Hello everyone at Evan Designs. I wanted to send you a pic of what I had used your leds on. I used some 50+ leds for all the lighting on this ship and was very pleased with the end results. I used everything from the 5mm to the chip leds. I used the 5mm for the main spot light 12v, chip lights for the flood light12v, 1.8mm for running lights, marker lights, and superstructure (cabin) 6v. Was really amazed at how brite these lights are for such low consumption, they can even be seen during daylight hours.
It was a vessel that ran over in europe for some time, mostly as a supply vessel carring tractor trailers. The model itself is remote control. It has independent switchs for the lights. You can run the running lights, spot light, and flood lights seperately.
It has also working twin radar beams on the forward mast as well as a working bow thruster. The model was done in 1/100 scale, most of which was scratch built. In the water she handles just like the real ship, quite surprised by how well it handles. Since using your leds on this ship there has been alot of talk on using them. Alot of advantages compared to the regular grain bulbs. I have started my next build already and will be ordering alot more from you. Thank you for such a great product!!!!
Titanic before the crash
I have attached a couple of pictures. I took all 11 LEDs, wired them to the
yoke/switch and tested - perfect. I made a light bar of heavy stock paper and
aluminum foil. I inserted the LEDs on center every 2 inches.
Then I drilled out the Hull bottom and shaped a rectangular hole
the dimensions of the yoke. (the hole is centered over the forward base column
which I also drilled out). I fed the transformer wire up
through the hull and out the forecastle deck opening,
plugged into the yoke and then retracted the whole assembly
back through the forecastle deck opening pulling the yoke out through
the hole in the hull. I glued the yoke in place so it is flush with
the hull bottom. I let the glue dry, waited for darkness and plugged
in the transformer. The results were just what I had hoped for.
Now I can install the forecasltle deck, formast and final rigging
and RMS Titanic with be finished.
I am really glad I found your website.
Thanks to all at Evan Designs.
USS Monitor steamship
USS Monitor with Warm white LEDs "Just thought you'd like to see what your LEDs are doing. They worked out well for me. Thanks."
To make a fishing boat
I picked up a 2 ft section of fluorescent tube diffuser at Home Depot, and as you can
See from the picture below, this greatly reduces the harshness of looking at a few
Making of a boat
I took a piece of one half inch pvc and drilled holes every 3 inches just big enough so that
The 2 LED wire prongs of the 9 5 mm bulbs could be inserted. (The 2 long sections of wire you see coming out of the top will eventually feed the upper deck lights but I am probably weeks away from that step)
Ready to submerge
A submarine with a big window lighted with blue LEDs