Inner Light

scale model solutions


The most advanced lighting and
sound solutions currently available


NO SOLDERING*. NO RESISTORS. NO COMPUTER CODE. NO LIMITS.



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The Basics:


Inner-Light is an easy to use customisable LED light and sound effects solution designed to be used with any type of scale model. It consists of a tiny but powerful control computer, and several LED light chips which can be connected together in a daisy chain configuration. Each LED can generate multiple colors - ideal for model building lighting, or sci-fi model kit lighting.

Everything about the lighting system is customisable - which means that the exact same components are used, regardless of the type of model you are building, or the lighting effects you want to achieve.

All you need to decide is how many LEDs you require for your model. They interlock together, or you can use interconnecting cables - no soldering, and no computer code writing is required. *Note some LED components require soldering if you decide to use them.

You can even control the lighting and sound effects from an iOS/Android device with a custom user interface - the possibilities are endless.

Read a review from Britmodeler.com here

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Example Model Builds / Wireless app control interfaces using Inner-Light:

















Easy to Use


The Inner Light system was designed for non-technical users - no computer / coding skills or advanced electronics knowledge is needed - the system is plug and play.

pro base controller with LEDs

You can adjust the colors, brightness and light effects even after you install the LEDs in your model via the easy to use web interface.

You can control the lighting and sound effects using physical buttons, an iOS or Android device, perhaps utilising a custom user interface, or using your voice with Amazon Alexa or Google Home.

Whether you are building a sci-fi model starship, World War II aircraft, or model train scenery, you can almost certainly use Inner-Light to enhance your project.

example bespoke iPad interface

Installing the LEDs in your model is easy - only 3 wires are required, the LEDs are daisy chained together. You then refer to each LED in order, and group them together if you want multiple LEDs to have the same color / effect applied.

wiring example




Custom Colors


Each individual light chip is capable of producing any one of over 16.5 million color combinations made up of a red, green, blue and dedicated white micro LED contained within the unit.

You do not have to decide on the color or brightness of the lights during your build, just their physical location in the model.

The colors, brightness, and lighting effects can then all be configured afterwards.

You can also use LED lens caps to send light anywhere in your model using fibre optic strands:

LED chip with Fibre Optic connection, and 10mm circular LED array

Custom Effects


The control computer is capable of affecting any of the light chips, individually or grouped, to produce various effects and transitions.

For example, you may want certains lights flashing alternately between two different colors, with random or specific timing, a set number of times.

Or you may want to fade between different colors over a period of time, or emulate fire, lightning or welding etc.

The pro control computer also has an audio output for playing multiple sound effects to enhance your model.

Pro WiFi Base Computer Controller

Custom Control


There are several options to affect the current lighting scenes, including physical switches wired up to the pro control computer, or by connecting the pro control computer to a standard WiFi network.

By using the wireless network, it then becomes possible to control the lighting via one of several customisable control apps available on iOS or Android, or via services such as IFTTT.com.

Maybe you want to control the lighting effects using your voice, through Amazon Alexa or Google Home.

Or perhaps you want to adjust the lighting based on external conditions - such as the location of your phone, or the weather, or the stock market....

Web configuration example



Pro Quick Start Guide / Documentation


For a more detailed description of the functionality, please refer to the detailed user documentation which can be found here:


System Components



WARNING - all components sold are to be used for the purposes of home use diy scale model building by adults only. There are small parts which may present a choking hazard - it is essential that you keep all components out of reach of children. The LED lights are bright, and it is possible to program the lights to flash rapidly, so care should be taken with regards to epilepsy etc. Components use 5V DC power. Always disconnect the electricity supply before connecting / disconnecting any components.


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Controller Options:

There are two controller options to choose from, Inner Light-Lite and Inner-Light-Pro. Both allow setup and configuration via an adhoc self-generated WiFi connection (and the Pro controller can be configured to join your existing WiFi network if you wish). No programming is required for either controller, setup is via an easy to use app / web interface.

Inner-Light Controller Features Lite Controller
Pro Controller
max number of LEDs 30 1000
setup method iOS / Android app web browser
customisable app control UI
customisable WiFi SSID
max number of scenes 10 unlimited
ability to schedule scenes
effect types available flash,fade flash,fade,chase
LED Types supported RGB RGB,RGBW
integrated audio output
physical button interface
WiFi network mode
dimensions (mm) 55 x 32 x 8 70 x 60 x 24


LED types - do not mix!

