Comet LED strips are awesome, and the price is right !!


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#1 3 years ago

I recently installed the 3 and 7 led strips on my Transformers LE, what a great product. I put a purple 3 strip under the allspark saucer and a purple 7 strip in the apron to illuminate the flipper area. My 8 year old son LOVED the flippers being lit. They also have 12 volt strips to tie into the flashers, used three of these tied into the pops and then tied two of them into the allspark and have them under the apron. Everyone has seen the game interactive flashers under a game, but I don't remember seeing an apron flasher tied into gameplay. With the apron being the red plastic, everytime there is an effect with the allspark flasher my apron now will glow as well......pretty neat. So easy to install too. I just cut and spliced on mine, but the strips come with alligator clips, 555 socket, and 44 socket. All wired to a quick disconnect connector..................couldn't be easier for the pro or novice.

As for Comet, Art is one of the nicest people I have ever talked to in this hobby. He has a great grasp on his product and on what's important in life.........a trait all too scarce nowadays.IMG_3872[1].JPGIMG_3868[1].JPG

#2 3 years ago

Looks cool. Do you have a link to their website?

--Luke

#3 3 years ago

Looks great bro. I may have to do this to my combo as well. Post some more pics too.

#5 3 years ago

Oh wow that's cool! Nice job! A friend of mine was asking yesterday about lighting up the flippers for my STTNG. It doesn't help I went with blue flippers and black rubber. Ooops This will certainly help brighten things up!

#6 3 years ago
Quoted from policano:

Cometpinball.com

Thanks!

#7 3 years ago

Thanks for the Post, Pinball Eirie!

Ill be honest, it was only after they arrived and someone else mentioned an outhole application....
I had been putting them on the apron, but I see I can do more....

There was a HS2 Post, from Mustang Paul, and he added what essentially was a "gate" piece...put the strip underneath, or heck just underneath a ramp, and attach it to any feature,,,,Jackpot shot, extra ball etc...
It moves lighting, one step further...I now see many more MODs possible...and it is just the beginning...
Keep the ideas rolling...

Purples should restock next week, and a new proto hopefully arrives today.
Ill share a peek...

Art

#8 3 years ago

Just a bump, cause you guys need to see this!

#9 3 years ago
Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

There was a HS2 Post, from Mustang Paul, and he added what essentially was a "gate" piece

So right Art, here it is. Total cost $5

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#10 3 years ago
Quoted from pinball_erie:

I recently installed the 3 and 7 led strips on my Transformers LE, what a great product. I put a purple 3 strip under the allspark saucer and a purple 7 strip in the apron to illuminate the flipper area. My 8 year old son LOVED the flippers being lit. They also have 12 volt strips to tie into the flashers, used three of these tied into the pops and then tied two of them into the allspark and have them under the apron. Everyone has seen the game interactive flashers under a game, but I don't remember seeing an apron flasher tied into gameplay. With the apron being the red plastic, everytime there is an effect with the allspark flasher my apron now will glow as well......pretty neat. So easy to install too. I just cut and spliced on mine, but the strips come with alligator clips, 555 socket, and 44 socket. All wired to a quick disconnect connector..................couldn't be easier for the pro or novice.
As for Comet, Art is one of the nicest people I have ever talked to in this hobby. He has a great grasp on his product and on what's important in life.........a trait all too scarce nowadays.

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I've been doing this to most of my games too. Works and looks great. And if you have multi level plastics this is how it looks with a 3 led strip.

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#11 3 years ago

wow, definitely gonna be buying some of these.

#12 3 years ago

I have to agree I have several of them in my wipeout .I put them behind the flippers one shining across the playfield from habitrail cause it was just so dark and a bunch behind the mountains in the back of the game and under the saloam so you can see better also forgot I put some under the mountains at the ski lift also . also the whole game is done with comet bulbs . Great company art is the best to deal with and the prices and shipping are top notch cant wait to get my new games and do thrm up its my favorite part.20140402_170752.jpg
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#13 3 years ago

"As for Comet, Art is one of the nicest people I have ever talked to in this hobby. He has a great grasp on his product and on what's important in life.........a trait all too scarce nowadays."

totally agree.

#14 3 years ago

That Wipe Out, came out Amazing! Very tastefully done....Not just because of the product, but the execution.
I dont think I have seen a finer example.....and the mountains.!!! Wow. Just Wow!

...Thank you ledge.....I am having a blast! After 38 Years running my own company, national sales, TV, product development, this is a pure joy!

I get a charge from playing a well lit game, and seeing them perform....

