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Offline Caledonia

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LED Lighting for Ship Models
« on: 05 February 2013, 17:21:14 »
I am in UK and would like to put LED lighting on my model. Can anyone suggest mail order or internet suppliers please?

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Re: LED Lighting for Ship Models
« Reply #1 on: 06 February 2013, 06:10:41 »
Hi Alex
i could give you loads of addresses for LED's in Germany, but i am sure that maplins in the UK should have such things. http://www.maplin.co.uk

mind you insted of the normal LED's i use SMD LED's which don't have the legs on them, just a solder location for soldering onto printed circuit boards
which can be seen in the first photo of this post...
http://www.deansmarine.co.uk/index.php?topic=51.msg90#msg90
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Re: LED Lighting for Ship Models
« Reply #2 on: 06 February 2013, 08:01:55 »
You could also go to this link  http://www.paisleymodelcentre.co.uk/ and they have a selection of 6volt to 12 volts slim bulbs and LEDs.  Paul ^^^

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Re: LED Lighting for Ship Models
« Reply #3 on: 06 February 2013, 20:51:35 »
Hello Alex,
My soldering skills are not the best and I shied away fro connecting up LED's and working out Resistor values. I was pointed towards Mr RC World, www.mr-rcworld.co.uk , who do a latching Navigation Lighting Kit for about ?15. This is a small unit about 35 x 15 x 3 mm. One end plugs directly into your receiver and the other end takes 6 LED's which come with a plug and 50cm of lead. Simply plug it in and switch it on from your transmitter. Lots of other good stuff for tecnophobes on the site as well, and very helpful staff. Worth a look.

John

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Re: LED Lighting for Ship Models
« Reply #4 on: 07 February 2013, 00:55:05 »
I've used LED's and resistors picked up from model railway shows to outfit a Revell USS Voyager.  Not finished yet, but looks the part in the dark.  And strangely, is nearly in scale with their CV-6 Enterprise, so can get a good size comparison between the two.  Squires Model Supplies www.squirestools.com are the best that I can recommend.
« Last Edit: 07 February 2013, 00:56:59 by Manxman1831 »

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Re: LED Lighting for Ship Models
« Reply #5 on: 07 February 2013, 03:26:57 »
Hey Alex, the leds I us are already put together with the resistors already solder to them. This is the site were I get mine from. http://www.modeltrainsoftware.com/ledlights1.html  Just about anywhere they carry model trains should have them.
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Re: LED Lighting for Ship Models
« Reply #6 on: 03 March 2013, 15:34:05 »
thank you everyone for very good advice.
Alex

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Re: LED Lighting for Ship Models
« Reply #7 on: 26 July 2013, 11:50:16 »
I am in UK and would like to put led lighting on my model. Can anyone suggest mail order or internet suppliers please?

have you got the lights you were searching for? Even I am looking to get new led lighting so can help me with your experience? Please reply
« Last Edit: 27 July 2013, 18:08:50 by AlfonsoHiggins »

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Re: LED Lighting for Ship Models
« Reply #8 on: 26 July 2013, 16:03:45 »
Fine dolls house minitures, micro minitures and mr rc world all do good leds lighting

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Re: LED Lighting for Ship Models
« Reply #9 on: 28 August 2013, 10:11:34 »
I have not progressed this recently due to work but very grateful for advice. It will be done (eventually) :smiley1:

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Re: LED Lighting for Ship Models
« Reply #10 on: 07 December 2013, 14:17:16 »
This site is a useful guide to LEDs:  http://led.linear1.org   especially if you click on the LED series parallel wizard over on the right hand side of the page.
A good reliable supplier with a great range of LEDs and useful information can be found at:  www.component-shop.co.uk

Hope this helps, Chris