Flexiglow Cold Cathode Kits

Aron Schatz
March 30, 2003
In a market that is swamped with cold cathodes, can Flexiglow make themselves stand out? And is it enough for you to buy their product? You'll need to read to find out.
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When <a href="http://www.flexiglowhk.com">Flexiglow</a> sent me their awesome bubble light kits, they also threw in some of their cold cathodes as well. While not as unique as bubble lights, can <a href="http://www.flexiglowhk.com">Flexiglow</a> deliver with these? I mean, Cold Cathodes are a dime a dozen now. Why should you buy these? Read on...



The tubes return! I like this way of packaging, but not as much as the clear <a href="/articles.php?id=50">PC Toys cold cathodes</a>. And rounding off the tube is the caps on the end, and they are red! Moving on.


<center>Parts 1 Parts 2</center>

I'll lay it all out for you. We've got parts in here. Everything is pretty much standard, the cathode, a switch, molex and some directions. What else could you offer though? Ohh, a sound driver? That's a bit later in the review.


Down to the details. I was surprised to see the only the molex/switch was detachable, not the cathode to the inverter. This isn't exactly true though.

<center>Open Inverter Switch</center>

As you can see, when the inverter is opened, you get where the cathode is attach. This looks almost exactly like the <a href="/articles.php?id=54">PC Toys cathodes</a>, except it is a single connector. You gotta love the danger high voltage sticker, makes you want to zap yourself. The switch is standard as well, a normal rocker switch.


The ends of the cathode are well built, they are capped and sealed. The cathode itself is most likely white, just the tube color is blue. I don't mind, as long as it works! The diameter of the tube and the cathode are large compared to the others I have, which allows it to give off more light. There are sticky pads on the cubed ends of the cathode and the inverter. The same kind of quality as bubble lights. Let's move on to how they look.


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