the lights in my room are on devices which have no 'off'. Freeview TVs and boxes all tell you to not turn them off also - so they update overnight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ric_ View Post
    Everyone knows that blue LEDs make your computer go faster!

    Hes got it in one!

    I am ashamed to admit, my "gaming" PC at home, the whole thing is a big blue blur of LED.

    Although ashamed, i love it!

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    my ariel signal booster has a stupidly bright blue led on it (really annoying as its on 24/7) and its still visible through 2 or 3 strips of black electrical tape. Hp laptop for some reason the power socket lights up when the psu is in again bright blue enough to light up the vorner its in and thats when the laptop is off when its on there are other blue lights on it. its they are power lights (one on a device on 24/7 by design) while i suppose they need lights why that bright?

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Indeed. Most of the lights in my room are on devices which have no 'off'. Freeview TVs and boxes all tell you to not turn them off also - so they update overnight.
    You can get Belkin multiways and set the TV as master, than when the TV is turned off, the multiway detects this and powers down all sockets and those that are plugged in around it.

    Belkin Concerve Energy-Saving 8 Socket Surge Protector with Remote Switching (BG108000CE2M) [BG108000ce2M] Power Management Surge Protectors

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hightower View Post
    That would be all well and good except my TV has nothing but a standby function. There is no button on the TV to actually turn it off.

    And I'm not gonna struggle around the back of the cabinet every night to turn it off - that's just silly.
    [ame=http://www.amazon.co.uk/Remote-Control-Socket-Set/dp/B000H9HU70]3 x Remote Control Socket Set: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics & Photo[/ame]

    my tvs a bit like that it does have an off switch but its a rockker on the back that requires a bit of effort to get at

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