Specialty Lighting

Specialty Lighting & FX

The J2 MEL Series (Micro Effects Light)

The J2 LED Lighting, LLC MEL (Micro Effects Light) is a series of simple low cost LED light sources with a built in DC barrel type connector. The 2.1 x 5.5mm barrel connector is very common for many low voltage DC power applications simplifying the building of a micro effects lighting system in a modular fashion. The MEL operates from 9 – 12 volts DC which allows a simple effects system operating from a 9 volt battery possible. More complex systems with numerous micro effects lights are possible from a 12 volt DC power source. Lighting systems can range from a single MEL to over 100 MELs depending on the complexity of a lighting project.

The MEL is optimized for high light output at 9 volts DC with a nominal power of 0.18 watts operating at 20ma ref. With an input of 12 volts, a power consumption of 0.34 watts is typical, operating at 28ma ref. With input higher than 12 volts there is a diminishing light output due to thermal loading of the LED. The MEL is dimmable by either PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) type dimmers or with variable voltage input from 7 – 12 volts DC. The MEL can be made with pure fully saturated LED colors and with phosphor converted colors for a wide color gamut. The LED lens is water clear with a 30 degree output angle for a narrow beam.

The MEL may be operated from a 9 volt battery for portable applications. When using a 9 volt battery it is recommended that the number of MELs does not exceed six in order to limit the load current to about 120ma for battery life. The MEL is equipped with a barrel connector type DC power jack to mate with a plug of the same type. The MEL uses a positive center power connection. The MEL is compatible with other J2 LED Lighting accessories of the same connector type which include two and three way DC barrel connector splitter cable harnesses, pigtail harnesses, MED1 Micro Effects Dimmers, 9 volt DC barrel battery clips, and DC barrel-to-wire terminal block adapters.

The axial body of the MEL LED is of a small size and molded in black ABS resin. The MEL body overall length is 1.42” (36mm) and the diameter is 0.48” (12.2mm) nominal.

Well suited for various LED lighting applications such as:

  • Scenery / Props / Models / Animatronics / Robotics  
  • Fx- Special effects / costumes  
  • Theatrical stage and set obstruction marking  
  • Theming, décor lighting and promotion display products  
  • Amusement, arcade, gaming and entertainment lighting  
  • Specialty miniature accent lighting, micro fixtures, micro ceiling drop pendant lighting  
  • Sales and trade show displays and signage  

     

     

    Spec sheet: J2_MEL_SPEC.pdf

    App Note: MEL_APP_NOTE.pdf


    The J2 MEL-CF Series (Micro Effects Light- Candle Flame)

    The J2 LED Lighting, LLC MEL-CF (Candle and Flame / Micro Effects Light) is a professional LED flame simulation light source with a built in DC barrel type connector. The 2.1 x 5.5mm barrel connector is common for many low voltage DC power applications simplifying the building of props and scenery effects. The MEL-CF operates from 9–12 volts DC which allows for a simple effects system operating from a 9 volt battery possible. More complex systems with numerous micro effects lights are possible from a 12 volt DC power source.

    Flames are very complex light sources and can be difficult to simulate with LEDs because they are composed predominantly of a spectrum that includes blue, yellow and orange light. The flame emission can produce a color temperature of light typically ranging from 2,100 Kelvin (K) down to 1,000K. The flame’s emission varies throughout this range of color temperatures as it burns. The average color temperatures for specific flame sources are: candles - 1,900K, oil lamps or burning paper - 1,876K, and fast burning soft wood - 1,937K. Some flame source’s Kelvin temperatures will decrease as they burn, such as a wood or paper fire, as light is increasingly emitted from soot, glowing embers and residual matter more than the flames themselves.

    The MEL-CF’s average color temperature is 1,550K when all the light is integrated. The MEL-CF uses a proprietary broad emission luminescent resin that is coated on the inside of the emission dome in a non-uniform fashion which creates anomalies and variations in the light output color temperature for a more natural appearance and ambience. The MEL-CF has a wide spectral color content that provides rich toned specular reflections from scenery and objects.

