Closest LED to an Incadescent

Started 2 years ago by mandelbloom in forum TechTech: Generic.


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Closest LED to an Incadescent


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    2 years ago
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    Whats the closest thing to an regular lamp from coin taker. I am thinking the frosted warm white vs coolwhite? They also have the retro but I think that will be to bright.


    2 years ago
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    Retros look like incandescent bulbs


    2 years ago
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    for GI or inserts?

    some people like the retro's for GI lighting, as it probably does look closest to incandescents, but personally I prefer the frosted domes in warm white. I haven't tried it yet, but Pinball Center just came out with an "old white" domed LED. That one holds some promise I think.

    For inserts, I'd say the 90 degree from cointaker are closest.

    -Hans


    2 years ago
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    For GI..and its a LOTR which really looks best with regular bulbs so I am trying to get something close to that as I like the less heat and not having to worry about the burning out Inserts area already done with some Pinball Lifes and look nice.


    2 years ago
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    are the retros directional like other LEDs?


    2 years ago
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    I have been very happy with the warm white frosted.


    2 years ago
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    I would go retro from Cointaker...they are pretty close to incandescent bulbs.

    Phoebe


    2 years ago
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    44/47 are not directional 555 are not either because the have the new dual contacts


    2 years ago
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    I use mini warm white from cointaker for inserts and backbox. For GI I still prefer incandescent.


    2 years ago
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    jayhawkai said:

    are the retros directional like other LEDs?

    Retros are supers with a clear dome, I believe. Pretty decent lateral dispersion, though I suspect marority of light output is on-axis.


    2 years ago
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    If you want something that is close to standard bulb, make sure you go with WARM WHITE. Anything else is too blue, IMHO. Cointaker has warm white frosted for $0.69 each. The 'warm white retro' LED's also look good, but are a bit brighter and cost twice as much ($1.29 each).



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