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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
LED lighting and electronics for scale models. Typical popular
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.
smaller 1.88mm bulbs can normally use a 2032 battery, which
is 3V, without a resistor if needed.
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.
LEDs use DC (Direct Current) power.
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.
LEDS / Diodes are for the folks who are
more familiar with advanced electronics.
bulbs and resistors are separate parts, so you have to solder
them and insulate them yourself.
LED Mounting Bezels - 3mm
LED Mounting Bezels - 5mm
LED Mounting Bezels - 10mm
Micro LEDs - Choices of Color
Micro LED Lights
LEDs Choices of Color
5MM PreWired LED Ultra Bright Light Assorted Colors
Battery Clip, with Switch and Bulb
Rainbow Color Change LED
LED Lights with Sockets
Light Strips - Choices of Color
Dream Light Strip
Strip Lights White
You can cut the strip every 3 lights to the
for your project.
Strip Mounting Kit
Strip Light Connectors
Lights - Mixed Colors
Glow Strobe - Choice of Color
Generic Male / Female Electrical Connectors
to DC Power Supply
to DC Power Converter
Easy 9v Switch
Switch On / Off
Switch On / Off
Generic Blank Project Box
Clip Test Leads
Battery Holder StorageCases with ON/OFF Switch
Battery Clip Snap Fit
Battery Round Button Holder Boxes with Cover
18 Gauge Wire
and black wires - can't get much simpler
than that. Power
Gauge Stranded Wire Set
Gauge | 24
Gauge | 14
Ratcheting Wire Crimper
For Blue, Red, Yellow Sizes
Wire Gauges and Connector Colors:
= 22-18 Gauge
= 16-14 Gauge
= 26-24 Gauge
Shrink with Glue
Heat Shrink Tubing
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.
Heat Resistant Electronics / Soldering Mat
Soldering Iron Kit
Lighting Gel Sheets
Motion Sensor Kit
Just Plug Lighting System
DC Motor and Parts Kit
Belt Pulley Gears
DC Eletric Motors