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Adding LED lights and bulbs to a model kit can really bring it to life. It used to be these bulbs and electronic parts were harder to find, or more expensive. But like everything, over time, the prices have dropped dramatically with mass production.

So you now you can easily afford to light up a model kit, throw a battery and a few LED lights in it, and you're good to go.

There are a couple of ways you can use lights. But the power souce is normally some kind of DC battery. A 9v is common because of it's small size, and it can put out the power needed to run several lights.

When lighting a model, you only have to decide where you want to place the power source. In some models, you can put the battery inside the model. By hiding a switch, a push button one is handy, you can turn the model's lights off and on by just using the button, and the model is more portable.

Other ways are to build the power source into a base, and attach the model to it that way. So you need a contact, or a pole or something to make the contact and carry the current, and of course, more wiring.

LED bulbs are typically cool and don't put out much heat. So you can add them to almost any plastic, resin or vinyl model kit.

DC LED lighting and electronics for scale models. Typical popular sizes are:

  • 1.8mm
  • 3mm
  • 5mm
  • 10mm

When you have an electrical component, and a DC power source that is more than it can handle, for instance, a 9v battery, resistors are needed. A resistor is inserted between the LED bulb and the battery so that it doesn't burn out.

The smaller 1.88mm bulbs can normally use a 2032 battery, which is 3V, without a resistor if needed.

NOTE: that while the lense end of the LED bulb appears clear, it will light up / glow the specified color once power is attached to it.


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The LEDs use DC (Direct Current) power.
From 3-volt to 12-volt

2032 battery

3-Volt CR2032 Battery

duracell 9 volt battery

9-Volt Batteries

12 volt  battery

12-Volt Battery

dc power subbly wall

AC to DC Power Supply

dc power subbly wall

AC to DC Power Converter

wire connectors for led

Popular Easy 9v Switch

led toggle switches

Prewired Toggle Switches

These LEDS already have the resistor attached. Which means you don't have to solder them and insulate them all together by yourself. The other end is like any other wire - just clean off some of the insulation and hook them up to some DC power - they're ready to go out of the box.


Tips for using LED lights on a model:

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These LEDS / Diodes are for the folks who are
more familiar with advanced electronics.

The bulbs and resistors are separate parts, so you have to solder them and insulate them yourself.

300 led bulbs

3mm Assorted Color 2-pin Diffused LED Light Emitting Diodes

300 led bulbs

5mm Assorted Color 2-pin Diffused LED Light Emitting Diodes

led white lights

5mm Clear White LED with Resistors

led white lights

5mm Clear Blue LED with Resistors


Fast Blinking 5mm LED Bulbs

Fast Blinking 3mm LED Bulbs

led strip light connectors

Glowing Neon Strip
Various Color Options

200 ohm resistors

Ohm Resistors - 1/4 Watt

heat proof soldering mat

Heat Resistant Soldering Mat

Clip Leads

control boxes for switches and lighting

9V Battery Holder Storage
Cases with ON/OFF Switch

Micro LEDs

9V Battery with Switch

Mini White LEDs

Color Light Strips

Mini Lasers

Rainbow Color Change LED

miniature toggle switch

Miniature Switch On/Off

knife switch

Knife Switch On/Off

glowing white wire neon

White Neon Glow

9v battery terminals for  lighting

9v Battery Clip Snap Fit

2 switch box

Two Switch Box

four switch box

Four Switch Box

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Electronics Generic Box

generic electronics box

Electronics Generic Box

generic electronics box

D-Series Battery Holder

blue knife switch

Knife Switch

on off toggle switches

Toggle Switches

push button switches

Push Button Switches

led strip light connectors

LED Strip Connectors

micro led kits

Micro LED String Lights

glowing tube wire neon

Electroluminescent Light
Various Color Options

led strip lights

LED Strip Lights
You can cut the strip every 3 lights to the size needed for your project.

glowing wire neon

5-Pack Neon Glow

led wire connectors set


LED Light Kit


LED Lights with Sockets

LED Light Kit

Power Switch

Mini Spotlight Kit

Fiber Optic Cleaner

led bezels kit

3mm LED Bezels

led wire mounting kit

LED Strip Mounting Kit

led bezels kit

5mm LED Bezels

led bezels kit

10mm LED Bezels

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Heat Shrink with Glue

5mm led kit

5mm LED Kit

mini electric motors for models

Mini DC Eletric Motors

light strip

Electroluminescent Panel Light

Want to run power to hard to reach places on a model? Conductive copper tape is the way to go. If you don't have room for wires, this tape can easily be applied to carry current.

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Conductive Copper Tape Wide

copper tape conductive

Conductive Copper Thin

copper tape for led lights

2032 battery holder

CR2032 Battery Black
Round Button Holder
Boxes with Cover

heat shrink tubing

Multi-Color Heat Shrink Tubing

2032 battery holder

Black CR2032 Battery Round Button Holder Sockets with Cover

red black wire spool

18 Gauge Wire

Red and black wires - can't get much simpler than that. Power & Negative.

22 Gauge Wire

Fiber Optics. These will glow the color of the light source.

wire connectors for led

Male Female Quick Connectors

motion light strips

Motion Light Strips

led strip lights

LED Strip Light

black lights

Black Light

led strip lights

LED Strip Lights

mini spotlights led

Mini Spotlights

micro led lights

Super Micro LED Lights

micro led lights

Super Micro LED Lights

led lights sets

LED Lights

neon glow strobes led

Neon Glow Strobes

light hub set for led

Lights & Hub Set with
Dimmer Controls

micro leds

Micro LEDs, Various Colors

strip terminals for led

Screw Terminal Strip

led wire terminals electrical

Terminal Connectors

soldering iron holder tool

Soldering Iron Stand

soldering iron station tool

Soldering Iron & Base Station

led wire

22 Gauge Stranded Wire Set

Also available: 26 Gauge | 24 Gauge
18 Gauge | 14 Gauge

heat shrink butt connectors

Heat Shrink Butt
Connectors Kit

titan 11477wire crimper tool

HD Ratcheting Wire Crimper
For Blue, Red, Yellow Sizes

Coordinating Wire Gauges and Connector Colors:

  • Red = 22-18 Gauge
  • Blue = 16-14 Gauge
  • Yellow = 26-24 Gauge


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Electrical Rosin Core Solder


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3M Electrical Tape

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Colored Lighting Gel Sheets

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Lead Free Tip Tinner

Soldering Iron Kit

Rosin Paste Flux

wire cored led

Wire Cord

colored cable ties

Colored Cable Ties

liquid electrical tape

Liquid Electrical Tape

led mounting holder

Mountings with Metal Nut

plastic gears kit

Gears Set

dc motor kit

DC Motors Kit

Propellor Motors Kit

Propellor Motors Kit

led toggle switches

Toggle Switches

led toggle switches

Toggle Switches

Channel Digital Servo Tester

Belt Pulley Gears

Just Plug Lighting System

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Sound Recording Module

led wiring kit

Wiring Kit

led wiring kit

Wiring Kit


Motion Sensor Kit


These AC lighting sockets below use E12 Light Bulbs -

light replacement wth cord

Lighting Socket

lighting socket

Lighting Socket

lighting socket sets

Lighting Sockets

lighting socket with switch

Lighting Socket & Dimmer



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Sound Recording

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Rechargable 9v

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Mini Speaker










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Model Paint Stand


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Detail Brush Set











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