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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.

 

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

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5mm Clear Blue LED with Resistors

LED Mounting Bezels - 3mm

LED Mounting Bezels - 5mm

LED Mounting Bezels - 10mm

 

Micro LEDs - Choices of Color

 

Super Micro LED Lights

 

Micro LEDs Choices of Color

 

5MM PreWired LED Ultra Bright Light Assorted Colors

 

9V Battery Clip, with Switch and Bulb

 

Rainbow Color Change LED

 

LED Lights with Sockets

 

Light Strips - Choices of Color

 

Dream Light Strip

 

LED Strip Lights White

You can cut the strip every 3 lights to the

size needed for your project.

 

LED Strip Mounting Kit

 

LED Strip Light Connectors

 

Tiny LED Lights - Mixed Colors

 

Neon Glow Strobe - Choice of Color

 

Mini Spotlights Set

 

Generic Male / Female Electrical Connectors

 

AC to DC Power Supply

 

AC to DC Power Converter

 

Popular Easy 9v Switch

 

Prewired Toggle Switches

 

Miniature Switch On / Off

 

Knife Switch On / Off

 

Knife Switch

 

Push Button Switches

 

Power Switch

 

Toggle Switches

 

Toggle Switches

 

Generic Four Switch Box

 

Generic Blank Project Box

 

 

Clip Test Leads

 

2032 battery

3-V CR2032 Battery

duracell 9 volt battery

9-V Batteries

12 volt  battery

12-V Battery

Rechargable 9v

 

9V Battery Holder StorageCases with ON/OFF Switch

 

9v Battery Clip Snap Fit

 

D-Series Battery Holder

 

CR2032 Battery Round Button Holder Boxes with Cover

 

Screw Terminal Strip

 

18 Gauge Wire

Red and black wires - can't get much simpler

than that. Power & Negative.

 

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22 Gauge Stranded Wire Set

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

 

Terminal Connectors

 

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

 

Heat Shrink with Glue

 

Multi-Color Heat Shrink Tubing

 

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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

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Conductive Copper Thin

copper tape for led lights

 

Heat Resistant Electronics / Soldering Mat

 

Soldering Iron Kit

 

Fiber Optics

 

 

Colored Lighting Gel Sheets

 

Colored Cable Ties

 

Liquid Electrical Tape

 

Motion Sensor Kit

 

Sound Recording

 

Just Plug Lighting System

 

Sound Recording Module

 

Mini Speakers

 

DC Motor and Parts Kit

 

Belt Pulley Gears

 

Gears Set

 

Mini DC Eletric Motors

 

 

 

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