How Lighting Can Transform Your Dollhouse Miniature When it comes to dollhouse miniatures, the right kind of lighting can add that extra touch that really gives the project a special appeal and help makes it look all the more realistic. You'll find that there's a wide selection of lighting you can buy or kits to make your own that can fit any kind of design. Some individuals building new miniatures postpone designing and buying their lights until the very last, but preparing in advance may save you time and money. If you've already completed construction and have it furnished you may still find the right kind of lighting without having to do any more detailed remodeling. Do not forget that the secret is to find the right solution for your lighting needs. The easiest way to light your dollhouse miniatures is to use a tape wiring kit when you are first assembling your project. A lot of these products use copper wiring which is the exact same as the kind found in lamps. The wires are hidden in the tape so that you can conceal it under wallpaper and flooring. If you are not familiar with how the basic concepts of electricity works you may want to practice taking apart an old lamp you no longer need or want. The miniature lamps function in exactly the same way. The parts that are used in smaller circuits may just look different but handle electricity in line with the same principles. To wire your small home you need to first decide the route through the rooms that you would like the tape to have. Use a pencil to lightly draw a line indicating how you will lay out the tape, making sure it runs through all the rooms. Anytime that the tape takes a sharp turn you will need to stop the end of that piece and lay down another piece that should connect to that end. Small metal nails are often used at the ends of the wires to connect them to keep the electricity running from one nail to the next. After the dollhouse has been taped, you'll want to place receptacles or an outlet in each of the rooms that will have lighting in them. For the rooms that have ceiling lamps, a metal pin will be needed that pushes up into the ceiling to make a connection with taped wires. Receptacles will have two long sharp ends that you push into the wall to produce a connection. You'll need a transformer, a switch and a joint splice to test all your wiring to make sure it works properly. Detailed instructions are offered with the lighting kits so you are able to figure out any problems that may come about before you are finished assembling your miniature. When you have a finished project that requires lighting you may purchase a power strip that supports 12v lighting. The power strip will be connected to the transformer. Each light that you use will need a cord to run to the power strip. In most cases, you'll be able to tuck the cords into the corners of the flooring or along the trim so they won't show. You'll be able to test and troubleshoot the lighting after you have plugged everything in. Another choice that is effective if your existing lighting demands a lower voltage is a battery box. No matter what kind of dollhouse miniatures you like creating you can find the right lighting that's easy to install and fun to use for all of your projects. You will have the selection of purchasing ready-made dollhouse miniatures, or you can receive kits to assemble them on your own. To learn more about Lynlott Miniatures Dollhouse Junction, go to their webpage at http://www.dollhousejunction.com/.
How Lighting Can Transform Your Dollhouse Miniature
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