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Just a big WOW!!! That ship all lit up is wild!! I might consider a pot to bring the lights down, then again, it just might be the camera, night with bright lights is hard to photograph, another method is making a voltage divider. They are an effective way of dropping voltage and having full voltage on the same circuit. This simple circuit shows how the larger resistance resistor drop 3.3volts from the circuit, but if the LED needed 5 volts, you could still get it by going from ground to the 5V input. The 3.3Volts would not be felt by the circuit. Using Resistors of equal value, you get equal voltage drops, so a 12 or 24Vcc system could really be cut up and be used to wired all kinds of stuff, and all kinds of voltage levels. :)

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That's great, then you could make different levels of lighting, typically a diode takes 1.5 volts to turn on. You LED's should have a spec sheet. Using a breadboard, you could make different voltage drop and see how long you can get a diode to light up. Also, if you don't expose the Cathode or Anode, you can cut, and Polish the ends to shape LED's. :)