Aerosmith - Easy do-it-yourself lighting mod

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Aerosmith - Easy do-it-yourself lighting mod


By Rascal_H

1 year ago



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#1 1 year ago

Nothing too fancy, but a nice result.

This plastic to the right of Jacky comes with no lighting. Let’s fix that with this very simple DIY project.

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1.) get one of these bayonet base sockets with a big mounting arm.

http://www.pinballlife.com/index.php?p=product&id=284

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2.) Solder some wires to the leads. Give yourself some length. (Note: yours will probably look better than mine)

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3.) remove the plastic to the right of Jacky (it’s just two screws) and set aside.

4.) remove the ramp mount screw. This is where we will mount the light.

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5.) position lamp mounting hole over ramp support hole and screw into place.

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6.) feed wires though a hole in playfield. The easiest I found is at the front left of the ramp... behind an opto.

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7.) lift the playfield and find power for your new lamp. I chose this one because there’s nothing around it and it’s super easy to work with! Solder the connection (or alligator clip for easy reversibility).

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8.) Lower playfield and choose a bulb. I’m using a cool white frosted because it matches the lighting under the other plastics.

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9.) You’re done! Put the plastic back on and test the result! I think you’ll be pleased!

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#2 1 year ago

Great things come from Wrentham.

#3 1 year ago

maybe add an insulator between the bulb socket and the metal ramp tab.

#4 1 year ago

Nice super simple mod! Great idea! Thanks for the tutorial!

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Quoted from JDD:

maybe add an insulator between the bulb socket and the metal ramp tab.

Looks like he used a fully insulated socket with the mounting tab insulated (second picture).

#5 1 year ago
Quoted from Schwaggs:

Nice super simple mod! Great idea! Thanks for the tutorial!
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Looks like he used a fully insulated socket with the mounting tab insulated (second picture).

Thanks!

Tonight I was looking for a way to light up the bassist guy. Not only is he under a wire form he’s completely in the dark lol. Couldn’t figure out a great mounting solution there though. Maybe I’ll come back to it at some point.

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#6 1 year ago

I lit that plastic,you will have to drill a small hole at that mark provided,no biggie

#7 1 year ago
Quoted from Rascal_H:

Tonight I was looking for a way to light up the bassist guy. Not only is he under a wire form he’s completely in the dark lol. Couldn’t figure out a great mounting solution there though. Maybe I’ll come back to it at some point.

Nothing wrong with using LED strips where you have no room for sockets.

http://www.cometpinball.com/6-3-V-Plug-Play-Strips-Comet-Pinball-p/6.3vsmdstrips.htm

#8 1 year ago

I used a strip led to light that plastic

#9 1 year ago
Quoted from dothedoo:

Nothing wrong with using LED strips where you have no room for sockets.
http://www.cometpinball.com/6-3-V-Plug-Play-Strips-Comet-Pinball-p/6.3vsmdstrips.htm

Quoted from rockrand:

I used a strip led to light that plastic

Great tip! Ordering now.

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