Quoted from razorsedge:
Those mini warning lights are cool!
Most orange flashing lights I notice in the film are mounted to the celings and point downward.
How do you think it would look if they were mounted to something overhanging, so that they point downwards? ... I think if this shed the right amount of light onto the playfield features, in the right locations, it could create a really awesome effect! . Instead of flashing in your face they more splash the effect across the playfield?
I'd be in for a set!
When I was first building these in 2016 while I was waiting for my LE#426 preorder, that was my initial plan. But this was when noone saw one and the designs were still making their way out, so I could not get any dimensions other than what I saw in proto pictures. So after I got screwed on the whole thing, I shelved these. Now that I picked one up, I dusted them off and was going through the pin physically and seeing where I could. Keeping these out of the balls way while also in an area that hides the wires and that keeps them accessible in the event of a replacement is needed, was where I saw the current setup. This isnt to say you cant play around with it. It took me almost 5 months sourcing these as the smaller "sirens" you go, the more fake they look. I was originally trying to go smaller to play it safe and that way I can mount them in more constrictive spaces, but I would have to go really small and those equate to just "flashers" and not sirens which is fine in a way since certain movie sequences, they just had flashers in the corridors. So when I finally found these that I could build around, I stuck with them as the board I made, the siren speed can be controlled as well as switched over to flashing as well. I am still toying around with them as id like some flashers by the alien or in the back corners. Each board can handle up to 6 lights and can be adjusted from 5v up to 60v, although at 5v it acts finicky since whatever you tap into on the board isnt a steady 5v besides the PS directly. But many of the function setups that I wanted to do are controlled by the 5v so I am still working on making that work as I can tap into that LED on the board like "ambush" so whenever thats on for the mode, it activates the sirens then instead of all the time. I do plan on making a limited run of these in the near future once I lock everything down tight. I am currently coming up with a 3D printed mount for these over the airlock LCD and left/right lanes. This way no tape is needed, and the less we mess with these plastics and playfield, the better. Currently there are only 4 I have on mine as shown in the video, 2 at the LCD and 2 at the lanes. I planned on 6 as anymore than that on the playfield and it kinda overtakes everything. Also, they dont really annoy or blind you as they are far enough apart where your eyes dont fixate on them, but the ambience they put off on the rest of the field makes it more immersive for sure in person.