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 2021-10-19 22:10:58 -0400.

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