I am excited to bring new products into the market...its just a charge! and because I need them too!

I also like yo share things in a thread...

Heres a few Pics from our Black Platinum Line...Nice stuff, If I do say so myself.
They both Swivel into position.....!

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#15 3 years ago
Quoted from bigd1979:

I have to agree I have several of them in my wipeout .I put them behind the flippers one shining across the playfield from habitrail cause it was just so dark and a bunch behind the mountains in the back of the game and under the saloam so you can see better also forgot I put some under the mountains at the ski lift also . also the whole game is done with comet bulbs . Great company art is the best to deal with and the prices and shipping are top notch cant wait to get my new games and do thrm up its my favorite part.

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Darn it. Now I'm going to have to find a Wipeout. Looks insanely fun!

#16 3 years ago
Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

That Wipe Out, came out Amazing! Very tastefully done....Not just because of the product, but the execution.
I dont think I have seen a finer example.....and the mountains.!!! Wow. Just Wow!
...Thank you ledge.....I am having a blast! After 38 Years running my own company, national sales, TV, product development, this is a pure joy!
I get a charge from playing a well lit game, and seeing them perform....
I am excited to bring new products into the market...its just a charge! and because I need them too!
I also like yo share things in a thread...
Heres a few Pics from our Black Platinum Line...Nice stuff, If I do say so myself.
They both Swivel into position.....
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Cool lights art that a great idea

#17 3 years ago
Quoted from derek533:

Darn it. Now I'm going to have to find a Wipeout. Looks insanely fun!

I tell ya its not a bad game at all not deep but just fun and very fast and the new lights help too

-5
#18 3 years ago
Quoted from MustangPaul:

So right Art, here it is. Total cost $5

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$5 for that little strip? You can buy a whole roll of 300 for 8.99.

I do like the application and where you addressed it. Great addition to ramp entrances.

#19 3 years ago

Hey Art, any chance of offering a third option on those LED strips? One with maybe 10-12 LEDs on it?

#20 3 years ago
Quoted from CaptainNeo:

$5 for that little strip? You can buy a whole roll of 300 for 8.99.

First of all, the 7-LED strips are $4 and the 3-LED strips are about $2.50.

While you are right that you can a giant roll of these for cheap, everything DIY is that way and you pay for something being plug-and-play. I was going to go the roll route, but these are just too damn convenient. They are pre-wired with 3 different connection types (alligator clips, 555 base, and 47 base). If you want to do all the soldering, then the roll is a good option, otherwise, these strips are a great alternative at a really reasonable price.

#21 3 years ago

Yes they are very convenient and come with alligator clip and bulb socket quick connecter all in a nice package so I will gladly pay the few bucks for them also to answer the question about longer ones I believe anything over 7 is to many for the voltage and they won't work correctly .

#22 3 years ago
Quoted from Cheeks:

First of all, the 7-LED strips are $4 and the 3-LED strips are about $2.50.
While you are right that you can a giant roll of these for cheap, everything DIY is that way and you pay for something being plug-and-play. I was going to go the roll route, but these are just too damn convenient. They are pre-wired with 3 different connection types (alligator clips, 555 base, and 47 base). If you want to do all the soldering, then the roll is a good option, otherwise, these strips are a great alternative at a really reasonable price.

Fair enough. $2.50 is a good deal and can't complain about that. $5 would be pretty steep. I'd solder 2 wires all day long if I was getting $3 a pop to do it. Lot better money than restoring playfields.

#23 3 years ago
Quoted from bigd1979:

Yes they are very convenient and come with alligator clip and bulb socket quick connecter all in a nice package so I will gladly pay the few bucks for them also to answer the question about longer ones I believe anything over 7 is to many for the voltage and they won't work correctly .

That's probably correct, you'd have to use a different method to tie into the power supply similar to what pinballbulbs does

#24 3 years ago
Quoted from CaptainNeo:

Fair enough. $2.50 is a good deal and can't complain about that. $5 would be pretty steep.

Yeah, that extra $2.50 is just killer!

#25 3 years ago
Quoted from CaptainNeo:

$5 for that little strip? You can buy a whole roll of 300 for 8.99.
I do like the application and where you addressed it. Great addition to ramp entrances.

Wow you can get a whole roll for $8.99 ! I have not seen them in 6.3v!! For me I have to have them manufactured to spec as I am sure Art does. These things do not make themselves, these strips are a fantastic deal just my opinion thanks for making them available Art.

-Rock

#26 3 years ago

the 12 volt ones do work with 6.3V, just not as bright as you would pumping 12V

#27 3 years ago
Quoted from CaptainNeo:

$5 for that little strip? You can buy a whole roll of 300 for 8.99.

