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Okay for those of you who have used some LED's on your figures, namely the Sci Fi guys, how did you choose the LED and what kind of power source are you using for it.

I'm mainly thinking of the Sci Fi helmet with the blue LED's in it, forgive me since I don't know who did it, I did see it in person at the Custom Figure show a while back.

Also has anyone experimented with fiber optics and where could you find some to experiment with???
 

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I'm mainly thinking of the Sci Fi helmet with the blue LED's in it, forgive me since I don't know who did it, I did see it in person at the Custom Figure show a while back.
I'm thinking this as Sir Eaton FlipFlop? Good question, I'd love to add this to my work also. Callous has done some amazing work as well with LED's, but it's been popping up more and more.
 

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If you 're handy with a soldering iron or know someone who knows about electronics, here're sites that tell you all you want to know about LEDs:

http://www.kpsec.freeuk.com/components/led.htm
http://unclean.org/howto/led_circuit.html

Here's a calculator for the current limiting resistor for the LEDs:

http://ledcalc.com/

In general for a 3 volt supply (two 1.5 cells using 20 milliamps) a resistor of 100 ohms rated at 1/8 Watt should light a single red LED.

If you don't understand this then you'll need to salvage the lights from surplus stores:

http://www.allelectronics.com/make-a-store/category/360/Light-fixtures/1.html
http://www.sciplus.com/index.cfm/go/front.tagged/tag/tron
 
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