Note there are 2 types of LEDs available, RGBW and RGB - both supported by the Pro Controller, however you should not mix the types in a single lighting project. The RGBW chips have a dedicated white LED. The RGB chips come in both circular chip and frosted 5mm standard LED package for improved dispersion of light. The interlocking LEDs require no soldering. Note all the RGB versions are still capable of producing white light.

Choose your currency / location:



For delivery addresses within the USA (and the rest of the world except UK and Europe, alter the currency above for UK/Europe). Note any import charges are not included and may apply.


Computer Controller (one required, also included in starter kits):

Lite Base Controller - NEW! (Quantity 1)

Setup requires an iOS or Android device running the control / setup app. Instructions for downloading the app and configuring the device are included in the quick start guide. Supports RGB LEDs only. Dimensions 55mm x 32mm x 8mm.

Package Contents:
1 x WiFi lite control computer
1 x USB power cable
1 x Inner Light Lite configuration and control software
1 x Interlocking RGB LED
1 x Quick start guide

Important Note:
Power supply NOT included - standard USB 5V supply required, or alternatively purchase the starter kit which includes one


$29.95
$49.95 - save $20.00
In stock
Pro Base Controller (Quantity 1)

You only need to purchase a single base controller, no matter how many models you have, as you can load different configurations to it for each model. Dimensions 70mm x 60mm x 24mm.

Package Contents:
1 x WiFi control computer 1.4GHz 64-bit 512MB RAM
1 x USB power cable
1 x Inner Light configuration and control software


Important Note:
Power supply and cable to connect LEDs NOT included - please refer to the documentation or purchase the Starter Kit




$125.00
$137.00 - save $12.00
In stock



Starter Kits (includes controller):

Lite Controller + Starter Kit - NEW! (Quantity 1)

Setup requires an iOS or Android device running the control / setup app. Instructions for downloading the app and configuring the device are included in the quick start guide. Supports RGB LEDs only.

Package Contents:
1 x WiFi lite control computer
1 x Inner Light configuration and control software
5 x Interlocking RGB interlocking LEDs
1 x 5V DC 2 Amp Power supply
1 x USB power cable
1 x USB extension cable
2 x single RGB LED non-interlocking chips
5 x Fibre Optic 1mm x 30cm lengths
5 x LED to Fibre Optic lens connectors
2 x short LED interconnecting cables
2 x long LED interconnecting cables
1 x Quick start guide



$49.95
$69.95 - save $20.00
In stock
Pro Controller + Starter Kit (Quantity 1)

Everything you need for most small/medium models

You only need to purchase a single base controller, no matter how many models you have, as you can load different configurations to it for each model.

Package Contents:
1 x WiFi pro control computer 1.4GHz 64-bit 512MB RAM
1 x Inner Light configuration and control software
1 x 5V DC 2 Amp Power supply
1 x USB power cable
1 x USB extension cable
5 x single RGBW LED interlocking chips
2 x interlocking RGBW LED strips, each with 5 LEDs
2 x single RGBW LED non-interlocking chips
5 x Fibre Optic 1mm x 30cm lengths
5 x LED to Fibre Optic lens connectors
2 x short LED interconnecting cables
2 x long LED interconnecting cables
1 x Quick Start Guide













$155.00
$166.00 - save $12.00
In stock



4-Channel RGBW LEDs (pro controller only):

Interlocking RGBW LED chips (Quantity 5)

Each LED chip has a red, green, blue and white micro LED inside, and can be controlled individually. Chip diameter 10mm. Each chip interlocks with the next, no soldering required
$7.95
$10.95 - save $3.00
In stock

Interlocking RGBW LED strip with 5 LEDs (Quantity 1 strip)

This strip has 5 LEDs. Each LED chip has a red, green, blue and white micro LED inside. Each LED can be controlled individually. No soldering is required, the strips interlock with the LEDs or other strips / cables.
$3.95
In stock

Non-Interlocking RGBW LED chips (Quantity 5)

Each LED chip has a red, green, blue and white micro LED inside, and can be controlled individually. Chip diameter 10mm. Note - soldering is required
$2.95
$3.95 - save $1.00
In stock



