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Old 06-19-2017, 09:51 AM
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Home made.....just throwing in another idea.



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I got the surface mount LEDs today, they are tiny and it is a little tricky to solder wires to them. I managed to do that with one LED after a little fussing around. Stripping the insulation off of the very fine wire that I used was a bigger problem than the soldering itself. I may try using magnet wire or just burn off the insulation. In any case the LED is very bright. With four of them on a single pole you could cover a fairly large area.
It should be noted that I did fiddle around with the exposure when I took the picture of my track so things would look as they actually do.
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I have been working with the surface mount LEDs in between doing my household chores and actually slot racing. It looks to me that while the surface mount LEDs are cheap and throw a lot of light they are not very practical for slot track lighting. The contacts on the bottom of the LEDs are hardly larger than the head of a pin and they are foil, so they can tear off easily. I had to hold the LEDs down with masking tape which also keeps solder from shorting both contacts. Once I figured that out the actual soldering was not difficult, but it can't be rushed. Very fine wire must be used, the stuff that I had hanging around was insulated and stripping the insulation was a problem, I ended up burning it off. I also tried heavier bare copper wire, the trouble with that is if you catch it on something you will rip the contact off of the LED. I made a lamp post from 1/4 inch plastic tubing with a two inch long cross arm made of 3/8th inch plastic channel. The channel is angled downward at about 40 degrees, the pole is 10 inches high, which is 26.5 feet in 1/32nd scale. Connecting four of the LEDs in series is also a slow process, I have the first two in place and they are working OK.
My preliminary conclusion is that it would take too long to make a bunch of lights using surface mount LEDs.
I am also considering using the 8000mcd 45 degree viewing angle panel mount LEDs that I used in my previous designs. For a more modern look I would not use reflectors, I can increase the viewing angle somewhat by changing the contour of the LEDS.
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Here you go. The surface mount LEDs are difficult to work with, so I would not recommend using them.

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