Indeed, that is true, You can buy a whole roll of 12V strip LED for a low price.
But, with all due respect. commenting without information causes an error, that is deceiving.

These strips are controlled with 6.3V !
Producing the same light as a 12V.

If you search the web, I doubt you will find a 6.3V Strip Roll anywhere.
It does cost money to create this, import this, and ship thus...
The $1.50 return is hardly a pillaging for a product one cant find anywhere else.

Indeed, I can make longer then 7, but according to those smarter then me on this board, if someone puts a 15 SMD, on a 5 AMP GI Fuse line, and still has incandescents, it can blow a fuse, or fry a connector.

I cant imagine the email i might receive if this happened. A single LED failure can be cause for a scathing, world ending email.....

If one does need a longer strip, 12V is the answer. Yes, you can buy a roll or cut length. Generic, Ebay, Web,
connecting to your game pre made, James at Pinball Bulbs, Cointaker, or I think Tim At Mezel Mods, has a strip in 12V with connectors....

Art

#28 3 years ago
Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

Indeed, that is true, You can buy a whole roll of 12V strip LED for a low price.
But, with all due respect. commenting without information causes an error, that is deceiving.
These strips are controlled with 6.3V !
Producing the same light as a 12V.
If you search the web, I doubt you will find a 6.3V Strip Roll anywhere.
It does cost money to create this, import this, and ship thus...
The $1.50 return is hardly a pillaging for a product one cant find anywhere else.
Indeed, I can make longer then 7, but according to those smarter then me on this board, if someone puts a 15 SMD, on a 5 AMP GI Fuse line, and still has incandescents, it can blow a fuse, or fry a connector.
I cant imagine the email i might receive if this happened. A single LED failure can be cause for a scathing, world ending email.....
If one does need a longer strip, 12V is the answer. Yes, you can buy a roll or cut length. Generic, Ebay, Web,
connecting to your game pre made, James at Pinball Bulbs, Cointaker, or I think Tim At Mezel Mods, has a strip in 12V with connectors....
Art

Neo just likes to be negative on products he wont buy, id ignore that. Great stuff, art. These lil strips are pretty cool. We sell the big, cutable 12v for $20 and they sell and people like them too so keep it up! There are loads of factors just as cost to get them made, or make yourself, support the product which is pretty large and selling to a niche market. Thousands of these arent being sold

#29 3 years ago

Yes, I sell by the 5cm length up to whatever, all colors.

#30 3 years ago
Quoted from RobT:

Yeah, that extra $2.50 is just killer!

ha!

#31 3 years ago
Quoted from CaptainNeo:

$5 for that little strip? You can buy a whole roll of 300 for 8.99.

move along captain negative, nothing to see here for you

1 week later
#32 3 years ago

7 SMD Purple strips are back in stock!

I have just received and tested our proto for these in RGB, with hard wired remote.
They are amazing! A bit more wire, but 20 colors, 5 brightness levels, and affects...
We will offer these in 3 SMD, 7 SMD, and 3 x 2 Pads...
One can use almost anywhere, as some are discovering...

...tiny extra ball light on TZ, pick a color, pick a brightness, and affect...light it up!
...Jackpot shot need more excitement....Light it up!
Outhole flashing orange for extra ball.....light it up!

We are working to have these, with optional extension line, to connect to any 6.3 V lamp, and any playfield location.

Our RGB circles, the remote is 1/4 too big, so I will test those in speakers, very affordable....
and we will be carrying the Pop Bumper rings, at first with color on top, and white below...

Formal posts when they are available in 6-8 weeks.....

Art

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#33 3 years ago
Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

Heres a few Pics from our Black Platinum Line...Nice stuff, If I do say so myself.
They both Swivel into position.....!

I can't wait to try those! I really need to light up the middle of a few of my games and I hate adding typical spotlights to games that didn't ship with them. Actually, I pretty much hate spotlights period, and the one on the right slingshot of my Tron is always getting hit and turned the wrong way, even after using loctite on the standoff.

#34 3 years ago

So Herg, how would you light up the middle of your game with these strips? I agree, I am always hitting my right sling spotlamp on TRON. I can't tell you how many times I replaced the bulb.
Would you install them under the slings and point them toward the middle PF?

Quoted from herg:

I can't wait to try those! I really need to light up the middle of a few of my games and I hate adding typical spotlights to games that didn't ship with them. Actually, I pretty much hate spotlights period, and the one on the right slingshot of my Tron is always getting hit and turned the wrong way, even after using loctite on the standoff.