3-Channel RGB LEDs (either controller):

Interlocking RGB LED chips (Quantity 5)

Each LED chip has a red, green and blue micro LED inside, and can be controlled individually. Chip diameter 10mm. Each chip interlocks with the next, no soldering required
$7.95
$10.95 - save $3.00
In stock
Interlocking RGB LED strip with 5 LEDs (Quantity 1 strip)

This strip has 5 LEDs. Each LED chip has a red, green and blue micro LED inside. Each LED can be controlled individually. No soldering is required, the strips interlock with the LEDs or other strips / cables.
$3.95
In stock

Non-Interlocking RGB LED chips (Quantity 5)

Each LED chip has a red, green and blue micro LED inside, and can be controlled individually. Chip diameter 7mm.
Note - soldering is required
$2.95
$3.95 - save $1.00
In stock
Non-Interlocking RGB 5mm LED chips (Quantity 5)

Each LED chip has a red, green and blue micro LED inside, and can be controlled individually. Standard 5mm LED package. The two center pins are power, longest pin is +5VDC, the other is ground. The outer pin next to +5V is data out, the other outer pin is data in. Note - soldering is required
$6.95
In stock
Non-Interlocking RGB 1.5mm Nano LED chips (Quantity 10)

Each tiny LED chip has a red, green and blue micro LED inside, and can be controlled individually. Size 1.5mm x 1.5mm. The arrow on the underside of the chip points to the +5V connection, then moving clockwise the connections are then Data Out, Ground and Data In. Note and WARNING - soldering is required, these nano LEDs are difficult to solder due to their size.
$1.50
In stock
Non-Interlocking RGB circular 10mm Nano x 8 LED array (Quantity 1)

This component features 8 of the Nano LEDs arranged in a circular pattern. Useful for many applications. Each of the 8 LEDs has a red, green and blue micro LED inside, and each can be controlled individually, or as a group. Diameter 10mm.
Note - soldering is required.

$7.95
In stock
Non-Interlocking RGB circular 30mm x 8 LED array (Quantity 1)

This component features 8 RGB LEDs arranged in a circular pattern with a central 15mm diameter hole. Useful for many applications. Each of the 8 LEDs has a red, green and blue micro LED inside, and each can be controlled individually, or as a group. Diameter 30mm.
Note - soldering is required.

$5.95
In stock
Non-Interlocking 7mm RGB strip x 15cm (Quantity 1 strip)

This is a tightly packed RGB LED strip, 7mm wide, sold in 15cm lengths (containing 22 LEDs) Useful for many applications. Each of the LEDs has a red, green and blue micro LED inside, and each can be controlled individually, or as a group. Contact me if larger specific lengths are required.
Note - soldering is required.

$11.95
In stock



Accessories:

Expansion Board (Pro Controller Only) - NEW (Quantity 1)

This board allows you to control up to 6 x 5V DC devices, eg standard LEDs (including dimming), Relays, Laser Modules etc, as if they were addressable LEDs on the data chain. The board uses the same protocol as WS2811 / SK6815 addressable LEDs. 2 On board RGB LEDs are also incuded, which can be used with the fibre optic connectors if required. Multiple boards can be daisy chained together, or inserted anywhere on the addressable LED data line. The board takes up either 4 x RGB LED slots, or 3 x RGBW slots - it is compatible with either type of LED system. 500mA max per output.

Compatible with the InnerLight Pro controller, or can be used in any standard neopixel / WS281x project. Note soldering is required (solderless version available on request)
$26.95
In stock
Short Interconnecting Cables (Quantity 5)

Each cable is approximately 6cm long and connects to either our strips or interlocking LEDs. Cables can be daisy chained together to increase the length if required.
$2.95
In stock
Long Interconnecting Cables (Quantity 5)

Each cable is approximately 21cm long and connects to either our strips or interlocking LEDs. Cables can be daisy chained together to increase the length if required.
$3.95
In stock
Audio Pack - Speaker and Amplifier (Quantity 1)

Whilst the pro base controller has an audio output via line out / headphone jack, it has no built in amplifier. This audio pack gives a powered audio output to a 3W 4Ohm speaker using a 5V DC 2.5W mono amplifier with adjustable gain. Includes all necessary cabling to connect to the pro base controller / power. Speaker dimensions 30mm x 70mm. Amplifier dimensions 25mm x 15mm.
$17.50
In stock
Fibre Optic LED lens and cable (Quantity 5)

