Evan Designs News and How Tos

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

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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fun facts about led lights

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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