I came to a mental roadblock on Dueling Shacks, and as I've looked at starting on either E J Whiley or Quincy's Salvage. I like having a plan as to how I will do something, and in each case, I've wimped out when it comes to lighting. So I figured that I needed to grab the bull by the horns and figure this out. One of the big stumbling points is that when a LED is hooked up it is unrealistically bright for most normal applications, and I was uncertain as to how to grapple with predictably reducing the intensity of the lighting. So I decided to turn to a knowledgable source of information to ask some questions.
I have done most of my research through information at ngineering.com. I talked with them and got some very good clarifying information that set me on this path. What I would like to share is some of the practical application information to hopefully demystify the application of LEDs in our models. I will also share how I have constructed an LED test and intensity-adjustment platform.
To get to the application end of this subject, it is necessary to wade through some theory to understand the application, especially when it comes to adjusting the brightness of the LEDs.
I hope you will let me know if this subject is of interest, or if you have any knowledge to add to the subject. I'll continue with the subject in another entry.