Each lens connects to the LED chips to provide a way of routing fibre optic cable to another location. Fibre optic cable approx 30cm length per strand.
Note these are included in the starter kits.
$1.50
In stock
Controller power supply and cables (Quantity 1)

5V DC 2A USB power supply (correct country version will be supplied) with USB extension lead and USB Controller / LED connection lead.
Note these are included in the Pro Controller Starter Kit.
$17.50
In stock

For delivery addresses within the UK. For other countries please change currency above.

Computer Controller (one required, also included in starter kits):

Lite Base Controller - NEW! (Quantity 1)

Setup requires an iOS or Android device running the control / setup app. Instructions for downloading the app and configuring the device are included in the quick start guide. Supports RGB LEDs only. Dimensions 55mm x 32mm x 8mm.

Package Contents:
1 x WiFi lite control computer
1 x USB power cable
1 x Inner Light Lite configuration and control software
1 x Interlocking RGB LED
1 x Quick start guide

Important Note:
Power supply NOT included - standard USB 5V supply required, or alternatively purchase the starter kit which includes one


£19.95
£34.95 - save £15.00
In stock
Pro Base Controller (Quantity 1)

You only need to purchase a single base controller, no matter how many models you have, as you can load different configurations to it for each model. Dimensions 70mm x 60mm x 24mm.

Package Contents:
1 x WiFi control computer 1.4GHz 64-bit 512MB RAM
1 x Inner Light configuration and control software


Important Note:
Power supply and cable to connect LEDs NOT included - please refer to the documentation or purchase the Starter Kit




£95.00
£105.00 save £10.00
In stock



Starter Kits (includes controller):

Lite Controller + Starter Kit - NEW! (Quantity 1)

Setup requires an iOS or Android device running the control / setup app. Instructions for downloading the app and configuring the device are included in the quick start guide. Supports RGB LEDs only.

Package Contents:
1 x WiFi lite control computer
1 x Inner Light configuration and control software
5 x Interlocking RGB interlocking LEDs
1 x 5V DC 2 Amp Power supply
1 x USB power cable
1 x USB extension cable
2 x single RGB LED non-interlocking chips
5 x Fibre Optic 1mm x 30cm lengths
5 x LED to Fibre Optic lens connectors
2 x short LED interconnecting cables
2 x long LED interconnecting cables
1 x Quick start guide



£39.95
£54.95 - save £15.00
In stock
Pro Controller + Starter Kit
(Quantity 1)

Everything you need for most small/medium models

You only need to purchase a single base controller, no matter how many models you have, as you can load different configurations to it for each model.

Package Contents:
1 x WiFi control computer 1.4GHz 64-bit 512MB RAM
1 x Inner Light configuration and control software
1 x 5V DC 2 Amp Power supply
1 x USB power cable
1 x USB extension cable
5 x single RGBW LED interlocking chips
2 x interlocking RGBW LED strips, each with 5 LEDs
2 x single RGBW LED non-interlocking chips
5 x Fibre Optic 1mm x 30cm lengths
5 x LED to Fibre Optic lens connectors
2 x short LED interconnecting cables
2 x long LED interconnecting cables
1 x Quick Start Guide












£120.00
£127.00 save £7.00
In stock



4-Channel RGBW LEDs (pro controller only):

Interlocking RGBW LED chips (Quantity 5)

Each LED chip has a red, green, blue and white micro LED inside, and can be controlled individually. Chip diameter 10mm. Each chip interlocks with the next, no soldering required
£5.95
£7.95 save £2.00
In stock
Interlocking RGBW LED strip with 5 LEDs (Quantity 1 strip)

This strip has 5 LEDs. Each LED chip has a red, green, blue and white micro LED inside. Each LED can be controlled individually. No soldering is required, the strips interlock with the LEDs or other strips / cables.


