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Comet Pinball Black Friday Sale 2021

By ryanwanger

12 days ago


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    #1 12 days ago

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    It's that time of year again. We only do one sale, and this is it! Starts 12:01am Eastern Time on Friday, November 26th.

    On sale this year:

    - 25 packs of 2SMDs
    - 8SMD flashers
    - 10SMD strips
    - Matrix lighting products (quick connects, Matrix flex flashers, 6smd pads, SMD PCB, star post lights)

    If you order $199 or more, you get your choice of free gift: flipper button kit, slingshot post light kit, t-shirt, spotlight kit, or the rarely chosen: sunglasses & coinholder combo. (One gift per customer during the sale.)

    As always, shipping is free if your order is more than $99.

    Sale ends at 11:59pm Eastern on Monday night.

    Looking forward to your orders! Our candy bin overfloweth.

    #2 12 days ago

    Yes!! Thanks for doing this again!

    #4 11 days ago

    +2

    #5 11 days ago

    Me, the past week after buying 2 routed incandescent games.

    Thank you!
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    #6 11 days ago
    Quoted from Acronymicon:

    Me, the past week after buying 2 routed incandescent games.
    Thank you!

    You’re most welcome! What games did you just get?

    #7 11 days ago
    Quoted from ryanwanger:

    You’re most welcome! What games did you just get?

    Spider-Man and T2! They are beaters, but I Love Steve Ritchie games. My Deadpool GI needs some too.

    Red GI

    #8 11 days ago

    Sorry if this isn't the right place to ask, but I'm looking to swap out my incandescents in a playmatic fiesta (em) and a paragon. Both are currently using #47 bulbs. I really want to keep the warm color, but max out on Lumens. I have a CFTBL that is decked out in led and pinstadium and everything looks so dark in comparison. Hoping you guys have a recommendation. I can do funky flat shaped bulbs or pointy bulbs for under the inserts or backglass but would like something normal looking for bulbs on the playfield.

    #9 11 days ago
    Quoted from bobwiley:

    Sorry if this isn't the right place to ask, but I'm looking to swap out my incandescents in a playmatic fiesta (em) and a paragon. Both are currently using #47 bulbs. I really want to keep the warm color, but max out on Lumens. I have a CFTBL that is decked out in led and pinstadium and everything looks so dark in comparison. Hoping you guys have a recommendation. I can do funky flat shaped bulbs or pointy bulbs for under the inserts or backglass but would like something normal looking for bulbs on the playfield.

    Buy a bunch of the 2smd bulbs in this sale. Frosted caps and warm white color. That will look closest to your incandescent bulbs. Just brighter.

    Paragon will need some sort of aftermarket board or other mod if you put them in the controlled lamps though.

    #10 10 days ago
    Quoted from chuckwurt:

    Buy a bunch of the 2smd bulbs in this sale. Frosted caps and warm white color. That will look closest to your incandescent bulbs. Just brighter.

    These are exactly what I decided to use (frosted 2smd Warm White) for my Stars recently and I fully agree--they're probably the closest match to incandescent color temperature. I compared with their frosted sunlight bulbs which weren't 'cold' in comparison, but not quite as warm in color. I plan on getting more warm whites for the general illumination in a couple other games soon.

    #11 10 days ago

    Spot on answers from chuckwurt and frunch. 2SMD frosted warm white are what you want. Here is the link to 25 packs of those, which will be on sale for Black Friday: https://www.cometpinball.com/products/2smd-bulbs-25-packs?variant=12093839147052

    If you do inserts for the Paragon, you want the flicker eliminator board (https://www.cometpinball.com/products/bally-stern-flicker-eliminator?variant=12493659832364), which we're sold out of right now, but you can sign up for an email update when they're back in stock

    #12 10 days ago

    Are the frosted 2SMD warm white also good for general use under inserts? Or is clear better there?

    I definitely want to do some LED refits ... but if I need to go over a spreadsheet for every game and try to pick the ideal bulbs for each spot, I will never get started, hah. Hopefully I can get a ton of just one type... or two types, GI and feature lamps... and then supplement with a few oddball colors or whatever for special spots.

    #13 10 days ago
    Quoted from horseflesh:

    Are the frosted 2SMD warm white also good for general use under inserts? Or is clear better there?
    I definitely want to do some LED refits ... but if I need to go over a spreadsheet for every game and try to pick the ideal bulbs for each spot, I will never get started, hah. Hopefully I can get a ton of just one type... or two types, GI and feature lamps... and then supplement with a few oddball colors or whatever for special spots.

    Some people try to color match for insert color but you don’t have to, and honestly I think it doesn’t look very good. I used normal warm LEDs for my high speed and “sunlight” white for my Lethal Weapon 3. You still get the same result you have now, just a bit brighter so the inset colors pop better all around. I felt that tone of white suited each table.

