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BK2K LED Conversion

By ClaytonsCorner

5 months ago

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#1 5 months ago

I recently obtained a Black Knight 2000 which I just got fully operational. The machine was purchased with a mix of 50% LED and the rest incandescent. I’m not totally happy with some of the LEDs installed and ultimately want to convert the whole game to LED. Does anyone have a list they’d be willing to share with all the LEDs/colors/size/etc needed to do a conversion with their locations on the game?
Also, I know this is probably subjective, but I’d like opinions on which manufacturer/style looks best on the BK2K.
This is the first pin I plan to convert to LED so any tricks, hints etc are very much appreciated. Thanks!

#2 5 months ago

Hi there,
Sorry I dont have a list, but I used all Non ghosting mainly frosted dome tops,
This is mine from awhile back.

#3 5 months ago

I'd recommended getting an LED OCD in which case you would want to use standard ghosting LEDs. The lightning wheel spinning animation would definitely look a lot better with LED OCD than without I think.

As for colors, I don't have a list but it shouldn't be too hard to look through all the inserts and determine which color LED should go behind it. Check the manual to make sure you don't miss any lights. For GI, always go with some shade of white. Most people recommend 2 SMD bulbs for GI, but I've found 1 SMD bulbs to be plenty bright as well. For reference, here's a pic of my Big Guns with 1 SMD GI bulbs.

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#4 5 months ago

I used Comet 1SMD frosted warm white on my BK2K. I did not buy the non-ghosting bulbs and they seem fine to me.

The 1SMD were plenty bright enough for me and the colors came through great. I personally don't feel that color matching is necessary.

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