£2.95
In stock
Non-Interlocking RGBW LED chips
(Quantity 5)

Each LED chip has a red, green, blue and white micro LED inside, and can be controlled individually. Chip diameter 10mm. Note - soldering is required
£1.95
£2.95 save £1.00
In stock



3-Channel RGB LEDs (either controller):

Interlocking RGB LED chips (Quantity 5)

Each LED chip has a red, green and blue micro LED inside, and can be controlled individually. Chip diameter 10mm. Each chip interlocks with the next, no soldering required
£5.95
£7.95 - save £2.00
In stock
Interlocking RGB LED strip with 5 LEDs (Quantity 1 strip)

This strip has 5 LEDs. Each LED chip has a red, green and blue micro LED inside. Each LED can be controlled individually. No soldering is required, the strips interlock with the LEDs or other strips / cables.


£2.95
In stock
Non-Interlocking RGB LED chips (Quantity 5)

Each LED chip has a red, green and blue micro LED inside, and can be controlled individually. Chip diameter 7mm.
Note - soldering is required
£1.95
£2.95 - save £1.00
In stock
Non-Interlocking RGB 5mm LED chips (Quantity 5)

Each LED chip has a red, green and blue micro LED inside, and can be controlled individually. Standard 5mm LED package. The two center pins are power, longest pin is +5VDC, the other is ground. The outer pin next to +5V is data out, the other outer pin is data in. Note - soldering is required
£4.95
In stock
Non-Interlocking RGB 1.5mm Nano LED chips (Quantity 10)

Each tiny LED chip has a red, green and blue micro LED inside, and can be controlled individually. Size 1.5mm x 1.5mm. The arrow on the underside of the chip points to the +5V connection, then moving clockwise the connections are then Data Out, Ground and Data In. Note and WARNING - soldering is required, these nano LEDs are difficult to solder due to their size.
£0.95
In stock
Non-Interlocking RGB circular 10mm Nano x 8 LED array (Quantity 1)

This component features 8 of the Nano LEDs arranged in a circular pattern. Useful for many applications. Each of the 8 LEDs has a red, green and blue micro LED inside, and each can be controlled individually, or as a group. Diameter 10mm.
Note - soldering is required.

£7.95
In stock
Non-Interlocking RGB circular 30mm x 8 LED array (Quantity 1)

This component features 8 RGB LEDs arranged in a circular pattern with a central 15mm diameter hole. Useful for many applications. Each of the 8 LEDs has a red, green and blue micro LED inside, and each can be controlled individually, or as a group. Diameter 30mm.
Note - soldering is required.

£3.95
In stock
Non-Interlocking 7mm RGB strip x 15cm (Quantity 1 strip)

This is a tightly packed RGB LED strip, 7mm wide, sold in 15cm lengths (containing 22 LEDs) Useful for many applications. Each of the LEDs has a red, green and blue micro LED inside, and each can be controlled individually, or as a group. Contact me if larger specific lengths are required.
Note - soldering is required.

£8.95
In stock



Accessories:

Expansion Board (Pro Controller Only) - NEW (Quantity 1)

This board allows you to control up to 6 x 5V DC devices, eg standard LEDs (including dimming), Relays, Laser Modules etc, as if they were addressable LEDs on the data chain. The board uses the same protocol as WS2811 / SK6815 addressable LEDs. 2 On board RGB LEDs are also incuded, which can be used with the fibre optic connectors if required. Multiple boards can be daisy chained together, or inserted anywhere on the addressable LED data line. The board takes up either 4 x RGB LED slots, or 3 x RGBW slots - it is compatible with either type of LED system. 500mA max per output.

Compatible with the InnerLight Pro controller, or can be used in any standard neopixel / WS281x project. Note soldering is required (solderless version available on request)
£19.95
In stock
Short Interconnecting Cables (Quantity 5)

Each cable is approximately 6cm long and connects to either our strips or interlocking LEDs. Cables can be daisy chained together to increase the length if required.
£1.95
In stock
Long Interconnecting Cables (Quantity 5)

Each cable is approximately 21cm long and connects to either our strips or interlocking LEDs. Cables can be daisy chained together to increase the length if required.
£2.95
In stock
Audio Pack - Speaker and Amplifier (Quantity 1)

Whilst the pro base controller has an audio output via line out / headphone jack, it has no built in amplifier. This audio pack gives a powered audio output to a 3W 4Ohm speaker using a 5V DC 2.5W mono amplifier with adjustable gain. Includes all necessary cabling to connect to the pro base controller / power. Speaker dimensions 30mm x 70mm. Amplifier dimensions 25mm x 15mm.
£12.50
In stock
Fibre Optic LED lens and cable (Quantity 5)

Each lens connects to the LED chips to provide a way of routing fibre optic cable to another location. Fibre optic cable approx 30cm length per strand.
Note these are included in the starter kits.
£0.95
In stock
Controller power supply and cables (Quantity 1)

5V DC 2A USB power supply (correct country version will be supplied) with USB extension lead and USB Controller / LED connection lead.
Note these are included in the Pro Controller Starter Kit.
£12.50
In stock

Only for delivery addresses within Europe. Note any import charges are not included and may apply.