    The MEL-CF’s light output is equivalent to that of a 1/8” diameter oil lamp or candle wick with a 1⁄2” flame when operated at 9 volts or a 3⁄4” flame when operating at 12 volts. The MEL-CF is optimized for high light output at 9 volts DC with a nominal power of 0.18 watts operating at 20ma ref. The MEL- CF is dimmable by either PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) type dimmers or with variable voltage input from 7 – 12 volts DC. Well suited for various LED lighting applications such as:

  • Stage Scenery / Props / Models  
  • Theatrical Fx- Special effects flames  
  • Simulated candles, oil lamps, lanterns, and torches  
  • Simulated fires, trash barrel fires, camp fires, and fireplaces.  
  • Simulated burning of volatile petrochemicals  

     

     

    Spec sheet: J2_MEL_SPEC.pdf

    App Note: MEL_APP_NOTE.pdf


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    Specialty Lighting

    Specialty Lighting & Architectural Kits


    DISTINCTIVE LIGHTING FOR DIVERSE APPLICATIONS

    Color consistency, luminous efficiency, durability, and practicality were all considerations during the design, development and production of our Channel Lights.

    Specialty Lighting and Architectural - Kits

    J2 LED Lighting LLC offers various series products in kit configuration. Kits for specialty lighting and architectural applications consist of bars and modules sized to an appropriate power supply and dimmer (PSD) kit. Kits typically consist of matched wall mount adapters and a dimmer in wattage increments of 6w, 12w 24w, and 30w.

    The kit configurations find application in various areas, such as for POS (Point Of Sale) retail displays, lighting in industrial settings for workbench shelves and inspection areas, and architectural cabinet work. The kit configurations are well suited to support various custom products made at acrylic fabrication shops such as displays cases, limited build product promotional items, trade show booth displays, and aquariums.

    Available Kits

    1) BLB (Basic Linear Bar)

    The BLB Kit (BLB30-19.7EW/2) includes two 30 LED lighting bars with a total wattage of 13.2w, 1,120 lumens and covering 39.4” linear inches. The kit is supplied with a 30 watt wall adapter for 120 volt AC input and a dimmer to support system expansion up to four 19.7”, 30 LED bars. The light color is enhanced white (9,000K+) favoring the bluer portion of the white light spectrum. The maximum electrical series bar connection is four for a total wattage of 26.4w. See BLB Kit selection chart and BLB30-19.7EW specification sheet link above. Individual bars (BLB30-19.7EW) are offered for system expansion beyond the two provided in the kit.

    2) TPM1 (Through Panel Mount)

    The TPM1 Kit (TPM1-xxWW, -xxR, -xxB) includes lighting modules with a single LED in 12, 24, or 48 count increments. The kit is supplied with a wall adapter for 120 volt AC input and a dimmer. Modules of each increment are available in three light colors: warm white, red, or blue. See TPM1 Kit selection chart and TPM1-xxWW, TPM1-xxR, and TPM1-xxB specification sheet links above, and application note link. Two piece TMP1 sample packages are offered for project evaluation

    FX Special Effects

    LED solutions for prop builders, theater and studio stage set effects.

    J2 LED modules offer versatile special effect lighting options for movie prop builders and stage set designers. J2’s unique LED lighting strings provide easy integration into a design and powering the module strings is achieved with a 12 volt DC system.  Our LED modules have small form factors and robust mechanical attributes along with easy mounting. The J2 LED module strings also provide the designer of custom exhibition and trade show booths with light sources that designers can integrate to enhance the overall design and aesthetic appeal. If your special effects production requires specialty miniature LED lighting, our product series (TPM, CBM, CBB, and SBM) can provide the versatility and easy integration to make your prop and set fabrication a success. We also offer a high output linear bar (BLB) for designs that require a considerable amount of light in small linear area.  Listed below are the key features and sample application