#35 3 years ago
Quoted from herg:

I can't wait to try those! I really need to light up the middle of a few of my games and I hate adding typical spotlights to games that didn't ship with them. Actually, I pretty much hate spotlights period, and the one on the right slingshot of my Tron is always getting hit and turned the wrong way, even after using loctite on the standoff.

I agree completely, and have the same experience with the spots always being knocked sideways on pins like Tron and MET.

I'm going to be experimenting with these myself as I received my order last week. The challenging part will be determining where to put them for the best effect.

Keep the new stuff coming Art!

#36 3 years ago

I had thought I was going to try the strips for sideways illumination of the playfield, but I've had difficulty deciding where to stick them. What I was referring to was the hooded spot Art posted back here:
http://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/comet-led-strips-are-awesome-and-the-price-is-right#post-1568850

If this could be placed in an existing socket, then aimed, I'm hoping more light could be directed across the playfield and less up through the plastics. The games I'm really thinking of are AFM and TZ, but attempting to get rid of the spotlights on Tron and Metallica would be really nice as well.

#37 3 years ago

The Black Platinum Swivel Head and more are in production...a small amount to test, and should arrive at the same time as the strips...Ill be sure I send you some, Herg, to try. I hope the swivel stays in position, it may take a drop of a glue gun, but I hope not....

Even more to come...Fluted 2 SMD Bullets.....Amazing! are on my desk now too....

#38 3 years ago

The LED strips are amazing! Installed them in South Park in natural white and they totally illuminated the back of the PF behind Kenny and the toilet nicely. I also bought some strips for the apron on my TF. Definitely going to add a little wow factor in there.

Art is a great guy with great products. You won't be disappointed.

#39 3 years ago
Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

Even more to come...Fluted 2 SMD Bullets.....Amazing! are on my desk now too....

Fluted? What are those? Tell us more!

#40 3 years ago

awesome product at a great price. i love that it comes with adapters for 44 or 555, and the aligator clips are perfect for trying out lots of different options quickly -- the trial-and-error nature of getting the lighting just right.

#41 3 years ago
Quoted from RobT:

Fluted? What are those? Tell us more!

Ill post a pic later today...They are a very different type of GI light, and I havent tried them elsewhere yet...
Fresh, new, design....

Quoted from pezpunk:

awesome product at a great price.

Thanks Pez.....Id hate to show you all the failures...well, maybe one day..I have about 80 bulbs, I have said no to,
so there are some wild things in the market, and others, I adapt, combine, sketch, and change.

#42 3 years ago

Here you go Rob!

What makes this so cool, is first there is great height, and with 2 SMD inside, the throw of light out the sides is stunning.
The diffused top, gives great illumination at the top of the bulb, while preserving the vertical..
Pictures dont do it justice, but I would want these in my AC/DC or Star Trek over the clear ones, simply to soften for my eyes, and almost double the light throw...and just a sweet look....pretty damn cool...working on its production now, for release in a couple months....need a new name again....

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#43 3 years ago
Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

Here you go Rob!
What makes this so cool, is first there is great height, and with 2 SMD inside, the throw of light out the sides is stunning.
The diffused top, gives great illumination at the top of the bulb, while preserving the vertical..
Pictures dont do it justice, but I would want these in my AC/DC or Star Trek over the clear ones, simply to soften for my eyes, and almost double the light throw...and just a sweet look....pretty damn cool...working on its production now, for release in a couple months....need a new name again....

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That looks great Art!

You are going to have a challenge continuing to come up with names for all these new LED designs. Maybe you should have a contest to name them, with the winner getting a few free LEDs.

Fluted Bullet (name of your jpg image) fits well.

#44 3 years ago

I was gonna say the same thing as Rob, just call them Fluted Bullets. It's memorable, and it describes them, I know if I saw that name on a list I'd know what they looked like and what they were good for.

#45 3 years ago

when I think fluted bullet, i'm thinking of something totally different.

#46 3 years ago

I'm still thinking Nacelles,,,

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#47 3 years ago

*engaging nerd drive*

actually ... the word "nacelle" refers to the whole warp coil housing. those red bits on the end are the Bussard Collectors. They normally accumulate hydrogen to replenish fuel, but can be reconfigured to collect other types of particles or even emit hydrogen or other gases.

*disengaging nerd drive*

#48 3 years ago

/bow you sir have earned Trek-cred.

I concede the name should now be called Bussard Collectors

#49 3 years ago
Quoted from pezpunk:

*disengaging nerd drive*

WARNING: System failure! Cannot disengage!

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