Computer Controller (one required, also included in starter kits):

Lite Base Controller - NEW! (Quantity 1)

Setup requires an iOS or Android device running the control / setup app. Instructions for downloading the app and configuring the device are included in the quick start guide. Supports RGB LEDs only. Dimensions 55mm x 32mm x 8mm.

Package Contents:
1 x WiFi lite control computer
1 x USB power cable
1 x Inner Light Lite configuration and control software
1 x Interlocking RGB LED
1 x Quick start guide

Important Note:
Power supply NOT included - standard USB 5V supply required, or alternatively purchase the starter kit which includes one


€24.95
€39.95 - save €15.00
In stock
Pro Base Controller
(Quantity 1)

You only need to purchase a single base controller, no matter how many models you have, as you can load different configurations to it for each model. Dimensions 70mm x 60mm x 24mm.

Package Contents:
1 x WiFi control computer 1.4GHz 64-bit 512MB RAM
1 x Inner Light configuration and control software


Important Note:
Power supply and cable to connect LEDs NOT included - please refer to the documentation or purchase the Starter Kit


€115.00
€125.00 - save €10.00
In stock



Starter Kits (includes controller):

Lite Controller + Starter Kit - NEW! (Quantity 1)

Setup requires an iOS or Android device running the control / setup app. Instructions for downloading the app and configuring the device are included in the quick start guide. Supports RGB LEDs only.

Package Contents:
1 x WiFi lite control computer
1 x Inner Light configuration and control software
5 x Interlocking RGB interlocking LEDs
1 x 5V DC 2 Amp Power supply
1 x USB power cable
1 x USB extension cable
2 x single RGB LED non-interlocking chips
5 x Fibre Optic 1mm x 30cm lengths
5 x LED to Fibre Optic lens connectors
2 x short LED interconnecting cables
2 x long LED interconnecting cables
1 x Quick start guide



€44.95
€59.95 - save €15.00
In stock
Pro Controller + Starter Kit
(Quantity 1)

Everything you need for most small/medium models

You only need to purchase a single base controller, no matter how many models you have, as you can load different configurations to it for each model.

Package Contents:
1 x WiFi control computer 1.4GHz 64-bit 512MB RAM
1 x Inner Light configuration and control software
1 x 5V DC 2 Amp Power supply
1 x USB power cable
1 x USB extension cable
5 x single RGBW LED interlocking chips
2 x interlocking RGBW LED strips, each with 5 LEDs
2 x single RGBW LED non-interlocking chips
5 x Fibre Optic 1mm x 30cm lengths
5 x LED to Fibre Optic lens connectors
2 x short LED interconnecting cables
2 x long LED interconnecting cables
1 x Quick Start Guide












€140.00
€150.00 - save €10.00
In stock



4-Channel RGBW LEDs (pro controller only):

Interlocking RGBW LED chips (Quantity 5)

Each LED chip has a red, green, blue and white micro LED inside, and can be controlled individually. Chip diameter 10mm. Each chip interlocks with the next, no soldering required
€6.95
€9.00 - save €2.05
In stock
Interlocking RGBW LED strip with 5 LEDs (Quantity 1 strip)

This strip has 5 LEDs. Each LED chip has a red, green, blue and white micro LED inside. Each LED can be controlled individually. No soldering is required, the strips interlock with the LEDs or other strips / cables.
€3.50
In stock
Non-Interlocking RGBW LED chips (Quantity 5)

Each LED chip has a red, green, blue and white micro LED inside, and can be controlled individually. Chip diameter 10mm. Note - soldering is required
€2.50
€3.50 - save €1.00
In stock



3-Channel RGB LEDs (either controller):

