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AC/DC Lightning Bolts


By bsobie

5 months ago



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#1 5 months ago

I'm considering replacing the Lightning Bolts with either Pinbits or Hooked..... Not sure which brand or which lighting effect to go with... Any help would be Greatly Appreciated.

#2 5 months ago

I'm not sure about hooked? but I am very happy with my pinbits lightning bolts

#3 5 months ago

Are the Pinbits pretty bright? I have heard people make comments about some of these lights are super bright and hard to look at

#4 5 months ago

I just installed the hooked yesterday! I like them! They are bright! But that’s part of the point of them

#5 5 months ago

Which Hooked did you go with? Gen4 with white lights? Red or Stainless frame?

#6 5 months ago

Gen 4 white lights. Red frame to match my Premium Vault.

#7 5 months ago

I Appreciate all the input..... It sounds like you can’t go wrong with either brand.

#8 5 months ago

Hooked...blue.

#9 5 months ago
Quoted from NathanP:

Hooked...blue.

Thank You, NathanP..... Those are the ones we ended up going with. Hooked Stainless Blue. I hope they go good with the Pin Stadiums

#10 5 months ago

They leave the factory in 2 hrs. Thanks as always for your support.

#11 5 months ago
Quoted from bsobie:

Thank You, NathanP..... Those are the ones we ended up going with. Hooked Stainless Blue. I hope they go good with the Pin Stadiums

Curious to hear your opinions and review. I’ve been going back and forth on what to do with my acdc; hooked bolts, pinbits bolts, or pinstadium and/or Orion’s Belt. Overwhelmed with the possibilities lol.

#12 5 months ago

Have the Hooked gen 2 I believe.

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#13 5 months ago

Few tips for you guys:
1. If using pinstadium use gen 4.
2. If playing in a normal lit room get gen 4.
3. If playing in a pitch black room I like gen 2 not as bright.

That being said we have very few gen 2 boards left.
We do however have a few aprons and ramp decals left. Decals shown on above picture.
Hookedonpinball.com

#14 5 months ago
Quoted from HOOKED:

Few tips for you guys:
1. If using pinstadium use gen 4.
2. If playing in a normal lit room get gen 4.
3. If playing in a pitch black room I like gen 2 not as bright.
That being said we have very few gen 2 boards left.
We do however have a few aprons and ramp decals left. Decals shown on above picture.
Hookedonpinball.com

I have a set of your ramp decals. How easy/hard are they to install? i.e. Are the ramps fairly easy to remove/replace? Any tips/tricks to installing?

#15 5 months ago
Quoted from Eskaybee:

I have a set of your ramp decals. How easy/hard are they to install? i.e. Are the ramps fairly easy to remove/replace? Any tips/tricks to installing?

Tips take your time it will take you 30 to 45 min to install. Ramps should be removed which isn't hard everything has quick connects. Another tip install using an old credit card or small tinting squeegee.
If using wet method of applying it will take 24hrs to dry clear. My decals are made in colored layers just like the B/W decals so they are strong and thick easy to install.

#16 5 months ago
Quoted from Eskaybee:

Curious to hear your opinions and review. I’ve been going back and forth on what to do with my acdc; hooked bolts, pinbits bolts, or pinstadium and/or Orion’s Belt. Overwhelmed with the possibilities lol.

I will definitely post as soon as I get the lightning bolts on..... We already have the Pin Stadium lights and are very pleased with them.... It’s Amazing how they light up the playfield and blend with the game.

#17 5 months ago

I have a set of the Luci Red Gen 4 with yellow lights brand new from Cointaker.

$85 Shipped. I went with the Blue

PM if interested.

#18 5 months ago
Quoted from Eskaybee:

Curious to hear your opinions and review. I’ve been going back and forth on what to do with my acdc; hooked bolts, pinbits bolts, or pinstadium and/or Orion’s Belt. Overwhelmed with the possibilities lol.

Our Hooked stainless steel with blue Lightning Bolts have arrived and are installed..... I Really like them! The blue Lighting goes Great and the brightness is absolutely perfect. I was playing in a room with nothing on but the machine and they weren’t overpowering at all. But, I also have Pin Stadium Lights that add a lot of flash and could be taking away from the flash of the lightning bolts..... but not in a bad way... the two lighting mods go great together. In my opinion, both mods are a must. The Pin Stadiums light the whole playfield up and enhances your game play and the interactiveness of the Lightning Bolts is Absolutely Cool.

#19 5 months ago
Quoted from bsobie:

Our Hooked stainless steel with blue Lightning Bolts have arrived and are installed..... I Really like them! The blue Lighting goes Great and the brightness is absolutely perfect. I was playing in a room with nothing on but the machine and they weren’t overpowering at all. But, I also have Pin Stadium Lights that add a lot of flash and could be taking away from the flash of the lightning bolts..... but not in a bad way... the two lighting mods go great together. In my opinion, both mods are a must. The Pin Stadiums light the whole playfield up and enhances your game play and the interactiveness of the Lightning Bolts is Absolutely Cool.

Sweet. Thanks for the follow up. I’ll probably get the hooked ones soon enough; just gotta decide on blue or white. Then will decide if I should add the pinstadium with it or not. I still haven’t got the color dmd for mine though either. Trying to save up for another pin so mod funds are scarce haha.

#20 5 months ago
Quoted from Eskaybee:

Sweet. Thanks for the follow up. I’ll probably get the hooked ones soon enough; just gotta decide on blue or white. Then will decide if I should add the pinstadium with it or not. I still haven’t got the color dmd for mine though either. Trying to save up for another pin so mod funds are scarce haha.

We don't have the colored dmd.... Although they look really nice, I can't bring myself to lay down that kind of money. I originally was going to go with the white lightning bolts but after reading a lot of posts about their brightness and talking to a couple guys that went with the blue ones I decided to go with the blue. The blue really fits in the game well. Another deciding factor for me was looking at the games lighting already.... The game has enough bright lights as it is... They also have yellow lightning bolts but I didn't think yellow would fit well. And I have read they were too bright also. I did play a machine up at the Chicago Expo that had the Pinbits ( white lights) and they didn't seem too bright at all but it was a Big room with a lot of lighting. Brock

#21 5 months ago

Mine are yellow as can be seen in above picture. The blend in quite well and are not to bright. Also I have yellow convolux which makes a nice package in total.

If you wanna save some money against a colordmd you could also Make yourself a smartdmd diy or less diy with a pin2dmd which is smartdmd compatible. For AC/DC there is a colorfile available.

#22 5 months ago

Thank You for sharing, Rensh!... We needed someone to chime in with their first hand experience of the yellow lightning bolts.... If you have an AC/DC the Lightning bolts are a must!.... PBMAN is selling a Brand New set of Gen4 Red with Yellow lighting for $85 shipped.... That is a Great price! Brock

#23 5 months ago

You are welcome. Just remembered I did video some gameplay once. You can see the bolts in action seen from the top at

And from the front at

#24 5 months ago

Guys, Sold my lightning bolts last night and just shipped today.

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