Making an LED to light up like a Bulb
Hans Nouwens working on LEDs for the layout at Railz MiniWorld explains his solution.
"Using a small piece of sanding paper, sand down the LED's round top
(not too much!) and rough up the rest. This will make the beam into a surround light."
The following three pictures from Hans Nouwens, show the change brought about by this solution. This process has been used to convert LEDs to emit light very close to a bulb, on a large scale at RailzMiniWorld.
You can click each image to see its enlarged version.
So we decided to try it with our W3 LEDs.
This is what we got:
In the first picture, a normal dome type LED is on the left. On the right side is the same with the top and sides sanded a bit, as suggested above.
This is a quick way to make one when urgently needed. We now have "Milky" LEDs available in our SHOP. Please see them in our LED section.