(Topic ID: 38696)

Addams family upper playfield lighting

By Johntraw

6 years ago

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  • Latest reply 6 years ago by Arcade
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#1 6 years ago

I am starting to shop out and fix up my Addams family. The upper playfield is really dark especially the corners. I don't really find any good mods to light them up. I was thinking about the little spot lights like I saw at the pinball museum in Las Vegas. Anyone got any good suggestions?

#3 6 years ago

I'm doing the same to mine.....would also like to see what people suggest (I bought a pair of spotlights but not sure where to mount them)

#4 6 years ago

Just add some spots on the swamp facing back. It looks great like that.

#5 6 years ago

These work like a champ! I can play in a completely dark room now! Here's a before & after shot.

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#6 6 years ago

It is a little difficult to see exactly what you did. Would you mind a detailed xplanation. Definitely quite an improvement

#7 6 years ago

I did one behind Fester's chair and one behind the swamp. Don't show much and really light up the back corners.

#8 6 years ago
Quoted from Johntraw:

It is a little difficult to see exactly what you did. Would you mind a detailed xplanation. Definitely quite an improvement

2 spots below the drains on 1" posts,& 1 up above the swamp on a 2 1/2" post.

#9 6 years ago

Just put a spot light just above the swamp that shines on the bookcase last week.
It is nice to be able to see my books sticker now. It really lights up a dark area of the game.


#10 6 years ago

I'm working on this as well. So far I have added the backboard decal which is glossy and reflects a little bit of the ambient light. I also wired in a spotlight right above the upper flipper as other people have shown. I used a white Ablaze 3 led wedge and it lights up the bookcase nicely. A regular 555 also works but the blue led that I tried messed with my eyes.

It's still dark in the back left corner and I haven't tried anything yet. Maybe attaching a spotlight to the ramp or behind the chair as terryb suggested.

#11 6 years ago

When you refer to adding a spotlight are you using a typical lamp socket ? Also are you soldering into an existing lamp ?
Thanks Jeff

#12 6 years ago

The one in my photo above is a black spotlight socket. And yes, you just need to run the wires to an existing GI socket.

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