Interlocking RGB LED chips (Quantity 5)

Each LED chip has a red, green and blue micro LED inside, and can be controlled individually. Chip diameter 10mm. Each chip interlocks with the next, no soldering required
€6.95
€9.00 - save €2.05
In stock
Interlocking RGB LED strip with 5 LEDs (Quantity 1 strip)

This strip has 5 LEDs. Each LED chip has a red, green and blue micro LED inside. Each LED can be controlled individually. No soldering is required, the strips interlock with the LEDs or other strips / cables.
€3.50
In stock
Non-Interlocking RGB LED chips (Quantity 5)

Each LED chip has a red, green and blue micro LED inside, and can be controlled individually. Chip diameter 7mm.
Note - soldering is required
€2.50
€3.50 - save €1.00
In stock
Non-Interlocking RGB 5mm LED chips (Quantity 5)

Each LED chip has a red, green and blue micro LED inside, and can be controlled individually. Standard 5mm LED package. The two center pins are power, longest pin is +5VDC, the other is ground. The outer pin next to +5V is data out, the other outer pin is data in. Note - soldering is required
€5.95
In stock
Non-Interlocking RGB 1.5mm Nano LED chips (Quantity 10)

Each tiny LED chip has a red, green and blue micro LED inside, and can be controlled individually. Size 1.5mm x 1.5mm. The arrow on the underside of the chip points to the +5V connection, then moving clockwise the connections are then Data Out, Ground and Data In. Note and WARNING - soldering is required, these nano LEDs are difficult to solder due to their size.
€1.25
In stock
Non-Interlocking RGB circular 10mm Nano x 8 LED array (Quantity 1)

This component features 8 of the Nano LEDs arranged in a circular pattern. Useful for many applications. Each of the 8 LEDs has a red, green and blue micro LED inside, and each can be controlled individually, or as a group. Diameter 10mm.
Note - soldering is required.
€8.95
In stock
Non-Interlocking RGB circular 30mm x 8 LED array (Quantity 1)

This component features 8 RGB LEDs arranged in a circular pattern with a central 15mm diameter hole. Useful for many applications. Each of the 8 LEDs has a red, green and blue micro LED inside, and each can be controlled individually, or as a group. Diameter 30mm.
Note - soldering is required.
€4.95
In stock
Non-Interlocking 7mm RGB strip x 15cm (Quantity 1 strip)

This is a tightly packed RGB LED strip, 7mm wide, sold in 15cm lengths (containing 22 LEDs) Useful for many applications. Each of the LEDs has a red, green and blue micro LED inside, and each can be controlled individually, or as a group. Contact me if larger specific lengths are required.
Note - soldering is required.
€9.95
In stock



Accessories:

Expansion Board (Pro Controller Only) - NEW (Quantity 1)

This board allows you to control up to 6 x 5V DC devices, eg standard LEDs (including dimming), Relays, Laser Modules etc, as if they were addressable LEDs on the data chain. The board uses the same protocol as WS2811 / SK6815 addressable LEDs. 2 On board RGB LEDs are also incuded, which can be used with the fibre optic connectors if required. Multiple boards can be daisy chained together, or inserted anywhere on the addressable LED data line. The board takes up either 4 x RGB LED slots, or 3 x RGBW slots - it is compatible with either type of LED system. 500mA max per output.

Compatible with the InnerLight Pro controller, or can be used in any standard neopixel / WS281x project. Note soldering is required (solderless version available on request)
€24.95
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Short Interconnecting Cables (Quantity 5)

Each cable is approximately 6cm long and connects to either our strips or interlocking LEDs. Cables can be daisy chained together to increase the length if required.
€2.50
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Long Interconnecting Cables (Quantity 5)

Each cable is approximately 21cm long and connects to either our strips or interlocking LEDs. Cables can be daisy chained together to increase the length if required.
€3.50
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Audio Pack - Speaker and Amplifier (Quantity 1)

Whilst the pro base controller has an audio output via line out / headphone jack, it has no built in amplifier. This audio pack gives a powered audio output to a 3W 4Ohm speaker using a 5V DC 2.5W mono amplifier with adjustable gain. Includes all necessary cabling to connect to the pro base controller / power. Speaker dimensions 30mm x 70mm. Amplifier dimensions 25mm x 15mm.
€14.50
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Fibre Optic LED lens and cable (Quantity 5)

Each lens connects to the LED chips to provide a way of routing fibre optic cable to another location. Fibre optic cable approx 30cm length per strand.
Note these are included in the starter kits.
€1.25
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Controller power supply and cables (Quantity 1)

5V DC 2A USB power supply (correct country version will be supplied) with USB extension lead and USB Controller / LED connection lead.
Note these are included in the Controller Starter Kit.
€14.50
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I want you to be completely satisfied with your purchase. If you are not, simply contact me within 14 days of receiving it, and send it back for a refund.





