The MARS is equipped with an 'Incandescent White' super bright LED. This emits a light similar to that of a regular light bulb. It also projects a very intense light with a nice even projection. The MARS light is directional in operation for DC operators or those utilizing DC motors in their engines. The MARS light will start to illuminate at approximately 4 volts and start it's gyration at a slightly higher voltage. AC operators, with DC motors or utilizing E-Units similar to our #518 or #400, can merely connect the input power to the motor leads and it will operate when the motor is in one direction and not the other. Otherwise, on AC track power, the MARS light will operate continuously without regard to engine direction. The MARS light unit will accept any type of input voltage up to 20 volts. The MARS light can also be used as a stationary device for bridge lights or other applications by merely providing a fixed power source (AC or DC).
The MARS lights 3mm LED item #546 and 5mm LED item #1537 are furnished with double sided mounting tape and includes wire leads for connections. The board size is 0.84" X 1.65". INSTRUCTIONS (PDF file, 73K)
The MARS lights (dual) 3mm LED item #547 and 5mm LED item #1538 are furnished with double sided mounting tape and includes wire leads for connections. The board size is 0.84" X 1.65". INSTRUCTIONS (PDF file, 73K)