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Flashing Lights

TonyV5TonyV5 Member Posts: 14
edited August 2011 in Building and Techniques
My 4 year old grandson thinks the 8110 Unimog is "WOW, wicked" (his words), and we have fitted power functions lights to the amber beacons on the cab roof, but they don't flash (very serious).
Are there any LEGO electrical parts that can achieve this, rotary or electronic?

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  • Si_UKNZSi_UKNZ NZMember Posts: 4,179
    edited August 2011
    bricklights

  • TonyV5TonyV5 Member Posts: 14
    Thanks, but a bit specialised for me, just need some form of switching that I can adapt for use with LEGO.
  • jgadgetjgadget Member Posts: 181
    If you're prepared to rework the roof lights a bit, you could use the older 9V lights.
    When mounted one way, they are on constantly, and when rotated 180 degrees, they flash.
    You'll need an older 9V battery box and connectors, or you could use a PF to 9V connector cable.
    The light unit is:
    http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=4767
  • rocaorocao Administrator Posts: 4,284
    ^ I completely forgot about this feature, but as soon as you mentioned it, memories of discovering this while building 6990 Futuron Monorail for the first time just flooded back! Thanks
  • Si_UKNZSi_UKNZ NZMember Posts: 4,179
    edited August 2011
    Thanks, but a bit specialised for me, just need some form of switching that I can adapt for use with LEGO.
    Too specialised how? For $15 you can get a full lego-compatible lighting kit including battery, flashing function & 6 lights.
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lego-BRICK-LIGHTS-MINI-kit-Batman-Star-Wars-More-/270643728692?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3f039f9134
    The monorail route will cost about the same but you get less and its a lot more bulky.

  • jwsmartjwsmart Member Posts: 298
    Lifelites work about the same way, and I've ordered a couple of their "jr" kits. Nice & easy to hide in a model: http://lifelites.com/products/list/1
  • TonyV5TonyV5 Member Posts: 14
    Thanks for all the input, I've ordered a kit from LIFELITES, and at $1.64 to the £1 I'm well pleased
  • rocaorocao Administrator Posts: 4,284
    @jwsmart or anyone else that might know: how long does a single battery last in the various lighting configurations?
  • jwsmartjwsmart Member Posts: 298
    @rocao - On the e-lite jr it depends on the duty cycle of the lights... If you have a pattern where most of the lights are off most of the time, it lasts 30-40 hours, I think. I've left them on overnight, and they are still going in the morning, even if they are a bit dimmer.
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