The 1.5mm diameter fiber is the usual first choice in developing your lighting system. This is because it is 2 1/4 times brighter than the 1.0mm diameter fiber and, therefore, typically provides the right lighting for a house on the layout using only one fiber. Larger buildings will require more fibers if all of it is to be lit inside.
The 1.0mm diameter fiber is ideal for street lamps. This is the one that we incorporate into the Dwarvin lamps. Some customers want to create their own lights, for which this fiber is the most recommended.
The 0.75mm fiber is more suitable for car head lights and small lighting applications
The 0.5mm fiber is for the finest of work, where small size matters.
Other fiber sizes can be specially ordered from Dwarvin, but for that you will need to contact Dwarvin by email.
We only sell the highest quality of fiber - inferior brands will not be as bright and are prone to breaking when bent!
How much Fiber?
Many modelers use a 3ft length for each light, sometimes less, sometimes a bit more. For your convenience we have packaged both fibers offered in 30ft bags.
Changing Light Color:
To change the ambiance / color of a particular fiber, add a drop of translucent paint to the end of the fiber. If you are putting this onto the end of the fiber that is inserted into the Lamplighter, make sure the paint is dry prior to inserting the fiber into the Lamplighter box. See the video on how to do this. To create an old world look, I use the Tamiya X-26 Orange Translucent paint, however, you may use whatever paint you like or even a colored marker.