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Led light & switch Answered

Hi,
I've purchased a wooden toy kitchen, for my daughter. I want to add a couple of special effects to it, for realism. There's one part I don't know exactly how to do and I don't know the correct terminology for the parts I need. So any advice would be greatly appreciated.
basically, the pretend oven part of the kitchen, I'd like to add a push to make, illuminated switch to the panel that houses the pretend dials. I want this switch to be connected to a battery, hidden inside the play oven & upon pressing it, not only does the switch itself light up, it powers some red led lights. This is so when my daughter presses the button, it'll light up red inside, to give the impression it's hot, the oven has a Perspex panel, so the red light will be noticeable.
I'm unsure how many led lights I'd need, it's probably 1 cubic foot in volume & doesn't need to be overly bright. So what type of push button switch, what types of LED & how many, what batteries and what other components would I need?  
Sorry for the lack of knowledge & thanks for any advice.

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spiwrx
spiwrx

7 years ago

You can find simple LED's already set up with resistors for use on 12v and other voltages. Also illuminated switches. Most will work on reduced voltage as well, so you can simply hook them to a 9v battery. I've bought stuff from this place before, they are reasonably priced and have simple switches (http://www.oznium.com/switches) and prewired LED's (http://www.oznium.com/leds) and other modules. Actually they also have a battery holder (http://www.oznium.com/12v-led-battery-holder) . One stop shopping.... I doubt you'll need anything very bright but if you're inclined you'll also find some simple dimmers on this site.

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mpilchfamily
mpilchfamily

7 years ago

Get some red LEDs and start playing around with them and see what looks best to you. You can find an LED calc online to get a simple circuit and the resistors needed to run the LEDs.