Started 3 years ago by HK-Steve in forum All Pinball > All Pinball.
Lots of talk about LED's of late, one of mine broke yesterday.
Anyone else had issues??
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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.
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!
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).
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.
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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.
The older CT frosted LEDs were terribad. Very dim. New ones are great.
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.
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