(Topic ID: 68898)

Anyone use LEDs in Gottlieb System 80A?


By Tsskinne

5 years ago



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  • Latest reply 5 years ago by blownfuse
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    #1 5 years ago

    Was wondering how LEDs work in these games....ghosting...flickering etc. thanks. -Tommy

    #2 5 years ago

    I have them in my Black Hole and Devil's Dare. Just the inserts ... Looks great. I haven't noticed any ghosting.

    #3 5 years ago

    have Led's fitted in the inserts of my Diamond Lady, big improvement

    #4 5 years ago

    Great to hear thanks.

    #5 5 years ago

    I had problems putting them in my system 80 with the GI. Ended up pulling them out. Although I still was able to use them in the back box.

    #6 5 years ago

    My Haunted House is fully LED. Green frosted GI. Even around basement window that uses the solenoid voltage, CT sells those in white and I put green condoms on them. No issues at all.

    #7 5 years ago

    There is no ghosting/flickering with System 1/80/80A/80B games because they don't use a light matrix like other systems do. Here's the latest of my games to get my LED treatment (sorry if you've seen this already).

    Steve

    #8 5 years ago

    Do they need to be non-ghosting bulbs or can I just use cheaper ones?

    #9 5 years ago

    I believe you can use the cheaper LED's on all Gottlieb's up to System 3 without issues, I make my own LED lighting for my games and as you can see in the short video I posted, they work fine. The ghosting/flickering seems to be confined to any system that uses a light matrix to run them. I don't have any System 3 games so I don't know if they use a light matrix or not.

    Steve

    #10 5 years ago

    Thanks

    #11 5 years ago

    Put Ablaze in my Surfin' Safari and they all ghosted. I'm waiting for non-ghosting to arrive.

    #12 5 years ago

    That would make sense to me, Surfin' Safari is a System 3 and I thought Gottlieb may have converted to a light matrix at that time.

    Steve

    Quoted from FrankJ:

    Put Ablaze in my Surfin' Safari and they all ghosted. I'm waiting for non-ghosting to arrive.

    #13 5 years ago

    LEDs are great for the inserts in these older games, really makes them pop. Same goes with the backbox in areas you want to highlight. I use #47s for the GI to maintain the original look.

    #14 5 years ago

    Steve is right on the 80, 80A, and 80B's... I have had No ghosting issues with those systems.. i only have 1 SYS3, and havent tried that one yet..

    #15 5 years ago
    Quoted from blownfuse:

    I believe you can use the cheaper LED's on all Gottlieb's up to System 3 without issues, I make my own LED's for my games and as you can see in the short video I posted, they work fine. The ghosting/flickering seems to be confined to any system that uses a light matrix to run them. I don't have any System 3 games so I don't know if they use a light matrix or not.
    Steve

    How does one make their own LEDs? Do share.....

    #16 5 years ago

    LOL. Oye! After reading what I wrote, I corrected the post I made in haste.

    Steve

    Quoted from pinster68:

    How does one make their own LEDs? Do share.....

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