Flickering lights

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    ianvolvo46 Staff Member Moderator

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    131.../... 157 hours

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    Ok the flickering tea lights lasted 229 consecutive hours and the tiny led strips are still on after 350hrs so it will be interesting to see how long the remote controlled lights will work. The plan ... attache the led strips to the remote tea light bases (on route from China) for use on layouts to illuminate buildings/carriages etc ... the cost approx 50p per light strip.

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    .......and all done without an Arduino in sight! A sort of "anti-Dark side" project, well done Ian, and there I was beginning to think you might be another new MERG recruit!:avatar::avatar::avatar:

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    ianvolvo46 Staff Member Moderator

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    I have to confess Keith I did buy a 'hard dinna you know' kit but when I opened the box I got a blinding headache so not been back to it yet ... shhhhh don't tell Paul

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    I have to confess that mine is still in the box in front of me as I type! My "Skills" (if that's the right word!) lie in my hands rather than between my ears! I'll get there, someday!:avatar::avatar::avatar:

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    The positive side to this Keith is we've taken 2 off the market and saved some other poor dellusional persons from falling into the void

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    :avatar::avatar::avatar:

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    the remote controlled tea lights finally arrived from China along with some strings of white led lights .. so the plan is to fit the light strips to the remote bases for fitting inside buildings/coaches or even yard lamps. I should be able to adjust the brightness by taping over some leds or in the case of yard lamps using paint.

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    Remote tea light stipped to its smallest size without breaking it
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    That's either a very warm 'Waiting Room' fire, or the buildings caught alight!
     
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    Too much coke which ever way you look at it!
     
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    Revised plan ... the chances of me soldering the led strips to the remote tea light is nil so I've fitted 2 tea lights into the station building thus and am quite happy with the result .. a very cheap method of remotely lighting your layout (3' rule applies)




     

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