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#1 Hollywood Jim

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:32 AM

Hey Guys !  I need some help.

 

I'm considering adding some lighting to my 1/25th scale diorama.  I need overhead lights that would be found in a small garage.

 

When I try LED's they project a round spot on the floor.  No good.

When I try 1.5 volt  and 3 volt tiny filament type bulbs, they don't produce enough light. 

 

I want to run the lights on batteries.

 

Any suggestions?

 

 

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#2 martinfan5

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 11:01 AM

JIm, at one time while looking at lighting at Frys Electronics, I came across a mini florescent tube light, its meant for using in like doll house's and stuff like that,  only thing I can think of at the moment



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Posted 08 January 2013 - 11:02 AM

There are some cold-cathode fluorescent lights used to light model railroad passenger cars that might meet your needs. They should be listed in the Walther's catalog or web site.



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Posted 08 January 2013 - 11:39 AM

Try "Evan Designs" for all your lightin needs.


Edited by zerodude, 08 January 2013 - 11:39 AM.


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Posted 08 January 2013 - 01:13 PM

http://www.circuitro...iles/301CAT.pdf

 

http://www.microstru...enter-Kits.html

 

http://www.thefiberopticstore.com/

 

http://www.grsmicroliting.com/

 

http://www.fantasonics.com/

 

http://microlumina.com/store/

 

http://www.ngineering.com/index.htm

 

http://www.modeltrainsoftware.com/

 

http://www.modeltrai...m/tutorial.html

 

http://www.monroeper...?product=MPD054

 

http://tamvalleydepot.com/

 

 

that's all i got .........



#6 Hollywood Jim

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 05:16 PM

Thank you everyone !!

 

Especially Joe !

 

I'll check this stuff out.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 05:41 PM

What are you thinking Jim? A bunch of AA batteries wired in series? There is a shop on Glendale that specializes in doll house supplies. If anyone would have anything in a small scale, I would think they would. I'll see if I can't find the name.



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Posted 13 January 2013 - 05:43 PM

Auntie Em's

5625 West Glendale Avenue
Glendale

623.435.0783

 

They also have a few model kits and other scale stuff. Cool place. In fact, I need to get over there soon.



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Posted 13 January 2013 - 06:20 PM

Auntie Em's

5625 West Glendale Avenue
Glendale

623.435.0783

 

They also have a few model kits and other scale stuff. Cool place. In fact, I need to get over there soon.

 

Thank you Brad.  Yes, I know the place.  I love that place.  They have several model car kits I would like to buy.

 

That is were I purchased a bunch of stuff for my diorama.  I have been in there at least one day a week for the last two months buying doll house stuff.

 

They did not have low voltage light bulbs.  I ended up using LED's run with batteries.

 

Thank you for your help !!!

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