(Topic ID: 110576)

Comet LED buy list


By Toucanf16

5 years ago



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

OK, I'm lazy and cheap. I dont want to buy light kits and don't want to scour schematics for light counts! I want to make a bulk purchase on Black Friday and need a purchase list covering full LED conversions for some of my pins.

TAF
FT
TZ
CV
ToM
SC
ST:TNG
FH
SS
Black Hole

Can you guys/gals(?) tell me how many of which bulbs to get from Comet? I want a traditional incadescent look for the GI (but am open to suggestions)

Will I need an LED OCD for any of these pins?

#2 5 years ago

You want to have one order for 10 pins? Good luck, my last game took 3 orders before I got everything just the way I wanted it. Art's shipping prices are super reasonable or free so it doesn't hurt too bad. I like my games blinding usually, so I use the Op-Max and frosted 2LED bulbs for GI and 4LED SMB bulbs color matched to inserts.

#3 5 years ago

Expecting a group of hobbyists to complile anything resembling a complete list for the games above is ludicrous.

I am wanting to buy sets for my Stern Spiderman and hopefully STTNG and maybe WPT on Friday... but I will do it the old fashioned way. You know, looking at my machines and making my own damn list

#4 5 years ago

I wish someone spent a couple hours doing that work for me too. But I realize how silly it is to ask so I just buy the kits

#5 5 years ago

I would say yes to LED OCD for all those titles (looks like all WPC)
edit: except black hole

#6 5 years ago

Your best bet for all them machines and to get a nice discount price is to order 1 , 2 or 4 smd frosted depending how bright u like it but 1 smd seem perfect for most but I would order 100 packs in both wedge and bayonet .I would order 400 super white 200 in each style , 400 warm white 200 ech style , 200 red , blue, purple, in each style and 100 each style of orange , green. Use warm white for yellows. That will give you a great start and heck of a discount

#7 5 years ago
Quoted from bigd1979:

Your best bet for all them machines....discount

Thanks bigd1979! That's exactly the information I was looking for!

#8 5 years ago

Working on new material for the site, to help all, with this type of question.

You have an easy answer...just all frosted white

An intermediate answer, 100 whites per game and approx 50 color to match inserts and spots you desire.

What you decide first is brightness.

Low, I dont recommend here, Single LEDs, around $40-$50 per game
2 LED, brighter, like original AC/DC, around $69 a game
5050 1 SMD, the standard in all kits Frosted to be safe, around $99 per game
Twin 2835 Frosted, newest and brighter by 20%, (TWD, ST) same, about $99 for a game.
Same cost with 2SMD Faceted, Fluted, 4 SMD, etc...all the same.

Adding a few Op-Max for the back, strips, Spot choices, and some flashers, would add around $20-$30 per game, but not all games need this...personal choice, but adding some Op-Max to have and test, 6-8 pieces, I always recommend.

You chose your white color, and everyone is use to white, and warm white.
No issues there, but I love the "SUNLIGHT" we created, and this fits everywhere and every game...not too white....not too warm.

All at the same price, (and less with the sale).

Free shipping over $99, and some surprises in the sale on Friday.

Buy what you need, or can get too, noticing the biggest savings first.

Too hard to do all at once, and I am a fan as others of trying new things....

Hope this helps.

Thanks for liking what I am doing....I love to save money too!!!
(People know I am a frugal bastard!)

Art

#9 5 years ago
Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

Working on new material for the site, to help all, with this type of question.
You have an easy answer...just all frosted white
An intermediate answer, 100 whites per game and approx 50 color to match inserts and spots you desire.
What you decide first is brightness.
Low, I dont recommend here, Single LEDs, around $40-$50 per game
2 LED, brighter, like original AC/DC, around $69 a game
5050 1 SMD, the standard in all kits Frosted to be safe, around $99 per game
Twin 2835 Frosted, newest and brighter by 20%, (TWD, ST) same, about $99 for a game.
Same cost with 2SMD Faceted, Fluted, 4 SMD, etc...all the same.
Adding a few Op-Max for the back, strips, Spot choices, and some flashers, would add around $20-$30 per game, but not all games need this...personal choice, but adding some Op-Max to have and test, 6-8 pieces, I always recommend.
You chose your white color, and everyone is use to white, and warm white.
No issues there, but I love the "SUNLIGHT" we created, and this fits everywhere and every game...not too white....not too warm.
All at the same price, (and less with the sale).
Free shipping over $99, and some surprises in the sale on Friday.
Buy what you need, or can get too, noticing the biggest savings first.
Too hard to do all at once, and I am a fan as others of trying new things....
Hope this helps.
Thanks for liking what I am doing....I love to save money too!!!
(People know I am a frugal bastard!)
Art

This is pretty close to how I handle this. 100 whites, then I do about 30 blue, 30 Red, 20 Green all frosted.

Then I get the about 20 blue and red at the highest output for the back of the machine where it' not directly in view of you eyes. Lots of mixing matching and experimenting. Plan on it taking about 2 orders to get everything, unless you want to have lots of spares.
Good luck and have fun!

#10 5 years ago

Thanks Ed!

......and Ed knows much more then me!

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