Mars Light, 3mm
The MARS effect is achieved utilizing a high intensity
ultra-bright incandescent white LED. This type of LED produces
light similar to that of a regular filament light bulb. The MARS is
usable in locomotives, on top of water tanks, towers,
ambulances, fire trucks, or caboose's. Wherever the effect is
The MARS is designed to operate from track or motor power
and is directional in operation for DC operators, or those
utilizing DC motors in their engines with any type of track power
(AC, DC, DCC, Radio Receiver - track or battery powered). The
MARS light will start to illuminate at approximately 4 volts DC
and start it's gyration at a slightly higher voltage. AC operators,
with DC motors or utilizing E-Units similar to DALLEE #518 or
#400, can merely connect the input power to the motor leads
and the MARS 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. For stationary operation, a fixed AC or DC voltage
may be used.
The MARS will accept any type of input voltage up to 24 volts.
It consumes only a few milliamps to operate. It can also be
powered with a 9 volt battery or fixed voltage AC, DC, DCC or
other, for those seeking constant operational settings.
The MARS is furnished with double sided mounting tape and
includes wire leads. If an on/off switch is desired, item #524
does the job.
Item #547 is a dual mars light which contains two incandescent
white LED's which work in unison.