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Broken LED


By HK-Steve

5 years ago


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    #1 5 years ago

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

    Anyone else had issues??

    Cheers

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    #2 5 years 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 5 years 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!

    #4 5 years 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).

    #5 5 years 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.

    #6 5 years ago

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

    #7 5 years ago

    Ooopsie!

    #8 5 years 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

    #9 5 years 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.

    #10 5 years ago

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

    #11 5 years 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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