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Multi Colour 12 LED Circular Light Board with 3/4S JST-XH Connector

Multi Colour 12 LED Circular Light Board with 3/4S JST-XH Connector


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As multirotors are symmetrical, orientation can be challenging. A simple solution is to attach a bright light source on your drone to give you a clear reference of its heading. This circular LED board contains 12 SMA LEDs that produce a very bright light which can be seen easily night or day. You can even choose between 6 colours, various different modes including strobing, and change LED brightness all via the program buttons on the board itself. It runs off 12 to 16 volts so if you are using a 3s or 4s LiPo battery the wiring couldn't be easier; it has a 4 pin JST-XH connector which simply plugs it into the balance connector of your battery. If you use 4S, you will need to replace the 4 pin JST-XH with the provided 5 pin JST-XH connector. The light board also comes with an adhesive pad, so it literally takes only seconds to mount it to any multirotor. For those with the DJI Phantom, it looks great attached to the battery door.

  • Input voltage: 12-16v (3-4s LiPo)
  • Connector: 4 / 5 Pin JST-XH (3 /4 s LiPo Balance Port)
  • Colour: 6 colour patterns
  • Modes:  Solid, strobing and colour cycling.
  • Diameter: 34mm
  • Cable length: 15cm 
  • Weight: 7g

How to light your multirotor: Lighting is obviously a necessity for nighttime flying, however it's also really helpful when flying in daylight. Unlike helicopters, multicopters typically lack defining features to help with orientation; lighting is therefore a great solution. It makes most sense to employ a navigational lighting setup - Red on the Port (left) side, Green on the Starboard (right) side and a white strobe astern. When it comes to selecting your lights there are lots of options: LEDs, HPLEDs (High power LEDs), Stripe lights and Strobes. Regular LEDs are inexpensive and come in an array of colours. While they consume little power, LEDs are best suited to nighttime applications as they are usually too dim to be seen in bright daylight. Alternatively the next generation of LEDS, HPLEDs are much brighter. They can be driven by much greater currents meaning that some can emit over 1000 lumens. At night they can be seen for miles but more importantly they are visible in bright daylight. Since overheating is destructive, HPLEDs must be mounted on a heat sink to allow for heat dissipation. Both regular and HP LEDs are easy to wire up - however note that LEDs will only light up with correct electrical polarity and that they have a maximum current rating which must not be exceeded. To limit the amount of current through an LED a suitable resistor should be used. Strips lights are fun when it comes to night flights and are fantastic for orientation purposes. Some can be powered/controlled with an LED RGB Driver to cycle between different modes and colours. LEDs of all types can be turned into a strobe by using asuitable controller, strobes have the added bonus of low power consumption. The key to all lighting installations is to think about voltage and current requirements, a voltage regulator/UBEC will usually be necessary to help meet this requirements. Finally it is advisable to power lights from a separate battery to your flight battery.

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