Flood lights

Viessmann is best known for its electronic accessories for model railways. Most of their products are too small to be used with scale 1/50, but some of the accessories are suitable for use. One of these is this flood light, originally made for H0 railways, but sized to fit scale 1/50.

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The package contains the light and an -at first sight- multilingual manual. The instructions are however mainly in German, with some hints in English.

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The whole flood light is less than one centimeter large, but has been scaled down with lots of detail. The flood light is mounted on a bracket and can be moved, and the housing features realistic cooling ribbons.

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A diode and a resistor are attached at the end of the wire. According to the manual the light needs a current between 14 and 16 Volts. A LED is used as light source, which reduces power consumptions to a minimum. This makes it possible to connect up to 100 LED lights to one appropriate transformer.

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As mentioned Viessmann advises a current between 14 and 16 volt. The picture below shows the amount of light when connected to a current of just 12 Volts. This picture was made by daylight.

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