Add LEDs

For some models, try simply fitting the LEDs into place. This may work well for things light vehicle headlights, lamps, and fire sources such a burning pyre.

Model Car Headlights

Some scale model die-cast cars feature translucent headlights. You can usually open these up by prying the plastic chassis from the body.

NOTE: a car with a metal chassis will interfere with the induction.

There is enough room here to place one LED per headlight, perfect!

Prep LEDs

A glue dot or other two-sided, transparent, squishy adhesive material is perfect for attaching LEDs.

Cut a small piece of the adhesive, then press the LED to it and peel off.

Press the LED into the backside of the headlight, or onto the plastic above it -- the plastic will act as a light pipe, allowing the light to shine through.

The advantage to this orientation is that it keeps the coil on the same plane as a floor-mounted induction coil for best power transfer.


You can try different materials to diffuse the light coming from the LEDs, such as wax paper, batting/cotton balls, hot glue sticks, and even the tops of conventional through hole LEDs.

This guide was first published on Oct 05, 2021. It was last updated on Sep 20, 2021.

This page (Light Your Car Models) was last updated on Sep 27, 2021.

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