I have done full LED conversions for two different EM's… and I used Coin Taker retro in my first game. I like them, I was amazingly pleased with them when I put them in. Then- fast forward a year, and I decided to try out a comet pinball product, the Optix Maximus-
Hands down- this product kills.
Just IMHO- The coin taker retro frosted still are too bright as point sources and you get a bit of direct bulb glare. They are also a little blue (but in my game that worked well..and I used the bright white so I cannot speak to if they have other colors available).
The Optix Maximus is available in three versions of white. I used the sunlight on a Grand Prix, and now I want to redo the GI in my Super Spin with these. They are amazing. Bright, but not too bright (brighter than the Retro but they spill light to the side more than up).
Here is a photo from my phone. Its NOT blown out… just the camera.
I did these for the back glass in most regions and got fancy color matching other places… but I really really like this product.
I typically play in a dark room, and its not at all to bright, and with the lights in the room on its also fine. Wish the camera did a better job, because NONE of the blown out bright spots appear anything close to blown out in person, just nice islands of light around the bulbs.
PLAY with color matching. Blues and Yellows can POP with bright whites, oranges and reds need sunlight or more yellowish, and some earthy tones require a more yellow light. I played and played and ordered twice to get the white color right. Totally worth it.