Shourt Line 4 LED Recessed Lighting Drop Ceiling for both DC and DCC w 2 Power Cables for short G Scale Cars - Requires SL LED controller
Ready to run; pre-wired Shourt Line Product Number: No. SL 8104230 $19.71Ready to run
Kit version; all parts, wiring and components with instructions - assembly is required Shourt Line Product Number: No. SL 9104230 $10.65 Kit
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. The SL LED controller 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;
Pre-assembled or kit version
The number of screw holes for mounting in the roof i.e.; none, 2 or 4
The roof on the inside has an elevated area down its center
The model number of your car
This will insure a the correct ceiling for your car. Most LGB cars are smooth on the inside, require two mounting holes, and have no elevated area along the center of the roof.
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An easy to use G-Scale drop ceiling recessed lighting fixture for short length cars that features a full size reflector. 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.
The 4 LED board and SL LED controller is the only solution for up to 94% efficiency with any type of power. Only 10 ma is required with DCC power 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 kit version includes all parts, wire mounting hardware, wire, cable and instructions. The ceiling is precision cut and has holes for mounting the LEDs with bezels. Soldering and/or wire wrap connections are required. After building the kit you will find it easy to add LEDs anywhere in your train or layout. It is easy to design custom lighting boards for any application as all LEDs are wired in parallel, up to 200, and there is no need to count LEDs or use dropping resistors.
In addition to the 4 LED version shown here we offer 8 and 11 LED versions for short cars and 4 to 32 LED versions for long cars. Adding additional LEDs to a car does not increase the power requirements it only makes lighting more prototypical.
Best Lighting solution for any type of track power; analog, DCC or AC
10 ma at 22 volts, the lowest current of any product available
Highest output at slow loco speeds.
Up to 94% efficient, highest efficiency of any product available.
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%
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; No visible circuit board, electronic parts, sockets or wires
Warm white flat LEDs match the color temperature of your locos lighting.
LEDs are bezel mounted for clean prototypical appearance
Easy and fast mounting in seconds (kit version requires assembly)
Works with any track power AC, DC (analog) or DCC or battery power
Works with any voltage: 3-30 Volts
Warm white flat top wide angle LEDs
High output LEDs
Maximum current per LED 23 milliamps (.023 amps)
Operating Voltage 3.1 Volts DC (SL LED regulator required for operation)
Fixture size: 85mm Wide X 170mm Long
Power wires: 2 each two conductor micro power cables 460mm(18") long X 26 AWG
Two mounting screws for LGB roof mounting
Made in the USA by the Shourt Line
LGB short length cars: Use the two supplied mounting screws to attach to the roof mounting studs located on the inside of the car roof. Optionally use the high temperature self adhesive strips to attach the lighting fixture to the roof of the car.
Non-LGB cars: For cars without LGB style mounting studs use the high temperature self adhesive strips to attach the lighting fixture to the roof of the car.
For powering from car wheels : Route one or both power leads from the light fixture to car wheels. The supplied black cable conduit can be used to protect the wires and provide a prototypical appearance.
For powering from a loco or another car: Route one of the power cables to the front of the car 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.
For powering from lighting boards in additional cars: Use SL LED connectors for car to car LED power
Two 18" micro power cables provided for car to car lighting. Please contact the Shourt Line for help in selecting best lighting solution for your cars and type of train control and track voltage.
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
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
LED Controller Options:
SL 8452403 LED controller for battery power or DC power source
SL 8453003LED controller for powering from AC, DC or DCC track power
ESU Lokpilot 4.0 function decoder for MTS/DCC remote on/off and digital dimming + 7 extra functions or lighting control functions
Lighting Power buffer for flicker free operation on DC or DCC
The large reflector provides even illumination, hides the circuit components, electrical parts, wires and keeps wires in the wire channel of the roof for easy roof removal and replacement. The reflector provides room to route wires down the inside walls of your car for wheel power pickup and/or run from car to car as shown above. (Ball bearing wheels sets and carbon bush power pickup kits available at our store)
The lighting is easily adjusted using the dimmer built into the SL LED controller shown below.
The wire side of the board shown above was made from the kit. White latex paint can be added to the back side of LEDs when mounted on a solid roof. For roofs with a copula windows open to the interior of the car 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.
Use theSL 8452403 LED controller for battery power (not included with item)
Use theSL 8453003 LED controller for powering from AC, DC or DCC track power (not included with item)
An SL LED controller is required with the LED fixture. The SL controller both regulates and dims over 200 LEDs at up to 94% efficiency and at 3 to 35 volts..
One SL 8453003 LED controller can power and dim dozens of lighting boards, 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.
Use the Shourt Line SL 4128510 pre-wired cable connector set with the PIKO 36167 or LGB 67403 Ball Bearing Power Pickup wheel sets with any make of G scale cars.
Use the SL 6011604 low drag Power Pickup Set with LGB spoke or solid metal wheels on short car 1 axle trucks.
Use the Shourt Line SL 6011602 pre-wired cable connector set with PIKO 36167 wheel sets on LGB 1 axle trucks.
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).
Analog train operators can add the SL 61321042.5 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)
Typical installation using loco power pickup and a Shourt Line with SL LED regulator in the loco. (train not included with item)
Note that the second power cable can be used to power lighting in following cars. (train not included with item)
The SL Holiday Christmas Wreath make a great addition to the trains lighting and is power from the same SL LED controller as all the SL 4 LED drop ceiling lighting fixtures shown above. (train not included with item)
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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 4 LED board runs at less than 10 ma, the lowest in the industry. No other product matches the performance. (train 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)
Don't leave your passengers in the dark! (train not included with item)