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    Do any keyboards come with RED backlighting?

    So far all I've seen are hideous aqua indiglow looking backlit keyboards and once I saw a not so bad green backlit one. However, all the interior lights in my car are red and I think having an aqua or green colored keyboard out would just ruin the continuity of the whole dash. Anyone know who makes a red backlit one? Or, do you think it would be hard to change the backlighting to red from one of those EL lit keyboards?

    How does EL lighting work anyways? I know that electricity if turned directly into light instead of the standard turning it into heat which emits light but does it always shine white and it's just passed through a certain colored filter, or does it shine different colors?

    I think if I can find a nice mini, wireless, black keyboard that has EL lighting and I can just change the filter color of the lighting to red then I'll be happy. Anyone have any info on this? Thanks.
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    Same here I have a red lighting theme in my truck and also think it would be nice to have a red backlit keyboard. Can anone help us?
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    there were some on ebay. cant find them anymore.. should have bought one while it lasted.

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    I have the blue LED Zippy....how easy, I wonder, would it be to just solder in red LEDs?

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    I remember the Auravision EluminX Illuminated keyboards most were blue but
    I think they had a red model too.

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    I just checked Auravisions website. They dont make a red model. however this keyboard uses EL paper behind the keys to produce the light, if you could find Red EL paper you could mod the keyboard to glow red.
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    For what it's worth, these guys make red illuminated keyboards; however they are made for industrial use and thus they are not cheap. (ie they are like $350+)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maeveth
    I just checked Auravisions website. They dont make a red model. however this keyboard uses EL paper behind the keys to produce the light, if you could find Red EL paper you could mod the keyboard to glow red.
    Wait, is there something special about EL paper or is this just a color filter. It's probably just white led's masked by bluish filter in the zippy correct?

    Hmmmm.. to answer my own question i might take apart my zippy and see tonight, if anyone knows the answer let me know before i rip it apart
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    EL paper is like paper that glows. Its not a color filter. Its alot like Cold Cathodes. You need to hook it into an inverter to work but im sure since the Auravision keyboard has EL paper or something similar you may be able to retrofit/replace w/o much modification.
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