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What is Voltage

What is Voltage

What is Voltage? Learning how Voltage works in a Mini LED Light Kit. Welcome to Evan Design’s Blog Series on Electricity. We thought we would dive a little deeper into understanding more about the electricity that powers our small LED lights. As you might notice all of our miniature lighting at Evan Designs comes in a variety of different voltage options ranging from 3 volts to 19 volts. Anyone without a background in physics or electronics might be asking themselves “what is voltage anyways”? In this article, we will answer that question. First, before we can understand what voltage is,...

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Understanding Resistors on Evan Designs LED Lights

Understanding Resistors on Evan Designs LED Lights

Resistors: what are they, how do they work and what resistors are the best choice for my model project? In this article we will learn more about resistors to answer all of these questions and more! This is the second article in Evan Design’s electricity series. If you haven't read our first article What is Voltage? It may be a good place to start to understand some of the terminology we use in our mission to understand resistance. We will be using an Evan Designs battery operated light kit for our example circuit. The 9 volt battery and Chip LED...

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Installing Working LED Lights in your Model Police Car

Installing Working LED Lights in your Model Police Car

Installing LEDs for Diecast Police Car with Working Lights Model police cars and lighted emergency diecast vehicles are extremely popular with our customers here at Evan Designs. So popular in fact that we decided to devote this week's blog post to installing small battery powered lights and police sirens in diecast police cars. The installation isn't difficult, but it is a time consuming project. This article will walk you through the step by step process of how to install micro LEDs and police sirens in your model emergency vehicle. For the purpose of this tutorial we will be using a...

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Five Ways to Dim your Mini LED Lights

Five Ways to Dim your Mini LED Lights

The small LED lights sold at Evan Designs are surprisingly bright. Even our mini LEDs, the smallest being the Z light measuring just .65 mm acrost, puts out a lot of light. Many customers love how bright our lights are, but for some LED projects, a dimmer micro LED may be preferred. In this article we will discuss in detail the five ways to dim your hobby LED lights to make them the perfect fit for model projects. Five Ways to Dim Battery LED Lights: Choosing a smaller LED lights Creating a wider light spread Painting tiny LED lights Dimming...

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10 Fun Facts About LEDs

10 Fun Facts About LEDs

LEDs are a wonderfully complex topic that many of us don’t fully understand. In this article, we will be covering 10 fun facts about the mini LEDs we all love to broaden our understanding of the little lights that brighten our projects and our lives. LED Energy Efficiency: We’ll be kicking off our first fun fact about small LED lights by learning more about their energy efficiency. LEDs use up to 85% less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs because of their design. They use a different kind of energy than incandescent lights that generates almost no heat, making them the...

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