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Old Oct 24, 2008, 06:22 PM
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Thats pretty ingenious using clear resin. I guess its also easy enough to just replace the whole thing if the led should burn out. If I ever need some, I know who to beg!!
Any time, I keep a few in stock...

http://mysite.ncnetwork.net/res1tf1s/id12.html

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Old Mar 22, 2011, 03:26 PM
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Resurrecting this old thread-- PatMat had pointed me to it form my thread about lighting my Lightship.

This thread mentioned the holiday lights- but they aren't in any of the stores around here at this time of year.

I just found a possible source for the concave white LEDs:

http://www.holidaylights.com/id11438.html

And look at the clearance page-- they have red and green strings!
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Old Mar 22, 2011, 03:41 PM
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Cool, thanks!
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Old Mar 22, 2011, 04:22 PM
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I have used SMT LED's for a side mount. You can get all different sizes and colors.
I use 2 soldered together for the "Halogen" spots on my push tug.
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Old May 31, 2011, 08:24 AM
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Here is an article on what can be done with LED's. It might give someone an idea coming up with something new...

http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2011/...5&viewall=true

Try the long version.
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Old May 31, 2011, 01:36 PM
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Old Dec 04, 2011, 02:21 PM
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New for 2011- Warm White minis!

I was excited back at the beginning of this thread about these inverted-cone tip Xmas LEDs, because unlike regular LEDs, they shine 360 around... regular LEDs are more like flashlights, with all the light out the tip.

Problems- these 5mm (3/16") diameter LEDs are hard to use in smaller models... though they are quite OK in about 1:24th. And they have that blue tint, just not right.

But I walked into my Sam's Club today, and lo & behold, warm white mini LEDs with cone tips!

These are 3mm (1/8") diameter, so they'll be useful in even more models.

Yay.

20 bucks will get you 200 bulbs... enough for a lifetime (or one of Leen's offshore tugs).


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Old Dec 04, 2011, 03:37 PM
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Another comparison- size of mini 3mm vs 5mm.

Also- the mini bulb casings will make perfect welding gas bottles in 1:72 scale!

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Old Dec 04, 2011, 09:11 PM
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Great find.
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Old Dec 05, 2011, 01:32 PM
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I was excited back at the beginning of this thread about these inverted-cone tip Xmas LEDs, because unlike regular LEDs, they shine 360 around... regular LEDs are more like flashlights, with all the light out the tip.

Problems- these 5mm (3/16") diameter LEDs are hard to use in smaller models... though they are quite OK in about 1:24th. And they have that blue tint, just not right.

But I walked into my Sam's Club today, and lo & behold, warm white mini LEDs with cone tips!

These are 3mm (1/8") diameter, so they'll be useful in even more models.

Yay.

20 bucks will get you 200 bulbs... enough for a lifetime (or one of Leen's offshore tugs).


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Thanks for the info Pat!! Now that the season is here I will make sure to pick some up along with the usual X-mas supplies.

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Old Dec 09, 2013, 06:12 PM
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It's that time of year- go stock up on these inverted cone tip warm white LEDs! Buy one string, you'll be set for life...
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Old Dec 09, 2013, 10:04 PM
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Pat, how hard is it to get the bulbs out of those green/white plastic holders? Can you theoretically get all 200 bulbs out intact or are you looking at substantial attrition from ham-fingers?
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Old Dec 09, 2013, 10:12 PM
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More an issue is poking yourself on the leads. Use pliers...
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