LED Lights?


CamaroSSBoy346
07-13-2003, 07:11 PM
Does anyone know how to make them, and what supplies i need?

(Yes, i did search, but someone will probably get a how to or something from here :rolleyes: )

Vric
07-13-2003, 08:33 PM
A led light
A resistor
A power source

:biggrin:

simdel1
07-14-2003, 04:26 AM
:iagree:

what would be interesting though would be if someone deciced to do working scale LED lights :bloated:

http://www.buytruckstuff.com/images/7_in_LED_2.jpg

ozstrider
07-14-2003, 05:16 AM
Im working on some LED undercar neons for my 2F2F Skyline.

You'll need some way to get the power to the LED's, a resistor so you dont blow them up, and of course LED's. But good looking ultra bight LED's are expensive, so my progress is slow.
You'll also probably need a board to solder it all to.

TURBOSATURN
07-14-2003, 06:15 AM
This may help. http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?postid=779072#post779072

Vric
07-14-2003, 10:02 AM
Originally posted by simdel1
:iagree:

what would be interesting though would be if someone deciced to do working scale LED lights :bloated:

http://www.buytruckstuff.com/images/7_in_LED_2.jpg

I have some :biggrin: small scare of 3mm.. really small and really bright.. I must work on something to show off

LaTtE`X
07-14-2003, 11:12 AM
Originally posted by ozstrider
Im working on some LED undercar neons for my 2F2F Skyline.

You'll need some way to get the power to the LED's, a resistor so you dont blow them up, and of course LED's. But good looking ultra bight LED's are expensive, so my progress is slow.
You'll also probably need a board to solder it all to.

I suggest fiber optic lighting would make better undercar lights, but that's only speculation, since I have yet to try that. :biggrin:

dag65
07-14-2003, 12:01 PM
fiber optics only emit light from the end of the strand not the length, they also need a light source the carry light but do not produce light, great for dash lights and so on however

Vric
07-14-2003, 12:15 PM
Originally posted by dag65
fiber optics only emit light from the end of the strand not the length, they also need a light source the carry light but do not produce light, great for dash lights and so on however

true..

but you can try some EL Cable

http://www.pccasegear.com/images/globsm.jpg
http://www.pccasegear.com/images/elbluebg.jpg

http://www.pccasegear.com/images/1g.jpg

dag65
07-14-2003, 12:45 PM
hmmmmmmmmmm does that stuff come small enough to use on a 1/24th scale model? If so thats real cool

Vric
07-14-2003, 02:05 PM
Originally posted by dag65
hmmmmmmmmmm does that stuff come small enough to use on a 1/24th scale model? If so thats real cool

I already sold some for a client for his computer.. it's about 6mm thin

CamaroSSBoy346
07-14-2003, 02:12 PM
you can put the stuff along the frame rails

ozstrider
07-14-2003, 09:36 PM
Originally posted by Vric


true..

but you can try some EL Cable

http://www.pccasegear.com/images/globsm.jpg
http://www.pccasegear.com/images/elbluebg.jpg

http://www.pccasegear.com/images/1g.jpg



But you get tons of that stuff. I looked into it and the smallest amount i could get was 10 metres. And that was $50 AUD. What am i gonna do with about 9.8 metres of neon stuff. I dont have a car, and none of my friends are rice enough to buy it off me.

LaTtE`X
07-14-2003, 09:52 PM
Originally posted by Vric


true..

but you can try some EL Cable

http://www.pccasegear.com/images/globsm.jpg
http://www.pccasegear.com/images/elbluebg.jpg

http://www.pccasegear.com/images/1g.jpg



This was what I was talking about! :thefinger

Some modellers in some other forums said they already used these stuff as engine lighting in Star Trek USS Enterprises. If that's the case, maybe there are such cables available in shorter lengths.

Lemme see :comprage1

LaTtE`X
07-14-2003, 10:15 PM
Hmmm, unfortunately all I ever saw in the net is some contact information:

Lightsheet Systems

trekfx@aol.com


And it wasn't Star Trek Enterprises, it was the Millenium Falcon:

Vric
07-14-2003, 10:17 PM
You can find some EL cable at 5' or 1.5meter for 15$ (best price)

it's 2.8mm thin

Itsuki
07-15-2003, 12:14 AM
u mean something like this?
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3034754951&category=20334

have such a neon string in my computer tower looks realy nice and its small enuff to use it on a 1:24 car


this dude stole my idea :sly:
on friday i was going to my local store and ordered a r34 skyline to make the 2F2F Skyline, tomorrow i go and get the kit

Vric
07-15-2003, 09:01 AM
but I don't know if you can cut it and work with it.. vener payed with this

chrismcgee
07-15-2003, 09:57 AM
yes you can cut the stuff about as its just a powder i think covering a cable, i dont think you have to create a loop with it either, so you can just run one straight piece

http://www.coolcasemods.com/customer/product.php?productid=257&cat=&page=1

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