    Only reason I personally would use a colored led was if I wanted an insert color to show a certain color better.

    #14 10 days ago
    Quoted from horseflesh:

    Are the frosted 2SMD warm white also good for general use under inserts? Or is clear better there?

    Unless non ghosting bulbs are needed I put 2smd frost warm white everywhere.

    #15 10 days ago

    First time replacing bulbs here so I apologize in advance for a newbie question. Do the more seasoned pinball owners just buy a variety of bulbs and keep them in stock. It looks like my machine takes several different types or styles of light bulbs, wedge/bayonet and different volts? Do you do all white or should I buy some colored bulbs too?

    My first attempt at getting replacement bulbs was a bust and they didn't work in my machine for some reason. thanks

    #16 10 days ago

    Just get a ton of warm white frosted 555 & 47s.
    They work in the most applications.
    The only time you really colored is if they are visible above the PF. Like in front of ramps or something.

    Quoted from horseflesh:

    also good for general use under inserts? Or is clear better there?

    I've never seen a need to use anything other than frosted.

    #17 10 days ago
    Quoted from micmse:

    First time replacing bulbs here so I apologize in advance for a newbie question. Do the more seasoned pinball owners just buy a variety of bulbs and keep them in stock. It looks like my machine takes several different types or styles of light bulbs, wedge/bayonet and different volts? Do you do all white or should I buy some colored bulbs too?
    My first attempt at getting replacement bulbs was a bust and they didn't work in my machine for some reason. thanks

    I buy a ton of both base types. Wedge and bayonet. All warm white. No colors.

    #18 9 days ago
    Quoted from TheLaw:

    I've never seen a need to use anything other than frosted.

    Frosted are totally fine. With all of this, it depends on how picky you are. There are some games that have inserts which are close together, and one of them blinks during gameplay…and in those situations, the light from a frosted bulb that blinks can bleed into an adjacent unlit insert. That’s a picky situation where using clear is a small improvement.

    #19 9 days ago
    Quoted from ryanwanger:

    That’s a picky situation where using clear is a small improvement.

    Agree to disagree

    #20 9 days ago

    So I recently acquired a Pinbot that is still all incandescent. I am thinking to go with cool white for any of the whites in the backbox and above the playfield, since this has mostly dark colors in those areas. I am thinking it will kinda give it that slighlty neon futuristic look that I think would be cool. Thoughts??

    I am no stranger to Comet. I few months ago I LED'd my DE Star Wars and it looks great! Really makes the Pinbot look dim.

    #21 9 days ago

    I don’t like cool white in any game.

    #22 9 days ago

    Hmmm. Might be time to convert the TSPP I acquired a few months ago!

    #23 9 days ago

    i use sunlights in everything. clear lens helps inserts to be a tad brighter but frosted works fine too.

    #24 9 days ago
    Quoted from ROMM:

    ...I am thinking it will kinda give it that slighlty neon futuristic look that I think would be cool. Thoughts??.

    Sounds like you're thinking too hard aboot it honestly.

    #25 9 days ago
    Quoted from TheLaw:

    Sounds like you're thinking too hard aboot it honestly.

    Lol yeah maybe, but in the Pinbot owners thread I ran across several pics of the cool white used and I thought it looked good. One guy swapped from cool white and went to sunlight, and honestly I thought it didn't look as good. I think he must've been thinking too hard about it too

    #26 8 days ago
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    #28 8 days ago
    Quoted from frunch:

    These are exactly what I decided to use (frosted 2smd Warm White) for my Stars recently and I fully agree--they're probably the closest match to incandescent color temperature. I compared with their frosted sunlight bulbs which weren't 'cold' in comparison, but not quite as warm in color. I plan on getting more warm whites for the general illumination in a couple other games soon.

    unsurprisingly, I also took this excellent advise last year...absolutely spot on!
    My first order from comet and very happy!

    Thank you very much chuckwurt !!!

    Bobby Orr's Power Play
    Paragon
    Mata Hari

    #29 6 days ago

    ryanwanger I need a full LED kit plus flashers for STTNG. Do you have an LED qty and type breakdown for this game? So i can get the 25 packs and save? Or is it best to just go with the full kit? Would also like to go green for the borg ship, as I’m getting green windows for it.

    #30 6 days ago
    Quoted from bobwiley:

    Sorry if this isn't the right place to ask, but I'm looking to swap out my incandescents in a playmatic fiesta (em) and a paragon. Both are currently using #47 bulbs. I really want to keep the warm color, but max out on Lumens. I have a CFTBL that is decked out in led and pinstadium and everything looks so dark in comparison. Hoping you guys have a recommendation. I can do funky flat shaped bulbs or pointy bulbs for under the inserts or backglass but would like something normal looking for bulbs on the playfield.

