You have any problems with cointaker ultras?

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    2 years, 11 months ago
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    I have installed a single purple cointaker ultra lights in PZ, CP and WH2O. The one I put in WH2O blew and went from purple to red. I put another one in and it blew completely.

    In PZ it lasted for a week and then blew.

    CP no problems.

    Is this due to PZ and WH2O being older machines? All the other led's work fine.

    Has anyone else had problems with the ultra's from cointaker?


    2 years, 11 months ago
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    I haven't had any problems with mine they work great where did you put them?


    2 years, 11 months ago
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    I just put 1 in the GI on each machine.


    2 years, 11 months ago
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    how much do they cost?


    2 years, 11 months ago
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    2.50 a bulb


    2 years, 11 months ago
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    That's wierd they should work in all machines. My tz and Addams are fully converted to LEDs and 70% are ultra bright LEDs


    2 years, 11 months ago
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    I have had no problems with any that I have used in TZ ,STNG, and BOP.


    2 years, 11 months ago
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    No issues with mine working. They are a little loose in the spotlight sockets in my SM so I put electrical tape around the base under the wires. But they work fine. Call them, I bet they send replacements.


    2 years, 11 months ago
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    Thanks for the input....maybe it was just the one's I got...I'll try again.


    2 years, 11 months ago
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    I have had a few here and there go bad. But, I emailed Chris or Melissa and they send out replacements every time with no questions. The ultras can break easy when twisted into place I have learned that you can sand the solder off of them in that case if they do not twist easily. Love the lights though.


    2 years, 11 months ago
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    I put electrical tape around the base under the wires

    I have three that I use for my spiderman spotlights and they are always coming out. I will have to try this.


    2 years, 11 months ago
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    Yea it is important to sand the solder down if they don't fit well or don't twist in easily. Like coasterguy mentioned they break easily if you twist too hard. I had to sand a good number of them down when I put them in my TOTAN.

    I have had no problems with the purple ultras from Cointaker and I had about 7 to 8 of them in. Some do break but as mentioned above Cointaker is good about replacing the bad ones.


    2 years ago
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    I was adding some today and a few didn't work but all I had to do was move the wire to the outside a bit and they were fine.
    Here are a few pics, nice and bright and I didn't need the reflectors that don't really do anything with these.


    2 years ago
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    A few more.
    Pics and video don't really capture the look.


    2 years ago
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    Love the ultras, only problem is they can be too bright in some spots. Their retros are mega cool for GI's


    2 years ago
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    Yes ultras brights are great for upper PF applications out of direct eye view. I have 2 in the upper PF on my High Speed. It gives the upper back area a nice green glow and not blinding at all from player as they are not in direct eye view. Them lights are bright, but difinitely a nice touch to your game.


    2 years ago
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    what colors are you using for those spotlights on SM?


    2 years ago
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    ninjabones said:

    what colors are you using for those spotlights on SM?

    Red, green, yellow and purple.

    Wasn't real impressed with the led's when they first came out, I bought a couple sample packs and about half of the 555 base didn't work and the ones that did fell out and none of the 44's worked at all.

    Tossed them in the trash and figured I was done with messing with them, they seemed to be unreliable and more hassle than they were worth.

    I have a buddy that is into them and he came over with his mega assortment and went wild on my TZ and I ordered a bunch to fill in the ones he didn't have.

    So far I have done the spots on all my Sterns with these ultras and I have a bag of the reflectors (13) now, I always thought they looked like crap and blocked the view of a lot of the shots.
    After install I wrapped a 1 1/2" piece of electrical tape around them to black out the bases and hold them in place.
    He had some of the retros, those look really good under the plastics.


    2 years ago
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    Hey tracelifter any trouble with the ultras falling out in those spots? I remember putting some in mine and they fell out too frequently so I had to take them out.


    2 years ago
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    I have a few installed as spotlights on Tron and they are very loose, every few games I have to
    push them back in socket even with electrical tape around them. Any suggestions for resolving this issue? Tried tape, glue gun, etc, still they go on and off.

    thanks
    p


    2 years ago
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    Hey tracelifter any trouble with the ultras falling out in those spots? I remember putting some in mine and they fell out too frequently so I had to take them out.

    Yes, Ray had one purple one and I tested it in Venom and it fell out twice.
    The legs are too close to the center rib and need a little kink and to be pushed to the center of the flat part when they don't work.
    It is a one shot deal, they work and don't flicker but if you pull them out you have to readjust the wires again so when you get it to light and pull it to put the reflector on when you plug it back in it doesn't want to work.
    Gets frustrating.
    So far no bad ones you just have to play with the wires to get them to work.

    Ray tins the legs, I don't like the idea of solder shavings in the sockets so I don't do that. I have tried the tape on the base under the wires, better contact but they still fall out.
    The only thing I have done that works is a dot of silicone or like I did these tape them into the base, I would have used shrink tube but I don't have any that size.
    Also handle them by the edges and push then in from the edges not the face, they don't like that, I toasted one doing it.
    Here is a pic of T3 with a yellow.


    RobT

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    2 years ago
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    I love Ultras in the Spot Lights, but I still get very frustrated with how easily they fall out. I have to glue them in.


    2 years ago
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    RobT said:

    I love Ultras in the Spot Lights, but I still get very frustrated with how easily they fall out. I have to glue them in.

    I second the glueing them in, make sure to use LED. I guess if needed just replace as the spot light is cheap enough.


    2 years ago
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    Another Bad CoinTaker Thread... These Ultra's are Alot Heavier than Any Led C.T offer's . I've never installed them in a Spot-light , but I can see why They are wanting to fall out .

    Personally if Wish C.Taked would have All 555 based Led's Re-designed like the New Frosted Base's .. I'll Push this idea to him.. B_R

    http://shop.cointaker.com/category.sc;jsessionid=F2BD6D121C628B0485A72E5788F186A9.qscstrfrnt01?categoryId=46


    RobT

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    2 years ago
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    BLACK_ROSE said:

    hese Ultra's are Alot Heavier than Any Led C.T offer's . I've never installed them in a Spot-light , but I can see why They are wanting to fall out .

    That's a good point about the weight. They are heavier for sure, and most of the weight is on the top, so when you are dealing with a 555 it makes sense that they want to fall out.


    2 years ago
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    They are quite a bit heavier but much better light and no reflectors are blocking your sight line so you can see the whole spinner on Shrek and up the right loop on Spidey without leaning to the left to look around it.
    I can see the whole spinner now on Elvis as well.
    Once you play with them a bit the wire is no big deal and it would be nice if they didn't fall out but tape or shrink tube covers the base color and I would use it anyway so that is no big deal to me either.
    These look so much better than a stock bulb and reflector it is worth tinkering with to me at least.
    If you play with the lights out you can't even see the sockets with them blacked out, just the light.
    I just ordered a dozen more of these and a bunch of retros.
    Onward through the fog.


    2 years ago
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    perryd said:

    I have a few installed as spotlights on Tron and they are very loose, every few games I have to
    push them back in socket even with electrical tape around them. Any suggestions for resolving this issue? Tried tape, glue gun, etc, still they go on and off.

    thanks
    p

    Use a dab of shoe goo. Works like a charm.
    Doug


    2 years ago
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    thanks, will give that a try!

    p



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