Shourt Line SL 8210230 Pre-wired, DUAL QUAD + 2 Soft White Opal Light Fixtures - 10 LEDs total + 2ea 18 inch Power Cables + 4 Stainless Steel Mounting Screws + Free mounting plates with 3M adhesive pads for any cars without LGB type mounting studs (request when ordering) - requires an SL LED controller
Ready to run; pre-wired - ready to run with an optional SL LED controller
Shourt Line Product Number: No. SL 8210230 $49.95Prewired ready to install
An SL LED controller is required for operation, use the SL 8452403 for battery operation or the
SL 8453003 for AC,DC or DCC track power. When dimming is not required or space is a premium use the new SL 8352403 for battery operation or the new SL 8353003 for AC, DC or DCC track power. All SL LED controllers can operate dozens of lighting fixtures or over 200 LEDs at up to 94% efficiency, 6 times more efficient than any other product.
Direct From Manufacturer- Made in the USA
Ordering Notes: Please let us know the following when ordering;
For LGB Roof interior installations use the 4 screws supplied to mount on the roof studs of the car.
For Non-LGB car installations use the FREE SL LGB Mounting Plate (request at time of order) that mounts in seconds to the roof of any car using the attached 3M adhesive pad.
The 10 LED lighting set installs in minutes with only a screw driver. (LGB 2080 car shown above not included)
The video above illustrates the full lighting even at low analog track voltage. The SL LED controller also provides the up to 94% efficient lighting, the lowest available for both analog power or DCC power. The 10 LED board runs at less than 20 ma of DCC power or full track power, by far the the lowest in the industry. No other product matches the performance. (train not included with item)
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The first of its kind prototypical interior lighting fixtures; no more circuit boards or self adhesive LED strips, you would not allow them on the ceiling of you home so why put them on your railroad, they do not distribute light properly, are ugly, inefficient and can damage your cars.
This new prototypical easy to use G-Scale lighting fixtures work on any long length car. The lamp shades feature a Tiffany style Opal white diffused reflector for soft warm white lighting. An SL LED controller is required for operation and are both the most efficient and lowest cost. They are available in roof, wall or under car mounting versions with optional anti-flicker, super capacitor and battery options for AC, DC, DCC or battery power operation.
The 10 LED fixture and SL LED controller is the only solution for up to 94% efficiency with any type of power. The high efficiency means no heat generation so no more melted roofs caused by by other products. As little as 20 ma of DCC track current is required to operate the 10 light fixture making this the lowest power lighting available today, no other product is even close to the efficiency. On analog power you lighting will be full on at slow loco speeds (track power) and efficiency is still up to 94%, the best in the industry the next closest product is less than 20 % efficient at full track voltage.
In addition to the 10 LED Tiffany style Opal fixture shown here we offer 8, 12 and 14 LED versions for long cars as well as 4, 6 and 8 LED versions for short cars. Versions for loco cabs, work cars and all style and size cabooses are also available, you can even be your own lighting director using the single 1 LED Opal lamp fixtures with 3M adhesive pads for instantly adding light wherever you desire. Adding additional Opal lamp fixtures to a car creates soft and realistic lighting and does NOT increase the power requirements it only makes lighting more distributed and prototypical.
Pre-wired for any long G Scale car (non-LGB cars use our optional mounting plate for any roof)
Best Lighting solution for any type of power; analog (DC), AC, DCC or Battery with an SL LED Controller
Lowest power, with an SL LED Controller
20 ma at 22 volts, the lowest current of any product available.
Highest output at slow loco speeds and full brightness with no track power when SL buffers used..
Up to 94% efficient, highest efficiency of any product available with an SL LED Controller.
The reason why using the SL LED lighting with controller draws the least current of any other product is that White LEDs operate at about 3 volts DC and if your track voltage is 18 volts, the 15 volt difference in voltage is wasted as heat by all other products, period.
At 18 volts input voltage all other systems at at BEST 3/18ths or 16% efficient where ours is up to 94%
Over 6X more efficient that any other product
Life time warranty when used with SL LED controllers (return to dealer or Shourt Line for repair or replacement)
Prototypical Appearance The only interior lamp fixtures based on real fixtures and no visible circuit boards, electronic parts, sockets or wiring (with the exception of input and output SL power micro cables
Work with any style roof from any manufacturer
Pre-wired ready to use in minutes
Prototypical power cables
Warm white flat LEDs match the color temperature of your locos lighting.