    Go with the 1smd warm frosted white in the GI. For the feature lights, just clean under the inserts and clean the the bulb or replace with another incandescant. It will look close to stock and bright without being over the top bright.

    #31 6 days ago

    Does the sale include the non ghosting versions or just the regular type?

    #32 6 days ago
    Quoted from radial_head:

    Does the sale include the non ghosting versions or just the regular type?

    Just regular.

    #33 6 days ago
    Quoted from TheHive:

    ryanwanger I need a full LED kit plus flashers for STTNG. Do you have an LED qty and type breakdown for this game? So i can get the 25 packs and save? Or is it best to just go with the full kit? Would also like to go green for the borg ship, as I’m getting green windows for it.

    Our base version of the STTNG kit has 27 different types of bulbs in it. Only two of them are 25 or more. Sale or not, it's always a little cheaper to make your own kit, but it requires a bit of work to figure out what you want. If you were just going to do white bulbs everywhere, and skip non-ghosting, then this would be the cheapest time to buy.

    There are 92 wedge bulbs and 51 bayonets in the kit.

    #34 6 days ago
    Quoted from ROMM:

    So I recently acquired a Pinbot that is still all incandescent. I am thinking to go with cool white for any of the whites in the backbox and above the playfield, since this has mostly dark colors in those areas. I am thinking it will kinda give it that slighlty neon futuristic look that I think would be cool. Thoughts??
    I am no stranger to Comet. I few months ago I LED'd my DE Star Wars and it looks great! Really makes the Pinbot look dim.

    I use cool white in all my games. My basement tends to be a bit darker and I have vision problems in general, so I like my games bright and well lit, especially darker games like The Shadow...it helps me track the ball easier. At the end of the day its all personal preference though...try both in there and see what you like best.

    #35 5 days ago
    Quoted from ryanwanger:

    Our base version of the STTNG kit has 27 different types of bulbs in it. Only two of them are 25 or more. Sale or not, it's always a little cheaper to make your own kit, but it requires a bit of work to figure out what you want. If you were just going to do white bulbs everywhere, and skip non-ghosting, then this would be the cheapest time to buy.
    There are 92 wedge bulbs and 51 bayonets in the kit.

    Thanks for the info Ryan!

    #36 5 days ago

    Here’s hoping your stock is plentiful this year. Sold out on website is disheartening on frosted 2smd’s.

    Maybe some of you selfish types don’t need 50,000 on order!

    #37 5 days ago

    Any sales on the optomax 25 packs? Love those bulbs.

    #38 5 days ago

    Do the retro bulbs by chance fall under "2smd" for sale purposes? I honestly don't know if there's 1 or 2 in there, but they're the majority of what I've bought of the past few years since I've been on an EM kick.

    #39 5 days ago
    Quoted from GeekedOnPinball:

    Any sales on the optomax 25 packs? Love those bulbs.

    We have done those in the past, but not this year sadly.

    Quoted from Beatnik-Filmstar:

    Do the retro bulbs by chance fall under "2smd" for sale purposes? I honestly don't know if there's 1 or 2 in there, but they're the majority of what I've bought of the past few years since I've been on an EM kick.

    No, they are different. We did retros last year, so I think it might be a while before we do them again.

    #40 5 days ago
    Quoted from ryanwanger:

    No, they are different. We did retros last year, so I think it might be a while before we do them again.

    No worries at all. can still grab 2smds for inserts - who doesn't love a nice bright insert?

    (Your retro bulbs really are the best though!)

    #41 5 days ago

    What bulbs would I get foe.my stargate? Guy that did some work on mine gave me all super brights and its blinding

    #42 5 days ago
    Quoted from greenhoody:

    What bulbs would I get foe.my stargate? Guy that did some work on mine gave me all super brights and its blinding

    First off, remove all LED flashers and replace with incandescent or the LED ones comet had that are dimmer.

    Then replace all LEDs with frosted warm white or cool white 2 smd bulbs. Make sure they are frosted.

    #43 5 days ago
    Quoted from chuckwurt:

    First off, remove all LED flashers and replace with incandescent or the LED ones comet had that are dimmer.
    Then replace all LEDs with frosted warm white or cool white 2 smd bulbs. Make sure they are frosted.

    I put in Comet sunlight bulbs in my BSD - if you can't decide between warm or cool, they're a nice compromise!

    #44 5 days ago
    Quoted from roffels:

    I put in Comet sunlight bulbs in my BSD - if you can't decide between warm or cool, they're a nice compromise!

    And they help you kill Dracula.

    #45 5 days ago

    I guess on Thanksgiving you're gonna get some Dad jokes.

    #46 5 days ago

    Welpppppppppppp here goes some more moneyyyyyyyy

    #47 5 days ago

    Lower prices are live now!!

    #50 5 days ago

    Freebie gift gooo!

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