Blue fluorescent tubes on Duron tower.

  ALANGIL 23:08 21 May 2004

I have bought a new Duron computer but no one can tell me why it has got a blue fluorescent light down each side. They is so bright that I have to turn the tower to face the wall. They can be turned off by a switch at the back but one tube has become very dim. Is it safe to leave them switched off? I have heard that they are for cooling purposes but the computer still works with them off.It does not seem to overheat.

  Staddly 23:27 21 May 2004

The fluorescent tubes are probably just there for show. I cannot imagine that they have a particular function. If they have an off swith, and the PC runs fine without them - leave 'em off!
What say anyone else?

  2neat 23:58 21 May 2004

They are supposed to look cool. Not for cooling the comp! Turn erm off.

  Djohn 00:02 22 May 2004

Yes as above. They are just for show, the better ones can look very atractive with a cool low light that will just add to the lighting of the desktop and keyboard but some are so bright you can light the room with them. :o(

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

The Evil Within 2 review-in-progress

InVision Studio takes on Adobe XD and Sketch

Camera tips to take better iPhone photos

Comment transformer un iPhone en borne Wi-Fi ?