LEDs are mounted in Tiffany style opal white lamp shades that produce soft diffused prototypical Lighting
Easy and fast mounting in minutes
Works with any track power AC, DC (analog) or DCC or battery power with SL LED controller
Works with any voltage: 3-30 Volts when used with SL LED controller
Soft Lighting provided by 10 Tiffany style opal white lamp shade LED fixtures; 2 mounting supports with 4 fixtures each and 2 individual fixtures with their own 3M mounting pads
Pre-wire and ready to install and operate with an SL LED controller sold separately
Warm white flat top wide angle LEDs are enhanced diffused and create a soft lighting with the Opal shades
High output LEDs for maximum light
Maximum current per LED 23 milliamps (.023 amps)
Operating Voltage 3.1 Volts DC (SL LED regulator required for operation)
Fixture size: designed for LGB long passenger, combo or baggage cars to cover an area 90mm Wide X 360 mm Long
Opal Lamp Shade Dimensions: 28mm dia. x 8mm high
Power wires: 2 each two conductor micro power cables 460mm(18") long X 24 AWG
4 mounting screws for LGB roof mounting
Optional mounting plate available for cars without mounting studs on the roof
Optional SL LED controller required for operation
Made in the USA by the Shourt Line
4 Light fixtures (2 ea supplied pre-wired for seating or baggage area illumination):
LGB Long length cars: Use the four supplied mounting screws to attach of the 4 lamp fixtures to the roof mounting studs located on the inside of the car roof. Optionally use the SL LGB mounting plate with 3M high temperature self adhesive pad that mount on any roof interior without mounting posts.
Non-LGB cars: For cars without LGB style mounting studs use the optional SL LGB mounting Plate. Screw each of the 4 light fixtures to the SL Mounting Plate, peel off red cover of the 3M pad and apply to a clean surface on at the desired location. The lighting fixture can be removed if desired, by removing the mounting screws.
For combine cars use the fixture with 3 mouting holes for the baggage area and mount so the large gap is between the center of the car and the fixture. This will place the opal soft white shades in line with the baggage area windows and sliding side doors.
1 Light fixtures (2 supplied pre-wired) for Toilet Illumination:
LGB Long length cars: Clean the roof over the toilet area with an alcohol wipe, peel off the red backing and position on the roof in the corner above the toilet.
Non-LGB cars: Clean the roof over the toilet area with an alcohol wipe, peel off the red backing and position on the roof in the corner above the toilet or attached to the roof outside the car over the entrance door.
For combine cars the baggage area has no toilet so the toilet fixture can be placed over the stove or on the rear platform outside the car
For powering from car wheels : Route one of the pre-wired 18 inch LED power leads from the light fixture to a roof, wall or under car mounted SL LED Regulator. Then route the wheel power pickup wires to the SL LED Regulator.
For powering from a loco or another car: Route one of the LED power cables to the next car that has power using a Shourt Line SL 4128210 LGB round mini-banana power connector kit. For LGB square style power connectors use a Shourt Line SL 4128310 LGB square 2 pin power connector kit. SL LED connectors can also be used for either LED voltage or track/battery voltage distribution.
For powering from lighting boards in additional cars: Use SL LED connectors for car to car LED power
Two 18" micro power cables provided can be used to connect to cars on each side by stringing the cars from roof to roof or by connecting at the coupler level for a brake hose appearance. Please contact the Shourt Line for help in selecting best lighting solution for your cars and type of train control and track voltage.
Options: (see our store for details)
Optional Lighting fixtures:
Single Opal lamp fixtures area available to use anywhere you want to add lighting. The wire in parallel with any of the LEDs of the 10 LED fixture. The long stripped wire is positive and connects to the red wire connected LED leads. The short stripped wire is negative and connects to the green wire connected LED leads. Here are suggestions for adding fixtures:
Use one (1) each optional SL 1 LED fixtures with a flat mounting plate & 3M pad to attach over the outside door.
Use two (2) each optional SL 1 LED fixtures with a sloped mounting plate & 3M pad to attach over either side of the entrance door to illuminate the steps to the car platform.
Track Power Pickup Options:
For any make or model long or short cars use this option:
Use the SL 9108230 ultra low drag power pickup kit with PIKO 36164 Plated Metal Wheels on LGB long car 2 axle car trucks (not included with item).
For LGB or other makes of short cars use one of our SL Opal lamp fixture for short cars with one of these options or the ball bearing power pickup wheel sets shown above:
SL 6011604 low drag Power Pickup Set with LGB spoke or solid metal wheels
Use the SL 6011604 low drag Power Pickup Set with LGB spoke or solid metal wheels on short car 1 axle trucks.
