Broken LED

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By HK-Steve

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3 years, 2 months ago

Hi Everyone,
Lots of talk about LED's of late, one of mine broke yesterday.

Anyone else had issues??

Cheers

DSC03214_resized.jpg (Click image to enlarge)


3 years, 2 months ago

Yep, I've had that happen with a lot of the older CT frosted 44s. The top just twists right off. The newer ones with the whiter domes appear to be a little more robust, but I honestly haven't bought enough of them yet to say for sure.


3 years, 2 months ago

Did you sand off any extra solder first. If they don't twist in the easily you MUST sand the solder. Then they work like a champ!


3 years, 2 months ago

Same problem with a 5 way... Damn knobs on the bulb are sometimes too big. By the nature of the design, you are forces to turn via the LED compare to the base.

Sand down the knubs if you have problems, and remember to tighten by the base (if u can).


3 years, 2 months ago

The extra solder they are talking about is the tip of the tit on the bottom of the base.

The sanded, roughed up solder also cleans the socket contact as it gets twisted in.

If the bulb can't easily be seated in the socket = then sand it down.


3 years, 2 months ago

Pay a little more and buy these...they are worth it. http://www.pinballlife.com Ablaze 3 light LED's


3 years, 2 months ago

Ooopsie!


3 years, 2 months ago

The New CoinTaker Frosted Led's are 100% Better Quality than his Older version. Brighter and More Durable.. I use C.taker for All my Led's ... You get what you Pay 4.. PINSIDE for 10% off @ C.T


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3 years, 2 months ago

Agreed. I have some extra's left over from a recent shop job. Planned on just holding on to them but If you'd like send me you address and I'll mail you a couple to try out.


3 years, 2 months ago

The older CT frosted LEDs were terribad. Very dim. New ones are great.


3 years, 2 months ago

Thanks Guy's, I am not alone.
this is from C.T. my first broken, but I expect there will be more over time.

No Blame at C.T. either.
Mechanical shock on LED's and incandescent lamps would be the same.

Cheers



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