Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Mini electrics & lighting 101

Stockholm dollhouse from the 1977 Lundby catalog
A fully lit Lundby dollhouse is a sight to behold! lights will enhance the realism of your furnished rooms and give them a cozy glow. But mini electrics can be confusing. Have questions about lighting your Lundby dollhouse? Read on for help...

How may lights can one transformer power?
You can light your house and extensions using a single transformer. One transformer (#6060) is designed for one house with one or two extensions, or up to 30 individual bulbs. With too many lights, the bulbs might flicker or burn out, and the transformer could overheat or shut down.

#6060 Lundby transformer from Jester Toys
How do I connect my house and extensions?
Do you have a Stockholm or Gothenburg dollhouse with a niche in the back for an older-style transformer with "feet"? If so, you can set the transformer inside the niche and insert the tiny plug from the transformer into the nearby outlet. Plug one end of a bridging cord (#6097) into the other tiny outlet on the back of the dollhouse.

#6097 bridging cords
Plug the other end of the bridging cord into the extension. Use additional bridging cords to connect any additional extensions.

If you have a Gothenburg dollhouse with one outlet on the back, you can connect the house to an extension with a bridging cord, use another bridging cord to connect that extension to another extension, and run the transformer from the bottom extension to the wall.

If you have a lot of lights and want to be safe, you might want to power your house and each extension with a separate transformer (if you choose that option, do not connect the houses/extensions with bridging cords).

A note of caution
Enjoy your fully lit house in small doses! Never leave a Lundby transformer plugged in permanently. The transformer could overheat and become a fire hazard, and your bulbs will burn out.

See my other posts ("Lundby lighting" category) for tips on powering Lundby houses using older Lundby transformers and links to Lundby transformer leaflets.


  1. I am in the process of trying to renovate my 1971 Lundby home. I have the 6060 transformer, but I am unable to locate the bridge connectors. Any help on where I can find them? Or an alternative?

  2. Thanks for visiting my blog! For 6097 bridging cords, I'd suggest contacting my Lundby friend Sue (founder of the We Love Lundby Club). You can reach her at