SL 6011602 ultra low drag Power Pickup Set with PIKO chrome plated wheels
Use the Shourt Line SL 6011602 pre-wired cable connector set with PIKO 36167 wheel sets on LGB 1 axle trucks
Power buffer Options:
For anti-flicker use the following (note that the size of the capacitor is dependent on the number of LEDs you have)
SL 6111100 10,000uF Anti-flicker Buffer
SL 6111068 6,800uF Anti-flicker Buffer
SL 6111047 4,700uF Anti-flicker Buffer
For running lights when power is lost use the following:
SL 6102104 2.5 Farad Gold Cap 10.8 Volt buffer for over 6 minutes of lighting without track power
SL 6132104 2.5 Farad Gold Cap 10.8 DC-DC converter buffer for over 6 minutes of lighting without track power
SL 8193104 9Ahr 3.2V rechargeable li-ion battery Buffer UPS - LED power source & LED controller in under car waterproof case for long G Scale cars
The ultimate UPS for train power hidden in plane sight under your car! Light up your whole train for over 9 hours without any track power!
9 Amp Hour 3.2 volt LED Battery Buffer in under car waterproof for lighting over at full brightness 1 car (10 LEDs) for 90 hours or 10 cars (100 LEDs) for over 9 hours without track power. A Recharge circuit is built in for charging from track power or any source of power over 8 volts or 5 volts DC such as a USB port.
LED Controller Options (At least one per train is REQUIRED for safe LED operation)
An SL LED controller is required with this LED fixture. The SL controller both regulates and dims over 200 LEDs at up to 94% efficiency and at 3 to 35 volts
SL 8452403 LED controller for battery power or DC power source
Use theSL 8452403 LED controller for battery power (not included with item)
SL 8453003LED controller for powering from AC, DC or DCC track power
Use theSL 8453003 LED controller for powering from AC, DC or DCC track power (not included with item)
Shown above on the left is the SL 7453003 3 Side Snap On Cover (not included with set) that hides an SL LED controller while providing access to its brightness and dimming adjustment screw. Under the cover is an optional SL 8453003LED controller/dimmer (not included with set) for powering up to 200 leds from AC, DC, DCC or battery power.
The lighting is easily adjusted using the dimmer built into the SL LED controller shown above.
One SL 8453003 LED controller can power and dim dozens of lighting boards or Opal Lamp fixtures, add an SL buffer for anti flicker or powering up to 3 minutes without any track power (SL 6132104 shown), add one PIKO ball bearing pickup or the SL low drag power pickup set to connect to track power. Items shown above are not included with the lighting board but are available at our store.
Power buffer Options:
SL-8103104 2.5F11V sCap Buffer with LED controller in under car mount for long cars
Provides both over 3 minutes of car lighting without track power and LED controller under the car in a water proof box for invisible buffering and LED control, Optionally available for analog users is a porch light controller so the lights on the outside of the car over the steps come on only when the train stops so passengers do not loose their footing. This optional feature adds interesting lighting automation to the railroad not otherwise available..
SL-8102014 .25F11V miniCap Buffer with case for inside roof mounting
Shown on the right side of the roof interior is a minBuffer for up to 30 seconds of lighting without track power. Good for anti-flicker for multiple cars or for buffering without any track power when the train stops.
Analog train operators can add the SL 6132104 2.5 Farad 10.8 Volt low cost high efficiency Gold Cap buffer for over 6 minutes of lighting without track power with the 4 LED drop ceiling fixture. 2 drop ceilings (8 LEDs) last over 3 minutes, 4 drop ceilings (16 LEDs) will run for over 90 seconds. The the SL 6132104 super capacitors are on wire so they can be invisibly placed under the car seating and the controller fits easily on the the inside wall of any passenger car. (not included with item)
DCC Decoder Control Options:
ESU Lokpilot 4.0 function decoder for MTS/DCC remote on/off and digital dimming + 7 extra functions or lighting control functions
DCC users can set the porch lights to come on when the train in stopped in a forward direction for automated platform illumination
Toilet lights and interior lighting can also be dimmed individually and toilet lights can be set to come on and off automatically.
The large opal white lamps provides even illumination and all circuit components, electrical parts and wires are hidden inside the fixture for a prototypical appearance. and keeps wires in the wire channel of the roof for easy roof removal and replacement. The fixture hides wires that can be routed down the inside walls of your car for wheel power pickup and/or run from car. (Ball bearing wheels sets and carbon bush power pickup kits available at our store) (train, track folks, LED regulator & cover, Anti-Flicker & cover, not included with item)
The micro power cable included with the boards makes a super clean and prototypical appearance as shown above. (train not included with item)
The micro power cable included with the fixture can be used for car to car power connections either at the roof line or at the coupler level. (train not included with item)
White latex paint can be added to the back side of LEDs when mounted on a roof without sky lights. For roofs with a copula windows (sky lights) no white reflective paint is added so that LEDs can illuminate BOTH down into the inside of the car AND up into the copula and its windows for a prototypical appearance as shown in photos. (train not included with item)
Don't leave your passengers in the dark! (train not included with item)