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Technical, Techniques, Hints, and Tips => The "Black Arts!" ( Electrics & Electronics ) => Topic started by: wallace on February 11, 2010, 06:57:49 PM

Title: Lights
Post by: wallace on February 11, 2010, 06:57:49 PM
Im going to put LED's on my upper deck on my Sir Lancelot so I'm looking for a site where I can buy  the downlighters to put the LEDs into to shine the light onto the deck  around the the ship. Any help please.
               wallace    :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))
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Post by: The Antipodean on February 11, 2010, 07:08:52 PM
Not sure what you have available over there, but these are available in America.

http://www.harbormodels.com/Harbormain/Templates/m13-lighting.htm
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Post by: SteamboatPhil on February 11, 2010, 08:17:20 PM
Try here

www.component-shop.co.uk

Lots of choice   :-))
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Post by: Umi_Ryuzuki on February 11, 2010, 10:39:34 PM
Are you looking for something like these?

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Post by: craftysod on February 11, 2010, 11:10:56 PM
Maplins
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Post by: portside II on February 12, 2010, 12:41:50 AM
Something like this , lamps drilled and a led fitted in .
daz
(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u176/darran77/dutch%20river/P1000388.jpg)
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Post by: ministeve on February 12, 2010, 06:08:25 AM
will try and bring something with me later wal
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Post by: tigertiger on February 12, 2010, 06:42:04 AM
I don't know if this helps. It is a tip I picked up on a website. It may have been this one, but not sure.

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Post by: Rex Hunt on February 12, 2010, 08:44:50 AM
I like the last suggestion, but how do you get the paint to 'take'?

Have been trying with enamels......are acrylics the answer?

Rex
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Post by: Davenotdone on February 12, 2010, 09:23:15 AM
Try the model railway section of fleabay and type in 'lights'. Red Bank Models ( Blackpool ) have a web site and they do them.

                          Regards, Dave.
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Post by: portside II on February 12, 2010, 09:26:45 AM
I like that idea Tiger , i too would be interested in what the best paint to use is  :-)) .
daz
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Post by: derekwarner on February 12, 2010, 09:39:14 AM
Brilliant idea TT  :-)) ..........[no pun intended]   ;D .....Derek
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Post by: chingdevil on February 12, 2010, 09:51:13 AM
If you use surface mount led's they work well

Brian
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Post by: malcolmfrary on February 12, 2010, 11:01:29 AM
Wallace's original query was about the downlighter, not the LED.
Best bet might be to do as the original did and form the cone from a circle, but use plasticard instead of sheet steel.  Used in conjunction with Tiger's idea of painting and filing the LED should produce a good result.  To help paint take, a bit of surface keying with a mild abrasive should help.  Since the LED should not undergo continued handling, there shouldn't be a problem.
Bulkhead lights are something else again.
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Post by: SteamboatPhil on February 12, 2010, 11:15:59 AM
Something like this, although the fitting does need another coat of paint  :-))
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Post by: FullLeatherJacket on February 12, 2010, 12:31:00 PM
Wallace
If you can post a sketch of the downlighter body you need (dimensioned) then I can check it against my CAD plans for the various Model Slipway kits. It might be possible to use or adapt one of Lawrie's white metal castings. I'm sure that Slipway would be only too pleased to supply you with a few.
FLJ
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Post by: wallace on February 12, 2010, 04:00:48 PM
Thanks Malcolm you got it right       Im after the fitting to cover the LED  as a downlighter.

And Steamboat Phil  thanks for the photo thats the sort of light im after  but in a half moon.
well many thanks to one and all you have all been wonderful with your help
I will take a photo of my superstruc  and try to draw what I want and where
            :-))  wallace   :-))
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Post by: portside II on February 12, 2010, 11:01:24 PM
Dave
the spot light  i fitted with a led is from the model slipway kit Dutch Courage , i just drilled them out to fitthe led .
daz
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Post by: wallace on February 13, 2010, 10:57:17 AM
Many thanks Daz