User Guide English

Welcome to the LIGHT MY BRICKS USER GUIDE

Light My Bricks LED lighting components are made specifically to complement the LEGO® building system.

This user guide is designed to help you identify the various components of Light my Bricks, as well as ensure proper handling to ensure a trouble free installation.

STRIP LIGHTS

Strip Lights contain two individual LEDs and have a self-adhesive backing which can be used to stick directly on LEGO® 1x6 plates for easy mounting. Strip lights are available in variety of colours.

BIT LIGHTS

Bit Lights are tiny LEDs that can fit underneath and in between LEGO® pieces. Bit lights are available in variety of colours and effects.

EXPANSION BOARDS

Expansion Boards allow connection of multiple components. Simply connect your lights,  connecting cables and power options to an available port on an expansion board to create a circuit.

CONNECTING CABLES

Connecting Cables can be used to link components like strip lights and expansion boards together.

POWER OPTIONS

Light My Bricks have a wide variety of powering options, including
power sourced from Batteries, USB or LEGO® Power Functions.

IMPORTANT THINGS TO NOTE

Light My Bricks components are purposely built to be small enough to fit underneath and between LEGO® bricks. However, this means the components are delicate and should always be handled with care.

LAYING CABLES IN BETWEEN LEGO®

Cables can fit in between and underneath LEGO® piece, plates and tiles providing they are laid correctly between the LEGO® studs. Do NOT forcefully join LEGO® together around cables; instead, ensure they are lying comfortably in between each stud.

CAUTION: Forcing LEGO® to connect over a cable can result in damaging the cable and light.

CONNECTING CABLES TO STRIP LIGHTS

Take extra care when inserting connectors to Strip Lights. Connectors can be inserted only one way. With the strip light facing up, ensure the side of the cable connector with the wires is exposed facing down.

CAUTION: If plug won’t fit easily into a port, don’t force it. Doing so will damage the plug and the port.

CONNECTING CABLES TO EXPANSION BOARDS

Take extra care when inserting connectors to ports of Expansion Boards. Connectors can be inserted only one way. With the expansion board facing up, look for the soldered “=” symbol on the left side of the port. 

The connector side with the wires exposed should be facing toward the soldered “=” symbol as you insert into the port.

If a plug doesn’t fit easily into a port connector, don’t force it. Check that the plug is facing the right way before trying to connect again.

Exposed wires should face toward the “=” sign

Do not force connection. This can bend connector pins

CONNECTING MICRO CABLE CONNECTIONS TO MICRO EXPANSION BOARD PORTS

Take extra care when inserting the micro connectors to micro ports of Micro Expansion Boards. Connecting micro bit lights to micro expansion boards is similar to connecting lights and cables to strip lights. With the expansion board facing up, ensure the side of the connector with the wires exposed is facing down. If a plug won’t fit easily into a port connector, do not force it.
Use your fingernail to push the plastic part of the connector to the micro port.

Exposed wires should face downward

Do not force connection. This can bend connector pins

LED INSTALLATION DIAGRAMM

Below is a wiring diagram example of how the components can be used to light up your LEGO® model.