Red/White & White LEDs

First, a little about our choices in White LEDs for the modeller.

We first got into the supply of LEDs for the modeller using the same “Golden white” LED that had originally been created for US modellers… However when we really considered it carefully, it became evident that the strong amber colour of the unlit bulb simply looked wrong, and that while the tint itself was just fine at full blindingly bright levels, but at the correct lower level to properly represent “scale” locomotive lights, it was far too amber or golden in hue.

We therefore commenced evolution of our own exclusive DCCconcepts “prototype white” colour and after several generations and several hundred thousand LEDs produced and sold to happy modellers, we can truly say that it is the only white LED available anywhere that does it right!

We really have created a look to the illumination that is the classic soft white typically given off by incandescent light when shining brightly, and yet we have retained an ability to create the warm soft golden glow of a signal or UK loco lamp when dimmed with a much, much greater resistance.

We also took the trouble to widen the available range of pure whites – adding what we call “daylight white – with NO tint at all, no blue… in fact no warmth at all. Suitable for later diesel locos, it is also excellent as interior lighting for modern coaching stock and buildings, which always look wrong with the blue tint light of common white LEDS.

Dual Colour White/Red: We have specially created 3-lead Bi-coloured LEDs in red/white in 3 sizes. These are the standard 3mm T-1 type, the useful 2mm Tower type and the absolutely tiny DCCconcepts pre-wired NANO LED… so small the dual colour version will fit into a 1mm hole!

Being specially made for us, all of our 2-colour LEDS have a common positive centre lead for DCC use, and correct light levels and tints for both red and white.

The Red chosen is “True red” – which is the correct red specified for real locomotive red light. It is a lower power LED than the correctly tinted “prototype white” which is a higher power LED suitable for headlight use. These are the ONLY Bi-colour red/white LEDs created this way, just for railway models!

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