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Previously model rail-roader had been satisfied if the lights on some houses and some streetlamps would be switched-on or -off from time to time. For exemplary effects  (e.g. neon lamps) special units and modules had to be used.

An absolute exemplary realistic light control will be THE OPTICAL EVENT of any model railway layout.

To make the illumination on a model railway layout to an event nowadays modern technology will be used: besides electric light bulbs and incandescent lamps tiny light emitting diodes (white and blue ones as well), light chains and even high tension light-foils will be used -even inside of moving units. A comfortable light control produces all required effects via software flexible and at low cost.

Light@Night produces all light effects directly with a PC. This enables not only the creation of exemplary, individual light effects and a comfortable configuration but also the application of a simple and cheap hardware. The connection of incandescent lamps and LED`s will be made via an universal Light-Display which has to be connected together with a Light-Interface to a parallel interface port of a Windows-PC. Each Light-Display contains 40 controlled outputs. Up to 4 Light-Displays can be connected in series to each other.

The configuration is very flexible.The light effects can be set to any output by a simple mouse-click. Almost any possible effect used on a model railway layout will be supported. Each effect on each output will be individual and realistic created.

The scope of supply includes a large detailed manual. You will get detailed information for the professional connection of incandescent lamps and LED`s and about the design of light effects on a model railway layout as well as their configuration within the software.

Click here for further details about configuration

Surely you are using presently a PC for monitoring and control of your (digital) model railway layout. You can use this PC for Light@Night as well. 
Or you can find probably an older PC (from Windows 95) which will be excellent for using it for Light@Night.

Technical Data

  • Up to 160 outputs on one PC

  • Creating exemplary on- and off-schwitching effects on each output

  • No excessive programming but simple assignment in accordance to switch groups

  • Non restricted amount of switching groups possible

  • External release of light effects through Railware, keyboard or any contacts

  • Daytimes: dawn, day, dusk and night

PC Requirements

 

Light@Night stand alone on one PC
Windows 95, 98, Me
  • 32MByte main memory
  • graphics board/ monitor with at least 800x800 resolution
  • vacant parallel interface port
Windows NT4, 2000, XP
  • 64MByte main memory
  • graphics board/ monitor with at least 800x800 resolution
  • vacant parallel interface port
Light@Night together with model railway control software
Windows 95, 98, Me
(not recommended)
  • 32MByte vacant main memory in addition to the recommendation of the control software supplier. Minimum 64MByte
  • graphics board/ monitor with at least 800x800 resolution
  • vacant parallel interface port
Windows NT4, 2000, XP
  • 32MByte vacant main memory in addition to the recommendation of the control software supplier. Minimum 128MByte
  • graphics board/ monitor with at least 800x800 resolution
  • vacant parallel interface port

click here for information about the remote control of light effects within the comfort version

click here for information about the coupling of Light@Night with Railware

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