Frequently Asked Questions



Is Inner-Light suitable for my scale model kit?

Yes - almost certainly. It doesn't matter what your model kit is, or what lighting effects you want to achieve - everything is configurable. Please contact me if you are unsure, but the solution is designed to work with any model.

Why did you create this lighting system?

Scale models are all about precision. After building many models as a hobby, I became frustrated with the existing lighting kits available. They all suffered from the same shortcomings, namely:

They were model specific.
The color and brightness of the lights could not be altered, certainly not after they were installed.
The lighting effects, if any, were limited and could not be altered
They required too many wires! This system just needs 3 in total, no matter how many lights you have.
They could not be controlled across a network.

I wanted a neat, flexible, upgradable modular solution which would allow complete control over every aspect of the lighting, no matter what model you were building.

How many light chips can be connected together?

At least 1000 with the Pro Controller, provided that they are powered correctly (please refer to the documentation). Using the supplied cables & power supply (5VDC 2 Amp), I recommend no more than 100, which is more than enough for most models - though it depends whether all the LEDs will be on at the same time, as the LEDs draw very little power when not illuminated. You can also reduce the maximum brightness of the entire system, which allows you to have more lights illuminated at the same time. However, at maximum brightness each LED can theoretically draw 60mA (20mA for a single colour eg red or dedicated white)

How bright are the lights?

Extremely bright, if you want them to be. Usually you will want to dim them down (via the configuration software) to provide the desired lighting effect.

How do I control the lights?

There are several options. The lights will all go to a pre-determined state when the controller is powered up. You can then either use physical buttons wired up to the pro controller, or you can connect the pro controller to a WiFi network and control the lights with a web browser. By default the controllers will also broadcast their own WiFi network which you can connect to for configuration and control. You can also control them via any 3rd party app or system capable of sending standard http commands.

How do I control the lights with an app?

There are several control apps available for iOS and Android which allow you to create a customised user interface and send IP commands to control the lights. Contact me for details and an example configuration file.

How do I control the lights with Amazon Alexa or Google Home?

via IFTTT.com using the Webhooks service - contact me for instructions.

How many physical control buttons can be connected to the pro controller?

Up to 8 can be used to change the lighting, plus one for shutting the system down, and another for powering it up, if required. (The controller will power up automatically when power is applied)

Can I also control standard LED lights, or relays etc with the solution?

Yes - there are 5 general purpose 3.3V DC output pins on the pro controller which can be turned on or off. These can control standard LEDs, motors, or any powered output. There is also an expansion board which lets you control 6 generic 5V DC outputs, per board.

Is the system compatible with NeoPixel / WS2812 / SK6812 addressable LEDs?

Yes it is - but we recommend you only use ones purchased from this website.

What are the specifications of the pro control computer?

It is an RPi 3 Model A+ unit - 1.4GHz 64-bit quad-core processor, 512MB RAM, dual-band wireless LAN.

Can I use one control computer to control several different models?

Yes - you can save and load different configurations to the pro controller whenever you wish to swap between models

Can I use one control computer to control several models at the same time?

Yes - provided the lights are all connected together in a single chain





About Me

I have been building sci-fi scale models for many years as a hobby in my spare time. My professional background is in high end automation and control systems, particularly large scale lighting systems used in some of the largest buildings in the world. I decided to use my expertise to develop the Inner-Light system in the hope that it would be used by those like me who appreciate the benefits that a flexible modular lighting system can offer.

If you would like to contact me, please use the instant chat service if available, or send an email to:

info@scalectronics.com

Please note as I have a separate full time job and run this website in my spare time, I cannot always reply immediately, but I will respond - typically within 12 hours, or sooner.