Thoughtfully done dollhouse lighting does to a miniature dollhouse what a conducive lighting system does to your home. From chandeliers, table lamps, ceiling lights, wall lights to other decorative lights, there is a whole range to make choice from. Dollhouse collectors add dollhouse lighting to give a more life like appearance to their prized collection. This makes dollhouse lighting score high on the dollhouse and miniature collectables enthusiasts’ list. These lighting systems make the collectables display more presentable and thus add value to the dollhouse.
Over the years dollhouse lighting transformed from mere decorative add-ons to the real electric dollhouse mandates. No dollhouse seems complete without them. There are two ways of installing dollhouse lighting: copper tape wire method and twin wire method.
In copper tape wire method thin strips of adhesive copper are used as wiring for dollhouse lighting. Two parallel lines of the copper tape/ wire run through the house, forming a continuous loop of current. In the twin wire/ socket strip method a combination of wires and sockets are used to connect the dollhouse lighting system with the power source. It is fast replacing the copper tape method because it is easier to modify and install and it does not break. Also it is cheaper than copper tape method.
Though installing these tiny electrical fittings may seem like a tedious job, it is rather easy to do them, following a few simple steps. Firstly, decide the location where you want to install dollhouse lighting. This will give you an idea of the number of lights and thus the kind of transformer and socket board you would be using for your dollhouse lighting. The right kind of transformer and socket board are important to ensure efficient electricity consumption and safety.
If you are running low on budget, you can choose to install the dollhouse lighting in one dollhouse room at a time. It is advisable to begin installing the dollhouse lighting system from the bottom floor rooms so that the upper floor’s flooring can neatly cover the wiring.