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    Default Lights on layout

    I don't know if it is the correct forum to post...

    As you can see on the pic below, my layout is as a showcase.

    IMG_4737.jpg

    I am thinking about the lighting of it. What sort of lighting with leds do you advice for a layout?
    Warm or white light?
    What system?
    Thanks for your help

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    Sorry I cannot help with your lighting question I have not gotten to that point yet on my layout. I’m sure you will get some great advice shortly though. But I would love to see more pics of your layout and more info on the bench work and track plan cause the one picture you posted looks really cool.

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    Are you referencing overhead lighting for the layout or detail lighting (buildings, streets, etc.)?

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    Overhead lighting.

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    I personally like cool white overhead, but that is my personal preference. I am not sure what is available in France, but here is a US based website to give you some ideas.

    https://www.superbrightleds.com/

    One well known member here, Michael, used to make his own. He was a freak of nature (in a good way of course) in the skill that he had in many different areas.

    http://www.pdc.ca/rr/catalog/product...rcuit-board/31

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    Thanks a lot.
    Don't worry about France, I have been living in Virginia for 2 years

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    If you're talking about the lower shelf, then look into "under cabinet" light systems. Generally designed for under kitchen cabinets, most of the new ones are LED, can be daisy-chained, and come with a dimmer. Some even allow color control, so you could simulate different times of day. They are fairly inexpensive too, since they are mass-produced for kitchens.
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    I think you meant in​expensive.

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    Depending on what part of la belle France you are modeling. Warm white for the golden light of Provence, or cool white for Normandy or Paris.
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