Hey Herg. How have you been? When I visited I thought the brightness was fine at your place.
I like the games to be mostly in a non-directly lit area with background light from other parts of the room. That way the lights of the machine are more impressive. It seems a little more exciting when the pinball lights flashing is the main source of light.
Doing well, thanks for asking. When you were here, I had things lit up a bit more than usual since there were kids and non-pin folk running about. Until now, just dimming worked well, and I don't have any glare issues.
Since you were here, I have sorted out the AFM lighting issues, and realize it plays better in the dark. It's plenty bright to see when you're supposed to, and the difference in Strobe Multiball in the dark vs light is like night and day.