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Old November 5, 2013, 04:49 PM
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Silk:
Find the voltage&amperage of the LED.
Find the size of the package.(the LED's dimensions)
Find a suitable replacement on newark/digikey/etc.
Find a temp controlled grounded soldering iron with a very fine tip(not a soldering gun) and the skills to use said iron with parts this small.
Find some desoldering braid and some solder. Some flux as well.

Find the ability to not stare at your SLI bridge with it's new desired colour.


Or the lazy way:
Stick some tape over the old LED.
Get new tiny LED into the case of the bridge.
Run wires out to your PSU with suitable resistor to prevent LED from blowing.


Also:
If a LED this small and dim is getting hot enough to need high temp paint, you are doing it wrong. This is not a flashlight here.
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Old November 6, 2013, 06:05 AM
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Silk:
Find the voltage&amperage of the LED.
Find the size of the package.(the LED's dimensions)
Find a suitable replacement on newark/digikey/etc.
Find a temp controlled grounded soldering iron with a very fine tip(not a soldering gun) and the skills to use said iron with parts this small.
Find some desoldering braid and some solder. Some flux as well.
The problem with this is.... I would have to do it. just kidding
But seriously I don't really have the time these days, and soldering something that small and delicate without wrecking any traces and/or losing the LEDs by simply breathing on them is difficult. Nevermind trying to figure out the exact required specs and then find the parts.

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Find the ability to not stare at your SLI bridge with it's new desired colour.
This made me LOL!!

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Or the lazy way:
Stick some tape over the old LED.
Get new tiny LED into the case of the bridge.
Run wires out to your PSU with suitable resistor to prevent LED from blowing.
This is also what I was thinking. That way the bridge remains in it's original condition....because I know for a fact the day will come where Slik will be changing his gear and that bridge will be up for sale at some point.

Slik.. buy this -> https://www.dazmode.com/store/produc...odule_-_green/
...and we'll do this -> Evga Sli bridge mod (light it up) | EVGA Forums

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If a LED this small and dim is getting hot enough to need high temp paint, you are doing it wrong. This is not a flashlight here.
+1 dude
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Old November 6, 2013, 07:03 AM
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use Electrical Paper (Fish paper) cover bridge led's if they are on

led calculator say 5vline 5v led 1 ohm, 3.3v led resistor 100ohm

there is other wizards for array gang led's
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Old November 6, 2013, 07:18 AM
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Thanks a lot guys. I got a response from the EVGA forum and it seems that all I need is a color film. I [Killswitch] can remove the front plate and simply put whatever color I want. I had no idea it would be that simple. I really appreciate the input from all here. Thanks again. When it's done,we'll post a couple of pics.
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Old November 6, 2013, 07:37 AM
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eVGA Pro SLI Bridge (2-Way) at Memory Express for the two port

eVGA Pro SLI Bridge (2/3-Way) at Memory Express for the two/three port.

I think CaptainCrunch is mixed up on his link. It's for a special type of LED. Converntional LEDs generate minimal heat (Waaaaay less than CFL or Incandescents. LED. 3.4 btu's/hour LED, 85 btu's/hourfor Incandescent, 30 btu's/hour for CFL for lights with a similar illuminance). The only reason I could see high heat being necessary would be if the high heats of the GPU itself made it all the way to the bridge (which is pretty much guaranteed to not happen). Unless there's another reason he recommends high heat.

Of course if you can use colored film, none of this matters ;)
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Old November 6, 2013, 07:43 AM
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That article is about a new type of "light-emitting diode (LED) that emits more light energy than it consumes in electrical energy" by using heat to also create light, meaning it actually COOLS the surrounding area.

What you were looking to support your statement was something like this... LEDs Magazine - Fact or Fiction ? LEDs don?t produce heat So even though yes, LEDs do create heat, it also states that LEDs are cool to the touch.
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Old November 6, 2013, 08:00 AM
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with cycling of no/off the led over time will cause water and separate paint from surface
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Old November 6, 2013, 09:29 AM
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looking at bridge PCB looks if they are control colour by resistors

pot to dial in your color
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Old November 6, 2013, 09:43 AM
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looking at bridge PCB looks if they are control colour by resistors
Nope. They are white. No color changing control is possible. There is software to control brightness etc but nothing more than that. EVGA LED Controller 1.2.1 - Now Supports EVGA Pro SLI Bridge! | EVGA Forums
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Old November 6, 2013, 10:11 AM
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then need to change out current led for these and have control too
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