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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




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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