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Dwarvin lighting was born out of the struggle of lighting my train layout, there just had to be a better way! We developed an LED lighting system that makes lighting your model a breeze using fiber optics! It is a family owned company and we love helping people light their model layouts! www.dwarvin.com
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  • Dwarvin commented on gizmologist's instructable LED Lighting in Plastic Models6 weeks ago
    LED Lighting in Plastic Models

    Thanks for this. Did the spectral charts make sense to you? The big blue section is what really drives the whiteness of these LED's and it is very easy to knock this out to create warm light.By the way, we are just getting into the Lego market - I now have several customers who jumped up and down when they found they could do lighting without any wiring and could change colors at will and insert fibers into tiny spaces.Take a look at my web sight ( https://www.dwarvin.com ) and let me know if you might me interested to work with me on seeing how our fiber optic system could be used in Lego models. Maybe there would be a way for me to work with you or someone else who sees this post. Thanks again, Michael

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  • Dwarvin commented on gizmologist's instructable LED Lighting in Plastic Models7 weeks ago
    LED Lighting in Plastic Models

    Well I've been taking a theology course and it wiped my brain out!! Sorry for the big delay. Attached are two sets of spectral charts for LED's and you will see the typical unfiltered distribution. Manufacturers then add dyes to the LED to make them warmer by reducing the large blue spike.Ah, I am in the USA but born in Birmingham, UK. I have just started making our first 'lego' lights for a customer - they're very excited. Thanks for your offer. Are you located in the UK, Annette?Blessings, Michael

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  • Dwarvin commented on gizmologist's instructable LED Lighting in Plastic Models6 months ago
    LED Lighting in Plastic Models

    Hi there - thanks so much for your thoughtful reply. I am always learning and this is a new area for me. Just so you know where I am coming from, my background is a Ph.D. in Physics, so I tend to be a little techie (much to my wife's chagrin). I will posit a few comments on yours, and hope they are somewhat on track, and maybe even helpful.1. LED's are far from pure in color. They have a very strong blue band, very little in the near green and then another huge output in in the far green- orange area with little in the red. The colored LED's use filters to create a softer color, by blocking the huge blue band. One can use the same filters on fibers to create warm colors - very cheaply using either translucent paints or even markers, believe it or not. This is what my customers in...

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    Hi there - thanks so much for your thoughtful reply. I am always learning and this is a new area for me. Just so you know where I am coming from, my background is a Ph.D. in Physics, so I tend to be a little techie (much to my wife's chagrin). I will posit a few comments on yours, and hope they are somewhat on track, and maybe even helpful.1. LED's are far from pure in color. They have a very strong blue band, very little in the near green and then another huge output in in the far green- orange area with little in the red. The colored LED's use filters to create a softer color, by blocking the huge blue band. One can use the same filters on fibers to create warm colors - very cheaply using either translucent paints or even markers, believe it or not. This is what my customers in the train world do.2. You are right about the Lamplighter box. As you note, in the train world that is hidden. The fibers then run out without any tangle and especially no wiring, soldering and resistors to deal with. This is our strongest selling point for model railroaders, but may not for your application.3. Budget - well that is always an important challenge, balanced by desire and need. A point well stated.Now, as you have so kindly replied to my opening gambit, and engaged with me, I want to let you know that we are getting some bricks made that can provide inside lighting for Lego modelers. As you belong to a model club, would you be interested in evaluating these when I am comfortable letting them out of my hands? Maybe a Zoom meeting would be helpful so you could see what we are up to and decide if there could be an interest.Again, I appreciate your very helpful input. Cheers, Michael

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